Mike 'Ampboy' Allen was the original Spiders Roadie who helped out the band for many years .
"We were all seated around Formica clubhouse one day (at the Glendale Community College) when a limbering guy sat down at the table with his lunch, pulled out a cap pistol and shot us all dead. This was Mike Allen, who also distinguished himself by carrying a Man From Uncle badge and ID card. Glen said to him, "You're a crazy motherfucker," and Mike Allen laughed a lot. Mike became our amp-boy - which is what we called the big guy who carried the equipment for us skinny guys. He signed on with us and stayed for the next four years."