Originally Posted by Pollyanna
Onya uniin - we're getting quite a catalogue going here.
Yeah, that was the worst gig ever. Much more fun having residencies at small, fleabag bars. As for the "exposure" you receive playing a prestige venue with a name band ... it doesn't necessarily mean good exposure ...
I usually find Skyhooks songs too repetitive but they worked great live because they were so tight and had such great energy. Ego
is a great little number.
Going back to 1972, this was a classic by excellent vocalist, Jeff St John http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgWGQTcDFLk
... a million miles from from the formulaic singer/dancer bimbo and himbo pop stars on the record company mass production line!
We even had our own precursor to Boy George - Jeff Duff - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUFeKIaVFP8
... I went with friends to see a more recent band of his in a city venue. They knew Jeff and we sat and drank with him and the band after the gig. The fruity shtick is such a game - he's a really grounded, likeable guy :) ... and he's still gigging http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQtNSSFfvwc
Skyhooks: the whole Ego album is good. my local AOR station played the whole thing when it came out in '75 and i went to school the next day singing "You Just Like Me Cause I'm Good In Bed". my friends wanted to know - What
are you singing ? : ) didn't hear it again until da tube. wondered if i just imagined the record was that good. it was. and so were the songs from other albums that i found and the documentary was good too.
Jeff St. John: great voice. is he wheel-chair bound for life oe was that a momentary occurance ? i could look him up, but...you know...i'm like lazy and stuff.