In 1975 Darryl Rhoades formed the now legendary Hahavishnu Orchestra, a twelve piece musical comedy troupe that traveled nationally until June of 1978. Rhoades and band received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Playboy, Village Voice and too many other magazines to list. Rolling Stone/MTV critic Kurt Loder proclaimed Rhoades "one of the most savagely gifted writer/performers in the country today".
During the existence of the band several songs were recorded but only one record was released...."BURGERS FROM HEAVEN/SURFIN' SHARK", a very rare 45 RPM. In 1979 The Outlaws covered Rhoades' "The Lights Are On (But Nobody's Home). In 1980 Rhoades released his critically acclaimed first LP, "BURGERS FROM HEAVEN". The title song was used in Jim Varney's movie "FASTFOOD".
In 1989 Rhoades started touring as a standup comic/one man show working 45 to50 weeks a year in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean Islands plus getting airplay from syndicated radio shows such as THE DR. DEMENTO SHOW &