I HAVE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME TO TELL MY STORY
... AND IT IS STILL NOT THE TIME

This is Roger F.'s former band, Cherry On The Top

Cherry On The Top

They were a bunch of excessive amateurs.
Everytime they performed, they also offered something to eat for the audience.
They were a voice for the lost, the losers, the outcast.
They never agreed on what they were actually doing.
But they documented it all and archived it on this YouTube Channel.
It was all whirlwind and improvisation.
No matter what they did,
whether they rehearsed, ate a pizza or played live,
somebody was always offended.
After every performance Roger felt very depressed.
This was their last show before he left the group:


To express his depression, he made a film called "Art Is Dead".
It was the cherry on top of the decay of Cherry On The Top.
Out of the mixture of delusions, weed and social-critical discourse, Roger F. was born.

Everything good must grow in the dark before it is strong enough to step into the light

But the Story of Rogers path in music began way earlier.
It started with an ukulele and was fun, maybe because the lessons included singing.
But after a year of lessons in accoustic guitar, Rogers interest in music was gone.
It arouse again thanks to a student band called Stick.
Yet another four string instrument needed to be picked up:
the bass guitar.

Stick

At their first concert, Roger sang "Whiskey In The Jar".
It sounded like this:

After a period of playing covers, Stick would write their own songs.
One of their first compositions was entitled "Bullshit".
Nevertheless this was the first time Roger experienced something professionals would refer to as
musical differences.
Maybe he left the group just because he started to dress in black.

Although Heinz and Jaques, the two he would team up with next did not dress in black eighter,
they shared a vision.
It was called The Patient.
Their first out of two concerts was held on the 1st of august 2003, switzerlands national day.
They chose to play on this day because they took the heavy use of fireworks as permission for noise.
They used the garden of the house where Roger grew up and lived at the time.
It was an outrage in the neighborhood, but of course no one would tell.

The Patient split up after their second concert.
Main trigger was that Jaques, the guitarist, refused to play solos.
Jaques' attitude would become form later.
For now, the two remaining patients went on improvising only with drums, bass and voice.
The darkness, in which Rogers music grew stronger, would take yet another shade: the one of boredom.
Boredom gave way to experiment.
A first step on making an artsy music video clip was ventured.
And one might think, it was no coincidence that they used "Impression, Sunrise" by French painter Claude Monet as topic.
But maybe this is just a projection.

Adrian (Rogers brother) finally brought in, what was missed before:
He would play endless guitar solos.
The style changed.
An unknown notion of optimism broke through the clowds of anger.
They called this band Muntschitschi, after the Japanese stuffed toy monkeys.

I WANT TO GO HOME

WHO IS ROGER F. AGAIN?