Scott Carter Thunes, aka "Nektor", aka "Throkton", was raised in San Anselmo, CA, and took up the bass at age ten, when "his mother and guitar playing older brother decided the family needed a bassist". In 1981, Thunes contacted Frank Zappa at the behest of his brother, who had himself tried unsuccessfully to audition for Zappa's group.
Scott provided bass and/or mini-moog for Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch, The Man From Utopia, Them Or Us, Thing-Fish, Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention, Does Humor Belong In Music?, Uncle Meat (87 re-release), Jazz From Hell, Guitar, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1, Broadway The Hard Way, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 3, The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life, Make A Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6, Trance-Fusion and The Dub Room Special; also on the Beat The Boots series disk As An Am (BTB).
Happily married, living in Marin after a hiatus of several years in LA, and working for a software firm, Scott has no imminent plans to return to professional music. Thunes: "The music business treated me fairly poorly, and after Frank died, it's just been one unappreciating employer after another, so they can all go hang".