Rest in peace Bobby Lloyd Hicks

Rest in peace Bobby Lloyd Hicks
Skeletons Drummer Bobby Lloyd Hicks passed away February 19, 2017 (Left: Lloyd, Right: Lou Whitney) Photo by Dale Wiley

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Just Released & For Sale: Skeletons: Alive in the 90s (22 classics polished up by Tom Taber)

For Sale: The Skeletons "Alive in the Nineties 1990-1995
Lou Whitney - Joe Terry - Bobby Lloyd Hicks - D. Clinton Thompson - Kelly Brown -- Live performance released by Almeron Records.With the band's approval, Tom Taber has dusted off old recordings, many of the tapes by the prolific Glenn Steinkamp, and put them on CD for sale to fans. Now, he's up to 4 separate CDs for sale, including the unearthing of the Skeletons' 1979 Amador show as well as the massive 4 disc Morells extravaganza, 101 Songs about Cars, Girls and Food. All of these releases catch the band(s) energy, wit and virtuosity that you may recall if you ever saw them live. Email Tom Taber for purchase details

Monday, August 6, 2007

Make your next party a hit (with over 6 hours of Morells and Skeletons)

Three other CDs for sale. "More compression." That's what Tom Taber hears from the band while they review the live recordings, prior to release. So, the good news is that these CDs have high standards. The even better news is that there's enough Morells/Skeletons music here to choke an iPod or two. And that's progress, since all through the late 90s, so much of this music was out of print, I had to send web site visitors to used CD sites, in search of In the Flesh, or Shake and Push. To buy one of the three CDs, Email Tom Taber for purchase details

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Ever wonder what this record really looked like?

L to R: Joe, Bobby Lloyd, Donnie, Lou, Nick

Friday, August 3, 2007

Do you remember a show? (tell us about it)

above: 1981, The Morells, Lawrence, KS - photo by L. Wilson

"Coyote Club, Wichita, probably 1979 or 80, when their lineup included that Ozark Mountain Daredevils guy. The Coyote stayed open until 2 a.m. This particular Saturday night, however, was when daylight savings time ended, so at 2:00 it became 1:00. So we got another energetic set - they played from 10:00 until 3:00 a.m.- including breaks."

Jim R.


"My favorite Morells memory is one particular night at KC's old Parody Hall,circa 1980-81. The second-story dance floor was literally swaying to the beat, and I'm thinking, if it falls, at least I'll die happy. The band harmonizing on Psychedelic Situation, Wepp (Boy Go Wash Your Breath) and more. The best moment, though, (which I have documented on a tinny tape) is when, on the encore, they lurched from Folsom Prison Blues to Blitzkreig Bop.I contend they are the only band capable of doing it that well."

-Rick H.