David “Fathead” Newman wrote the song “Montana Banana” in a motel room in Hamilton, Montana. I was with him and wrote it down for him. He said he would record it and I would play the bass for my transcription work. We played it for many tours and the band smokes on the live recordings I have of the song. Well, he did record it a couple of times but I never got the call. I still miss ’em.