Post by FeedbackLourde on Feb 8, 2007 23:11:12 GMT -5
Capz. I downloaded it from the Anthology Recordings website. www.anthologyrecordings.com/ The bands actually do get royalties. In general, I get a lot of music through trading with likeminded music fans. It's up to us to educate each other as most record companies/radio stations won't if they can't get rich from it.
Kevin Played Drums Mostly on Red Weather ---great drummer ---shared the chair with Mick Waller ----- Totally crazy Welshman ( Irish) somehow the british soul as far as drummers has somethng special---except for Whaley Kevin sang on "Joannie Mann" WRITTEN ABOUT LINDA RUSSELL WHO IS THE SISTER REFERED TOO AS SISTER TO MANAGER OF BLUE CHEER--JERRY RUSSELL..SURE DO MISS THIS GUY--
I have recently talked to Helen Westlake ---Kevin's widow ----she informs me there are plans underway to compile his catalogue and put it on a cd-------------- Any self respecting song writer would want this item as Kevin was gifted as a songwriter --- "Stars Fade" was his hit so to speak in England and offered him a new winnabego to travel around england for a few years and establish himself ---------- His works with Ronnie Lane --Small Faces also established him ----------- Kevin was a tough one to work with -------he was one of those genius madman sorts and fickle to a fault . Once we went to visit his mother in Pembrokshire , South Wales , we were invited to a party at his friends house about 30 miles outside of town---anyway Kevin became angry at our driver and told him to f....off so we walked back 20 miles to his mothers house -- glad I did really as I became close with Kevin and saw some rather remarkable scenery their in Wales along the cliffs with broken down castles and sleeping Dragons--------- Kevin was one of the special ones with talent exuding from every pore and he had a fondness for the drink which probably killed him---------- from one of Kevins songs:
" I can get myself together , in just half of an hour , I can brush my teeth, and walk right out the door"
I have made a cd of his album and a cd of some demos he sent me just before he died ---- If anyone wants these let me know -------and give me some time.
Thank you very much on your reply, Eric. It did seem to me that this was a unknown link in the Blue Cheer family tree. Kevin is very highly praised by a number of people and yet very few of us know about him. Unfortunately, his time is over. Thanks for the back stories. May he rest in peace....
Post by featheredfish on Feb 19, 2007 18:39:57 GMT -5
I like Roky Erickson. `Bloody Hammer` and `Stand for the Fire Demon` are two of my favourite rock tracks. Of course, he started with another legendary 60`s band, the Thirteenth Floor Elevators. Great band, and great music. I also like Beefheart, although he is very much an acquired taste, like Tom Waits, for instance. I went to see the Magic Band last year, with John French on voice synthesiser, Rockette Morton on bass, and Lucas and Whalley on guitars. Absolutely brilliant. Played it like it used to sound. Prefer the earlier stuff though. The original crew. Played Strictly Personal - the album - just last week. They don`t make music like that any more.
Post by mr maltese on Feb 21, 2007 23:48:56 GMT -5
FBL,....the Sainte Anthony's Fyre Cd is great,....I like it especially because it has that unpolished, unproduced sound - the way rock n' roll was meant to be....too bad they were short lived...great stuff man
Post by FeedbackLourde on Feb 22, 2007 6:58:03 GMT -5
It was a lot of fun jamming with the drummer of Sainte Anthony's Fyre in that blues band I used to play in. Me & him used to really click & go off whenever we did our cover of Parchment Farm. Now that I heard this album, I know why we clicked so well. Glad you liked it!
Yes, Pagey and the boys were known to lift a lot of musical ideas from others adding different vocals. The intro of Stairway to Heaven was lifted from Randy California's Taurus. However, Jimmy added a different coda plus all the heavier stuff. Too bad California didn't get any credit on IV.
Anyone heard of Roky Erickson, he wrote some of the weirdest songs in rock history.
I broke out my Roky Erickson And The Aliens CD this morning, and you are correct he is one strange dude. "Working In The Kremlin With A Two Headed Dog." Strange indeed. I also listened to a Aardvark album last night. Anyone remember those guys? I don't think they had a guitar player in the band did they?
Post by FeedbackLourde on Mar 9, 2007 19:32:11 GMT -5
"Pagey and the boys were known to lift a lot of musical ideas from others"
Yeah, I believe that. I just heard Trampled Underfoot in my car and the vocal line is a complete ripoff of VAMBO MARBLE EYE! I'll give a prize to whoever out there can identify the band that wrote that (except for Feathered Fish--I got my reasons).