Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tommy Ardolino, rest in peace (1955 - 2012)

The Skeletons- Rockin' Bones Revue at Lindburgs- 16 Sept 2011

Free downloads from a recent Skeletons reunion "revue". SBD mix by Eric Schuchman. Recording by Glenn Steinkamp. Track 1 has a nice bit of banter about the forming of the band (thanks to Glen Steinkamp!)  The Skeletons- Rockin' Bones Revue at Lindburgs- 16 Sept 2011 by steinkampg
From Bobby Lloyd: "The Skeletons backed Bo in the early 90's up in Columbia,MO and after he finished his set, he was standing in the wings wrapping up his guitar cord and the kids were going crazy but he wouldn't go back out...and the promoter kept upping the $$.  "Bo, you gotta go back out and do just one more song! ...for fifty bucks,  ... a hundred, ... a hundred and fifty!!!" I don't know where it ended but he finally  walked out, laid his coat across his amplifier and sat down behind my drums and started playing that famous beat. The guys joined in vamping and I grabbed some maracas and started singing "Hey Bo Diddley" on Donnie's mic. After some verses and sing-a-long choruses and a couple of solos we ended the song, the kids cheered and Bo got up and walked off the stage. Done and done! There's your song, pal. In the photo the amp with his coat is covering up the bass drum. But it's a pretty cool picture of a favorite rock n roll memory.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mary McBride (Drums: Bobby Lloyd HIcks) in Pakistan

Admittedly, I'm getting slowly back into blogging about Morells/Skeletons... and I, like you, will need more info about this mission by Bobby Lloyd. More info at: Mary McBride

This new project, Book of Matthew, by Lou and Donnie is available for purchase online. The whole thing, or track by track. Check it out. (Thanks W. Emerich for the heads up)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Corner Store

Nice song by Jonathan Richman, who recorded this song with the Skeletons on Jonathan Goes Country.

Skeletons on Whad'ya Know

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Morells Live in '84

For Sale: The Morells "Live in '84" 2 CDs
Another treasure from Tom Taber. Live performances released by Almeron Records. Two Morells shows: February 1984 at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis AND October 1984 from Parody Hall in Kansas City. The sound quality on the 1st Avenue show is the best I've ever heard. Taber writes: "The sound quality is INCREDIBLE, and it contains many Anthology songs that were previously only available in less-than-stellar fidelity." Email Tom Taber for purchase details