Terrific article about an awesome entertainer!
So wait, why are we supposed to support a band that exhibits actions of "misogyny, silencing and suppressing the women in the band"?
Excellent review, but as you pointed out, not the definitive album of this act. Go to any of the mid-1960s gems--primarily "Spirit of '67"--and that IS what Paul Revere and the Raiders really were. The "Indian Reservation" single's success was completely out of left field, Columbia was starting to carefully nurture Mark Lindsay's solo career--which pretty much fizzled, save a few decent singles--and I think the Raiders were a bit of an afterthought when this single and album came out. But the strength of the single bought them a couple more years at Columbia and as an entity that at least had to be listened to. But that aside, this is a "Raiders" LP, not a "Paul Revere and the Raiders" LP, and quite frankly, it suffers in comparison with those great records this act put out from 1965-1967. Not a bad effort, mind you, but not the one (Paul Revere and the) Raiders album you would want as a "desert island" disk.
To the Weekly--It was disappointing to see the in print cover stating, "Giant Sand--Quits".
I'd say, if anything, Howe Gelb and company are persevering. I'm sure this was an oversight, but please do try and have more thoughtful awareness about your use of language.
These people need to be deported, after a lengthy stay in prison for their crime.
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Sometimes someone who loves music and is determined to live his life doing the thing he loves has a 30 year career doing just that. What a joke.
Sometimes people with no real music talent fool everybody and catch on. Gelb is one of those.
What a joke.
Saw them at a festival. They got the crowd up and moving....for the exits.
Don't waste your $$$. They do the same tune over and over or at least it sounds that way.
The only positive things Dylan ever did for music was introduce weed to The Beatles and somehow (?) inspire Jimi Hendrix. If Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seeger or Eric Clapton didn't exist, he might be the most overrated musician of all time.
$150 dollars? Nothing sustainable about that..
Best new band around! They will go far!
I am very happy to see that people are sustaining the memory of Rainer. Back in the 80's I clandestinely recorded sets he played at Tony's Steak House. I loved his music. Then one evening Rainer was doing a solo set at The Temple of Music & Art. I worked up enough courage to ask him (this time openly) to record his music. He said sure. A couple of songs into the set you can hear Rainer say, "Hey I want to hear that tape at the break." He did and he liked the simple recording I had made, saying that it reminded him of the way early blues artists recordings sounded ... simple. My girlfriend at the time heard the tape and w/out seeing Rainer play bought every CD of his music available at the time. I guess she liked his music too.
Just superb. Any music lover in Tucson should have this in their collection, and what a great support vehicle. Take the time to lend an ear and give a hand.
Thank You Mr. Ptacek
Thanx Linda and Tom what a great job you have done.
Yep, 40 people (maybe ) show up and it's an event. Nope....sorry just more half ass Tucson "musicians" who will go nowhere next year and the year after that.
Lived with Dick and his friend in their condo back in 87 or 88. My brother introduced me to them. My brother also painted two murals on the walls of the FineLine at its old location. It was a fun place back then.
Happy Holidays from myself, James Williams, who can attest to Mr. Tatum and his music. From Dec if 69 to Jan of 74 I was stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB and had the privledge of listening to andfor a short while singing with his banb The Haze Express. Every week they played at the NCO club. In 1972 4 airmen and myself formed a vocal group called Brother Love and for at least a year we performed with them at the club and on some of their Chitling Circuit Tours. It was great back then.
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