by Linda Carl
Although most of the top rock n' roll groups have risen in
England, a local group to watch is The Intruders. They also have
appeared in New York, Lake George, Troy, and Poultney, Vt.
Mike Collins, bass guitarist, is the youngest member of the
group at 15. Besides music he likes sports - especially gymnastics,
soccer and skiing.
Marc Hecker, lead guitarist, also plays drums. He is active
in wrestling, skiing and weight lifting. Other than rock n' roll
he enjoys jazz and classical music.
Lead singer, Carl Buell, has been writing for this paper during
the football season.
Playing rhythm guitar is Mark Ernst. He also plays harmonica
and piano but he admits rather poorly. He has the most flip sense
of humo; of the group. At the moment he is trying to teach himself
how to play the organ.
On drums there is Warren Droms. He enjoys playing tennis and
golf and earning money.
About Four and a half years ago Marc started guitar lessons.
Mark was influenced and also started guitar lessons. Soon after
Mike took up guitar. They played together for about two years
and then were joined by Snooky Mercoglan on drums.
Then Mike switched to bass guitar. Last January CarI started
singing with the group and that is when it actually went professional.
Before that they had played only instrumentals mainly for their
own enjoyment. Snooky, the group's former drummer, moved to Pennsylvania
during the summer and was replaced by Warren about a month ago.
When I asked them what their impressions of the Stones and
the Beatles were, they commented, "We like them, but we
like girls better." The Beatles and other English groups
have probably had the most influence on the group's style.
As for a career in beat they said that it was impossible to
major in rock n' roll at a college, but if they got lucky they
would certainly follow it as a serious occupation. Mark, Mike,
and Marc plan on studying advertising and commercial art, with
music as a sideline. Carl plans on attending college next fall.
Warren didn't take the question very seriously and replied that
he wanted to be a surfer and a cowboy.
Their first record, "What Kind of Girl," was recorded
recently and was sent to RCA. The song was written by Carl and
Marc. If the disk jockies give the record a chance it could become