Members csm Posted June 29, 2010 Members Share Posted June 29, 2010 Still recovering from getting together with my old band Blast Furnace & The Heatwaves to play our first gig since 1979 ... on my 59th birthday, yet! Old rivalries and squabbles were comprehensively buried, and we rocked like beasts (though i say so myself!). The old firm of guitarist Andy Eastwood (aka Blitz Krieg), bassist Kevin Allen (aka Dee Bass, who organised and hosted the event), drummer Nigel Elliott (aka Tom Tom), harpmeister Skid Stuart (as himself) and me on vox n gtr as Furnace reconvened in the seaside resort of Scarborough (as in 'Scarborough Fair' and 'Postcards From Scarborough) to play together for the first time since we were all snotty young punks in our 20's (as opposed to semi-respectable old geezers in our 50's). Your friend and mine Marc 'The Exorcist' Jefferies (aka metalheadUK) came along for the ride and the view, accompanied as ever by his lovely Jan, to mix our live sound, keep our guitars healthy and add his own inimitable brand of good cheer to the event. If anybody DIDN'T have a good time, they kept that information to themselves. Singing full-on rock and roll (as opposed to laidback blues) totally did my elderly vocal cords in and I can still barely talk ... but here's the first clip to surface ... encoring on our almost-a-hit-but-not-quite single South Of The River. More documentation will surface as soon as the various pix n clips have been sorted. (Gear note: I'm using my same old Strat and Super Reverb; Blitzy's playing my JD Tele through his own multi-FX and a borrowed Line 6 combo.) [YOUTUBE]l6oACiNSJzY[/YOUTUBE] Croaky but happy ... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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