Monday, August 1, 2022
Monntag 1 aug 2022. LOTS of tribute and youtube to my Facebook friend
Jim Sohns, singer of Shadows of Knight, so may as well
put in my bit. FIDDY years of him, i known and when he friended
me: PSYHCED! Gizmas '72 in new jersey visiting a Circus
magazine penpal from when came "That's Cool,
Cub Koda said it was the greatest rocknroll record
ever made" and I DID find first Shadows of Knight album for
a dollar. After lissenin' told "That's Cool" "boy
they dont make bands like that anymore!" Especially their take
on "I just wanna make love to you" where it has a Who/Yardbirds
rave-up; rest of album is a lot of what the 12x5 Stones were doing.
BUT I also had "Gloria" and "Oh Yeah" on 45
but DID play der scheisse out of "Gloria"'s flip; "Dark
Side", D A and E, early Stones-y ballad AND "oh yeah"
(on Nuggets!) b-side "Light Bulb Blues" which has a Chuck
Berry/ brian Jones rhythm to it..I COULD even record those two b-sides
some day before i join Jim Sohns! lastly, Greg Prevost, Chesterfield
Kings, on Facebook, put, him, his AUTOGRAPH copy of first Shadows
of Knight album...and rest of their releases are excellent too but
when I first heard that first album I was 16 and savaged and Saint
Mach Bell was in Joe Flash, perhaps".....
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
'Dienstag 2 August 2022. What better way to celberate 66 and
1/3 years than listening to The
Gizmos Raw '76/'77 THREE liftymes later, this
Gulcher release holds up! Of note: a 18 march 76 practice, Rockabilly
Yobs meet Cerberus, thus THE
GIZMOS! Brother Eddie Flowers does the
"Kick out the jams" intro word-perfect so now Gulcher
has released TWO covers of teenage Ken highland doing "Ramblin'
Rose"! (buy the O. rex cd on Gulcher,
April '74 version!). And I forgot we did "Raw Power"!
Frankenstein (pre Dead Boys) did this Stooges cover 31 Oct 75,
as did DMZ, Rat 2 april 77 BUT: both Frank AND Gizmos perform
Kiss's "deuce" four months and two states apart! "The
Midwest can be alright"!".....
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
"day of Wodin 3 August 2022. Jim Harold of the Rat
Lotsa facebook tribute and I guess I took a photo at Plough of
him and "She's Not just another Girl (She's a darling)"
at the Asa brebner Mess Around. So MY Jim harold tribute
is to Rat Records! His label. When I first landed in Newtown,mass
(1635 AND 1977 "reincarantion", a Stanton Park release)
Oedpius debuted Live at the Rat
on WTBS FM. sunday 21 august 77 Afrika Korps plays "at the
Rat" at cantones (a Gulcher cd). discogs lists FOUR 45s but
half of them are PRIMO Jeff Wilkinson rock drumming,
being "Loretta' and "Just Head"; JIM HAROLD'S
LABEL, God bless him. Third Rail's "Rondey
Rush" b/w "sweet jane"; glad i saw Richard
Nolan at CHURCH ("Dead boston club") about
ten years ago.
BUT, the Hopeless Obscurity is: "Just for you" b/w
"your left eye" by: BUCK!
says: "style: hard rock". it says also Steve
Forest on guitar was in Silverhead! There's also a Johanna
Wild ex-member plus a John Kalishes (Susan) RIP
connection which makes me quote fromThe Gospel according to Saint
mach! (Bell). Know ye! Jim harold did, vera Lee, live 3 score
and 19 and when taking that "Stairway to Heaven",Saint
Peter, he did not see BUT 'twas Mitch Cerulli doin' the door into
heaven! Jim merely said "I'm on the guest list" and
THUS avoided sailing down the River Styx (or listening to them
which is worse) "nor by-passing Cerberus (drei hund kopf!)
but instead greeted those Angels (not Johnny, YET!) whom were
noted and listed in BGN
In Memorium. thus ends the first reading".....
Thursday, July 28, 2022
day of Thor 4 august 2022. did some reserach from discogs on "Just
for you" b/w "your left eye' Rat records RR-5281 1977
hard rock that sounds like 1972! Guitar is Steve Forest who played
guitar on that great Silverhead album with "Rollin with my
baby" (taped for me by Solomon Gruberger "then")
and Mick Hough on drums drummed on the 1972 "Small Beginnings"
45 by Flash (which had some ex-Yes in it; probably why I bought
it plus heard it on Rochester NY AM radio). Playing the Rat musta
been like Spinal tap playing the Airplane hanger OR playing Jumpin
jack Flash AFTER playin' in Joe Perrira Project (Gospel according
to Saint mach (BELL). gO TO NEMO-NEWENGLAND.BLOGSPOT.NL FOR FULL
TALE. "Jamie pease had been in Johanna Wild and was playing
with John kalishes"....after jamie went to AUGUST whose album
COULD be worth a buck and were certainly Spinal Tap during the Bunratty's/Beat
daze (who WERE Spinal Tap back in '85...)...LAST: jessie henderson
enginerred this rat records 45 and DID drum in rockin' ramrods so
from "She Lied" to Buck to August...hey! it's still ALL
Boston music and "love that dirty water' around Jim harold's
Friday, July 29, 2022
"Freitag 6 August 2022. Rappin' up the week, yo: Kenne
Highland Air Force recording session saturday 7 augu
2022. Next gig: Jungle,somerville, mass. friday 26 August
2022. 6-9 pm. Stigmatics and (my sugesstion) TOKYO TRAMPS. mad
Painter 8-845 pm PROMPTLY! Some evening show but fuck
that shit after painter aint nuthin' else!".......