IS THERE A COVER OF A GARAGE ROCK CLASSIC OR OBSCURITY , OR BOTH , THAT WAS SO BAD YOU EITHER LOVED OR LOATHED IT? The example I always fall back on is Pop Music Will Eat Itself's "Beaver Patrol". I…Continue
The initial artists set to play The Ponderosa Stomp were just announced.Of most interest to many folks here are The Standells and The Sloths. It's no secret The Sloths are kicking ass and taking…Continue
Reg Presley , Lead Singer for The Troggs , for nearly 50 years , until a major stroke in 2010 and a diagnosis of Lung Cancer in early 2012 necessitated his retirement , has died from related…Continue
Have any of you heard any good Rock'n'Roll rumors ? They don't have to be incriminating. Some might be things you WISH would have happened , e.g. the New York/Boston super - bill at The Warsaw in…Continue
If it got you thru the day 10 , 20 , 30 years ago ,and you don't have it , then , you have a quest. It took me almost 30 years to find my song - "Strange Boutique" by The Monochrome Set. It was my song , in High School. I'D PLAY IT IN THE MORNING , AND I COULD FACE HIGH SCHOOL......"DOWN TO YOU" BY THE REAL KIDS HAD A SIMILAR EFFECT ON ME , BUT ,THANKFULLY , HIGH SCHOOL WAS NOT THE NOSTALGIC AFTERBIRTH SO MANY PEOPLE MAKE IT OUT TO BE. I REMEMBER WHERE I WAS WHEN I FIRST HEARD "KNOW YOUR PRODUCT " BY THE SAINTS , AND DRIVING AROUND , BLASTING TAPES OF GEORGE GIMARC'S SHOW (KZEW DALLAS .) , LIKE THE INTRO TO "THAT 70'S SHOW". OR , SOMETIMES IT WAS A TAPE OF "BOZO'S BIRTHDAY PARTY".
MY ALMA COGEN IS HAVING IT'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION. KIND OF SAD.
I JUST SAW , ON Eggman's post , that Bugs Henderson , former Mouse and The Traps Guitarist , and longtime popular Blues Guitarist/Singer on the Dallas club circuit , passed away recently. I have no information , as of yet. I was briefly in touch with Henderson when he was raising funds and staging a huge benefit show for Ronnie "Mouse" Weiss , who was in need of a Lung Transplant. This was a couple of years ago. Henderon's fiery Guitar licks enhanced such tunes as "Maid of Sugar , Maid of…Continue
Lee Dorman , original Iron Butterfly Bassist , who played on their first four albums , and a Live LP , up until their breakup , returning to play in many , legitimate , versions of the band (Several touring bands used the name , sometimes with no original or even mk 2 or 3 lineup members , before the law was tightening up on such actions.), was found dead in his car. No foul play is suspected , as it turns out he had a history of heart trouble.
Dorman played in the classic lineup of…Continue
Eddie Bertrand , Lead Guitarist for the early Surf/Instrumental groups , Eddie and The Showmen and The Bel - Airs , just passed away at the age of 67. There is'nt much more info at the time. Bertrand played Lead Guitar on hits like "Mr. Moto" and "Squad Car" (Still covered , in bitchen form , by Los Straitjackets.) , and commenced performing , again , during the largely California - based Surf music revival of the 80's , which briefly went nationwide in '95 with the popularity of "Pulp…Continue
With a voice like a DJ and a face made for radio , Gentleman John decrees (Trumpets , please) , The # 1 SONG THIS WEEK - "TIN SOLDIER" , THE SMALL FACES CLASSIC , PERFORMED BY THE NERVEBREAKERS. "DEDICATED TO ALL THE ....MOD GUYS OUT THERE"( T.TEX EDWARDS). THE FUNNY STAGE PATTER AT THE BEGINNING IS A REFERENCE TO BARRY KOODA'S ORIGINAL "I WANNA KILL YOU" , A TENDER LOVE SONG TO JOAN JETT , AND , YES , THERE WAS A TIME THAT VIRTUALLY NO ONE KNEW WHO JOAN JETT WAS. NOT UNLESS THEY READ…Continue