was a Boston-area bandleader who first found fame with the slapdash punk outfit Scruffy the Cat
. The band gigged throughout Boston and made some headway nationally but was finished by 1990 or so. Chesterman
's next project was the Harmony Rockets
, which released exactly one EP. In 1994, he embarked on a decidedly twangier solo career with From the Book of Flames
, which appeared on the Slow River imprint. The similar sounds of Studabakersfield
followed two years later; in 1997, Ryko released Hit This & Kick That
, a Europe-only LP compiling tracks from his two solo albums. The self-released Ham Radio
followed in 2000.