Page 38 of Shindig! magazine no. 80, May 2018. In their article Best Of 1980 Bands both my Long Ryders band and the band I formed before them, The Unclaimed, were listed. Not many people can say they were in two uber-hip, influential 1980s bands. Or can they? 🤔
Issue no. 80 of Shindig! magazine. Look in the upper left corner. Both my Long Ryders and the band I formed before them, The Unclaimed, are listed in the Best Of The 1980s Bands articles on page 38. See next pin for the page 38 article itself.
Another Emma B Murrills photo from Letham Village Hall in Scotland on May 5, 2018. This is the end of our second encore. We came out on the floor after five solid minutes of shouting and applause. Some folks thought that was it and went home. About half the audience was still there so we played Teenage Kicks for them as the P.A. was already being packed up. Look at them dancing! What a sweet night. 💃🕺
A fine Emma B Murrills photo of the Coal Porters outside Letham Village Hall in Scotland in May 5, 2018. A great place to play and we had yet another wonderful evening there! L to R; Neil "Punchy" Herd, Sid Griffin, Kerenza Peacock, Paul Fitzgerald, and the great Andrew Stafford.
Same sofa but a 1960s Gretsch 6120. Stephen Stills said "this guitar WAS the Buffalo Springfield sound". On the rear of the head Chet Atkins signed his name! I saw it for a knocked-down price and the great Alan Rogan said "if you don't buy it, I will!". A brilliant guitar, it wants to mate and have kids with my White Falcon.
A 2006 Stephen Stern made Gretsch White Falcon. I have wanted one since late 1970 but they were always too expensive. I got this from a chef in Blackheath, London who cooks more in the kitchen than he does onstage. It sounds like Sun Records crossed with Buffalo Springfield. I have now checked this off my Bucket List. 🎸
At Griffin Sound Studios we always search for new ideas. My longtime roadie Elmo says this Pete Townshend-inspired amp stack will give me some hot sounds. I should think so, to the left is a working Victorian fireplace.🔥