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Who is Billy Rancher and How Did We Come to be Unreal Gods?

Part One – Who is Billy Rancher?

By Jon DuFresne

unrealgods_1981_49Be it through Evolution, Divine Intervention, Fate or Luck, Billy Rancher and the Unreal Gods were born a fully mature musical entity in the spring of 1981. Never before in the history of Portland, Oregon had a band hit so powerfully with all the pieces so perfectly aligned. The songs, the personalities, the musicianship, the image, the attitude, all presented in a manner larger-than-life, captured the hearts and minds of a generation ready to celebrate the possibilities of a decade still fresh and new. The hippie granola culture of … Read the rest