Monday, July 30, 2007
Swingline/Buy That Face (live 1983)
swingline/buy that face (live 1983)
volume 2 number 8
there was no tour for the lone rhino album so the twang bar king band was in effect my first live band. to find the whole story on the band you might want to dig all the way back into february to one of our earliest downloads of the song lone rhino.
here are two more "live" tracks from that memorable evening at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio, both from lone rhino.
the first song swingline should easily be recognized by anyone familiar with lone rhino. it's a powerful version marred only by my Foxx Tone Machine crapping out during the solo section. (ughhh!) however, the second song buy that face may surprise you. this is the original version of a song called animal grace from lone rhino and features a pop chorus you've never heard. buy that face was inspired by the oeuvre of david bowie.
why did I change it from buy that face, possible radio fodder, to the more esoteric animal grace? I don't know, but my ex-manager stan always said that decision cost me any chance of lone rhino having major success. he believed as did others that buy that face was the "hit" we never had. with my 20/20 hindsight I'm inclined to agree, but we'll never know.
spilt milk under the bridge.
piano and back-up vocals: christy bley
back-up vocals: bill janssen
bass guitar and back-up vocals: mike sharfe
drums: larrie londin
guitar and vocal: adrian
recorded live at bogart's in cincinnati, ohio on october 6, 1983
using the full sail mobile truck
live mix: rich denhart
recording engineer: gary platt