Letters

Questions to the Band

These are responses from the Daredevils:

Q: How did the Ozark Mountain Daredevils get their name?

A: We plowed thru a number of names when we first got started---"Burlap Underwear" was my favorite at the time--none of them made any sense to us---we really thought the whole idea of a name was somewhat absurd. So finally we came up with "Cosmic Corncob and His Amazing Ozark Mountain Daredevils". It was more of a joke than anything else---however, a record deal came along rather quickly and we shortened it to the Ozark Mountain Daredevils---and the record company, to our surprise, loved it. I always hated the name even though it was my idea. Until lately that is. Now I think it's great---it really does explain who we are--what we are about--and where we're from. And besides it's a hell of alot better than "the Beach Boys". -John Dillon

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