Morse and a group of University of Miami classmates were tired of studying theory, so they got together and jammed on rock, playing parties and keggers. Then they got the bright idea: “Hey, let’s make a record!”
Steve Morse says:
"Within the school, the group was officially called The University Of Miami Rock Ensemble #2, but we were already referring to ourselves as Dixie Dregs.
"Our first album was actually done at the music school using equipment that was set up to do live stage recordings. We worked all night and part of the next evening, but we wound up with an actual piece of piece of vinyl we could call our own.
"We sold some copies of The Great Spectacular, but most of them melted when the exhaust pipe heated up the back of the station wagon where we put them while driving North. We used them as placemats after that, but we managed to save a few to send out to record companies - and one of them, Capricorn, signed us."
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