The Atomic Sherpas meld funk, groove, blues, jazz, psychedelic rock and free jazz. Oh Lord, you might say, just give me The New York Dolls and to hell with that highbrow hippy crap. But all of the genres that may have you heading for the Xanax bottle (to be washed down with a three finger slug of old crow) are irrelevant, for at an Atomic Sherpas show you'll find yourself transported by the irresistable groove into pleasure giving undulations. Then our groove science department goes to work on your mind with all them fancy techniques you would have resisted prior to our insidious funky body persuasion. Give yourself to the ride, baby. You'll thank us later. Grizzled veteranos of L.A. punk rock, free jazz, blues, roots and rock n' roll scenes, these players have joined forces to bring their experience together with the simple goal of transporting their audiences to the ecstatic states previously known only to whirling dervishes and lifetime members of Plato's Retreat. Members of The Atomic Sherpas have played/toured/recorded with the following groups: Wayne Kramer, Eugene Chadborne, Mike Watt, Stew, Bazooka, Fatso Jetson, Lazy Brad Lewis, Brant Bjork, Double Naught Spy Car, The Cover Problem, Slydell, Brother Weasel, Rosie Flores, Stew, Sweet Justice, Biblical Proof Of UFO's, Spain, Slowrider, The BellRays, The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, The B-Movie Rats, Carlos Guitarlos, Passing Strange (The Musical), Possum Dixon, Fatso Jetson, Josh Haden, Eugene Edwards, The Black Widows and El Grupo Sexo.
The Mecolodiacs were a three-piece Jazz-Funk band.
They consisted of Joe Baiza (guitar), Rafa Gorodetsky (bass) and partly Tony Cicero or Wayne Griffin on the drums.
“These guys are as classic punk/sludge-rock as you can get, and there's no doubt in my mind that they're the brainchild of a former Wiper and friends. It's almost as if the Wipers and Melvins got together and had a child: a sick, twisted, demented monster of a kid that loved to play loud, fast, and hard. ”
— Adam Mars, New Rock News 43