Monday, October 06, 2014
Paul Revere 1938 -- 2014
You can read long-time manager (occasional co-songwriter) Roger Hart's tribute to Paul over HERE.
At their peak, Paul Revere and the Raiders were as good as it gets. Between 1965 and 1968 they made a string of some of the toughest hard-rock records of their or any other day (the one below immediately comes to mind)...
...as well as a couple of genuinely classic albums.
And they actually played all their own instruments, unlike a lot people I could mention.
Said it before and I'll say it again -- this death shit is really beginning to piss me off. In any case, it's official; The world is now a far more boring place than it was just a week ago.
UPDATE: I'd forgotten about this album until yesterday...
...but if you want to hear what a lethal live band the Raiders were, get thee over to Amazon immediately and order a copy. Two CDs of absolutely primo Northwest rock and r&b, recorded in the studio in front of a crowd of fans who really enter into the spirit of things, and rendered in amazingly high quality stereo. And this was some months BEFORE they began the string of hits that made them into a national sensation, BTW.