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Automatic Pilot, San Francisco's satiric / erotic jazz wave ensemble, was the bleeding edge of the gay musical movement from 1980 to 1985.

R.I.P. Steve Graham
May 28 1940 - Nov. 17 2011

Steve was Automatic Pilot's bass player from 1981 to 1982.
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Automatic Pilot's compact discs "Back From The Dead" and "Live On Broadway" are now available from CD Baby and amazon.com and all major digital distributions services including The Mad Music Archive. AUTOMATIC PILOT: Back From The Dead     AUTOMATIC PILOT: Live On Broadway
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Automatic Pilot performances
Automatic Pilot songs
Automatic Pilot members
Automatic Pilot recording studio musicians
The Automatic Pilot story
Automatic Pilot recordings by release
Automatic Pilot recording sessions
Index to Automatic Pilot mp3s (complete list)
Index to Automatic Pilot videos
Index to Automatic Pilot oggs
Automatic Pilot photos
Index to Automatic Pilot graphics (partial list)
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Formed by members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, Automatic Pilot created its own niche in the newly organized gay performing arts scene, and helped to shape that scene. Starting as a punk rock parody with very gay attitude and lyrics, Automatic Pilot developed a unique form of hard core rock music performed on all acoustic instruments, with complex vocal harmonies and no guitar, which they called Erotic Jazz Wave. The core members went on to create professional recordings produced by singer Tony Kramedas, with a decidedly more electric sound. The songwriters Karl Brown and Matthew McQueen then contributed music to Theater Rhinoceros The AIDS Show. more detailed history...

Our name came from the Dan White trial.

Our music was played on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento radio show.

Automatic Pilot service mark
AUTOMATIC PILOT® is a registered service mark of Brown and McQueen Music, United States Patent and Trademark Office Reg. No. 3,120,407

email: karlap@automaticpilot.org

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