Stiff Mackerel and the Aging Turkeys

by Jerry Ratch



Some misadventures of band members have caused show postponements 

And cancellations during the band's 50-year-long career 


The start of a European tour was postponed in 1998 

When one of them fell off a ladder in his home 


But the band didn't wake up to any of this until one of them fell out of the 

Coconut tree of life while on vacation 


And that was when it all began to go downhill 

And the band's name had apparently begun catching up with them 


Earlier in the band's career their original name had been 

Stiff Mackerel and The Top Sheets 


There hadn't been an Aging Turkey amongst the entire group 

But now, but now, but now there was