A young Black Flag fan by name of Henry Rollins would soon take the helm.
Turgeon went on to a more domesticated existence. He got married and had four kids, two of them now in college. He's divorced now but still lives on the same property as his ex-wife, in a guest house.
He is supposed to be the breadwinner for his family this time of year. His ex, a Head Start teacher, doesn't get paid in the summer.
In early July, a group of musicians gathered at the Hi-Hat for a benefit show for Dee that brought in about $1300. Just in time, he says. The electric and gas service were about to be shut off.
DJ Team Hard Hat spun that night. The Unnaturals, a surf-punk band, took the stage. Kitty Lynn played, too ("Patsy Cline," Dee says, "but really hot"). And a new incarnation of the Sluts — Dee, backed by New Orleans band Die Rotzz — headlined the show.
Dee, working on his third beer now, says it's time to restart his music career. "Throughout life, God has opened many doors for me, God has closed many doors," he says. "I think I might be at one of those doors, man."
Marvin Hirsch, who plays in the new version of the Sluts and has come along for the interview, is skeptical about whether the band can make any money. "We're still playing punk rock," he says.
But Dee is hopeful. The Dicks are playing again. D.O.A. is too. There's a nostalgia for '80s punk in the ether. All the Sluts have to do is churn out some more radio-friendly fare, he says.
"We've got to make a couple of songs that don't have 'fuck, shit, asshole' in them," he says.