Posts tagged ‘Medusa’

December 26, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Postcard Elba

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This year we’re upping the vanity aspect of it by sprinkling in our favorite posts of the past year, which you may have missed the first time around. Our pick for August was our local bass man Alex Mann (Medusa, The Hollows, Racebannon, Whippoorwill, Austin Lucas) talking about the historical importance of perhaps the ultimate bass man, James Jamerson. Personal and knowledgeable it’s a great reminder of Jamerson’s talent. Check it out.

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August 2, 2011

This Day in Music History – Alex Mann on James Jamerson

It was this day in 1983 that Motown bassist and the architect of some of pop music’s most memorable grooves, James Jamerson passed away. Here to tell us what JJ meant to him is Alex Mann, bassist in such musically diverse groups as The Hollows, Medusa, Whippoorwill and Deep Tan & The Frosted Tips.

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December 24, 2010

Rearview Mirror: Patrick

Fine…you’re a funky giraffe then. Sheesh.

Bonus Christmas Eve post because you’ve all been so good this year.

Check out the music year in review from our buddy Patrick – lead singer of the late and great Tremendous Fucking.  He may not be screaming in your face these days, but he still loves the rock and roll and he loves his brother Rick.  Take a gander at the sweet mix CD he made for his number one brosef and for a brief moment pretend that you too are part of their Family O’ Rock.

The mix is heavy on local bands, and so as our Christmas gift to you we found a video for every local band included and inserted it into the post.  Everyone except Hard Candy Hearts, who are too handsome to be captured on film.  It was almost impossible to find videos of the specific songs Pat picked, but you will still get the idea.

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