I saw them by chance in Cologne sometime around 1998-99. It was a huge city wide festival called PopCon and these guys were on a smallish stage in a quiet corner off on their own, making music like this I was completely sucked in, immediately. They had it all! The playing, the energy, blues + noise + absolute onstage lunacy and crowd involvement. I've been a fan ever since and they're a permanent presence in my playlists. I often play a kind of heavy boogie groove thing based on the Blues Explosion in my head.