102 – Pleasure VKTM: Steve Ricablanca

December 26, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Steve RicablancaSteve Ricablana is well known as the bass player for the seminal San Francisco punk band VKTMS. The band formed in 1978, and no other band played the fabulous Mabuhay Gardens more than the VKTMS, but after a stalled attempt to get on a record label in the early 80’s, the VKTMS split up and Steve went on to culinary school. He went on to serve as a chef in some world class restaurants in San Francisco and New York including Masas, ,Chez Panisse , and Donald Trump’s University Club. Steve eventually got back into music, with a foray into Detroit Techno, and then back with the VKTMS when they reformed in the late 90’s after a new generation discovered their music.  Steve is also the founder and guitar player of the band Pleasure Parade. MLR’s Dan Sauter talks with Steve about his life experiences, the VKTMS, Pleasure Parade, and his other solo musical efforts.

Steve Live       Steve VKTM


VKTMS – John Binkov, Terry Morris, Sophie Vogel,, Steve Ricablanca, Lou Gwerder

Pleasure Parade

Pleasure Parade


Early VKTMS – Nyna Crawford, Lou Gwerder, John Binkov, and Steve Ricablanca

Credits: “Mo” by “VKTMS“, “A Woman Scorned” by “VKTMS“, “Mermaid in My Soup” by “Steve Ricablanca“, “Back in Black” by “Pleasure Parade“, “Outside Economy” by “VKTMS

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Category: Musicians, Podcast

About the Producer ()

Daniel Sauter – Host and Executive Producer. Musician, IT professional, recording engineer, and geek-of-all-trades. His resume includes the bands Visitor 42, Gunpowder, Greg Volker & Deer Crossing, Raging Free Radicals, Lower Sound, and Illegal Action. He is also the loremaster for Rock and Royalties, the fantasy rock and roll trivia role playing game.

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