Monday, August 24 2020
Sonntag 23 august 20. "Rain of Death"! Walter
Lure was the last living Heartbreaker;
I played LAMF pretty frequent in my
trailer in South Carolina. Jayne County was lamenting
"Waldo"'s passing PLUS "my bassist Charles
Hall from my band The Amazing Cherubs"...Giz-torical:
saw Chas and my cuzzin Bebe Buell at Bunratty's
'88, Gargoyles band (he did a record; source: bebe). "here's
our address, we're moving to NY". But after 1988 Bunratty's
dont see him til 2019 GLiDER Portland Maine gig; 31 years of musical
misadventures in "Que pasa new York"! Sometime in new
"The Ghost of Charles Eliot Hall guided
me to this: 'www.littlecrackedegg.com issue 2 . ""little
cracked egg article written by Charles Hall! (Moguls, Portland
Maine): "my band the Amazing Cherubs has had the distinct
pleasure of performing as her backing group for the last several
years". "Coz I'm a bad detective.....and ah always git
Tuesday, August 25 2020
"Monntag 24 August 20. At Cheapo records four
for ten dollars; a DOUBLE album on Columbia Special Products called
The Sound of Philadelphia ($19.64
on sBay!-ed). If you ever danced to "I will always love
my mama' at the Other Side (like me!! 1973- ed), you know
these hits. MFSB (MoFoSoul band!) are my favourite with instrumentals
of Sly's "Family Affair" and "TSOP" ("Soul
Train' theme! And COULD "backstabbers" and "where
are all my friends' have inspired "everybody's a Lyre"?"
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
"Til Tuesday 25 August 20. Came across a cassette that just
says "O. Rex" in black magic marker.
It's the September 1976 sessions from when I was on leave from infantry
training school before reporting to Quantico Virginia (my birthplace!).
The next week, bands whom left the living room recorded Live
at the Rat. in that 29 avenue W, brooklyn Ny recorded
the "My Head's in '73" maxi-45.
Solomon Gruberger wrote the majority of songs so i'm on
drums (wait'll you hear "My generation" morph into "heard
her call my name' or "pushin too hard' becomes 'sister ray"!).
I actually have a collector interested in buying it! Good to hear
jay gruberger talk (age 16) before singing "rocknroll
is better than music'. Five months before we met Ken Kaiser!".....
Thursday, August 27, 2020
day of Wodin 26 August 20. still listening to my four for ten dollars
cheapo records vinyl albums and "goddam, i
do declare' I LOVE Introducing Eddy and the Falcons by
Roy Wood, 1974. Now when Big Al Baase and i did Rock
On, Greg Shaw (who put the
bomp) was mailing United Artists product to Alan's house,
so he's receiving the "california man" 45 by Move, Wizzard's
brew, first Electric Light Orchestra album...But by '74, Rock
On was defunct, I'd graduated high school, Gizmone leaves home
(oh wait! no album from them til '76!)...so I fucken missed this
album! Age 16, 1972, i was surely a rocknroll revivalist, so all
those jerry lee Lewis-isms on "california man"....me,
Frank Lima, Sol Gruberger on top of that shit!
eddy and the falcons, like Zappa's Ruben and the jets, is '50s put-on
tributes ala White Album and wikipedia nailed down the obvious;
Duane eddy/Del Shannon/Neil Sedaka/Elvis all get a send-up and there's
a TOTAL Phil Spector SHOULDA done cut....Others have and WILL pontificate
on this! back when a quart of Genesee Cream Ale was 68 cents and
Blue Oyster Cult's Secret treaties was STUCK in the 8-track player".......
Friday, August 28, 2020
"day of Thor 27 August 20. My final four for ten dollars
Cheapo records album: From the Vaults of Duke/Peacock volume
two, 1973, ABC records; STILL SEALED! fantastic soul collection
and highlight, for me: O.V. Wright singing "You Gonna Make
Me Cry"! havent checked the vintage on EVERY artist; that's
for 90 degree inside summer daze! "Hot Fun in the Summetime"
(but not for Miss Lyn!)".....
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Freitag on my mind 28 August 20. Trying to review the Asa
Brebner I am not gone cd track by track; a lot for
Robert E. Highland, Stranger in a strange land, to "grok".
So cd begins with Robin Lane doing "Sunshine
Blue Skies"; band is Robin, Trick Wallace on
guitar and bass and Tim Jackson drumming. DOES
sound like the Chartbusters, since Trick had 'the radcliffe chair'
but wait! there's more! Opening riff is "Sweet jane" as
played by the Byrds (and i guess that is Trick doing that impressive
12-string action). i might also comment Robin sings this in a "Society's
Child" -era janis ian kind of voice. Ok, veteran rockers, '60s
roots, yeah, yeah, yeah. Since I'm trying to mention folks I know
from "back in da day", backgrounds vocals by Linda Price
of Children of Paradise and Emily Grogan of Inky Spoon! (and if
you remember THOSE bands, you're ALREADY on social security!). More
next week, happy GG Allin birthday (Saturday 29
August) and me....I'm rockin' to Nitzinger on youtube,man!".....