The AD that ran in the local music paper / WaPo mentioned (the) Razz and Cheap Trick and [I think] the Ramones / new wave. One guy showed up with feathered hair and a porn-star moustache, and didn't want to audition with any of the songs we suggested. Tom was patient [well, as patient as he could be in those days, so he was impatient; but I digress . . .] until the guy said haughtily "look, I can sing like Paul Rodgers . . . ."
Tom laid his arms over his guitar, leaned in, and said "who'd want to?"
The audition was over.
Thanks to circumstances, my ignorance, Ithaca College, John Lennon and [reluctantly for him] Tom, I got to be a lead singer.
Or, as Bill Craig would say:
a Lead Singer!