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    Main » 2008 » May » 11
    Sunday, 11 May 2008
    Band Members :
    - Mike Love -- drums, percussion (1963-71)
    - Ray Mills -- lead guitar (1963-71)
    - Bobby Sims -- rhythm guitar (1963-68)
    - Bobby Stampley -- bass (1963-71)
    - Joe Stampley -- vocals, keyboards (1963-71)
    - Ronnie Weiss - guitar
    - Jim Woodfield -- guitar (replaced Bobby Sims) (1968-71)

    Related acts :
    - Mouse and the Traps (Ronnie Weiss)
    - Rio Grande (Ronnie Weiss)
    - Joe Stampley (solo efforts)

    Bio :
    Years before Joe Stampley began his ascent to country stardom, he fronted a Louisiana rock band, the Uniques, who were quite popular in the South, although national attention eluded them. The group were ironically named in light of their failure to establish a truly distinctive style. They were adept at blue-eyed soul, covering William Bell's "You Don't Miss Your Water" and Art Neville's "All These Things," landing a huge regional hit with the latter tune. They were also capable of waxing good, original, Southern-flavored pop-rock, especially on "Not Too Long Ago," another big Southern hit. And, oddly enough, they also did an all-out, raunchy, R&B-hued garage-b ... Read more »
    Category: Psyche/Garage/Folk | Views: 4948 | Added by: afroclonk | Date: 11 May 2008 | Rating: 5.0/1

    Sunday, 11 May 2008

    An album many loved but so few heard? Or is it the other way around? I dunno, but everyone I ever played this for loved it. And I'm posting it by special request here, transferring it from my old site, so I guess the love-in continues.

    From AMG, about the band:

    A San Francisco supergroup of underground musicians, the Cat Heads formed in 1985. Singer and guitarist Mark Zanandrea was from the Leaches and Love Circus, guitarist Sam Babbit from the Ophelias, drummer Melanie Clarin played with just about everyone in town, and bassist Alan Korn hailed from X-Tal. The band traded vocal and songwriting chores to create a chaotic mix of folk-rock, indie-rock, joke-rock and country. Its 1987 debut, Hubba, was produced by the

    Rain Parade's Matt Piucci, and its follow-up, 1988's Submarine, was produced by Camper Van Beethoven's David Lowery. With so much insider support, it's a small wonder that the Cat Heads didn't survive the late-eighties post-R.E.M. groundswell of alternative bands, but instead disbanded after touring ... Read more »

    Category: Psyche/Garage/Folk | Views: 2776 | Added by: gomonkeygo | Date: 11 May 2008 | Rating: 5.0/1


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