THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 95
FEBRUARY 24, 2023
– The boys continue with sessions for the forthcoming album “WITHOUT A TRIBE.” Work on the brass section for the song “Got It Down.” goes on. (Not easy…but well worth it). Additionally, a couple more overdubs on “Bring it Out” and “Going Yesterday” were laid down this week. Otherwise, mixing continues… when life is generous enough to afford the band time to do so.
– Speaking of “WITHOUT A TRIBE,” the boys in the band have finally designed what will be its album cover. (WooHoo!) A few more minor tweaks are needed, but it’s essentially done. It will be shared… soon.
– Please note (with a temporarily heavy heart) that there will be no GROOVY NOODLES newsletter for the next two weeks: March 3rd and March 10th. (A swollen docket has forced this). The newsletter resumes its normal run on Friday, March 17th.
– Jethro Tull has released “The Navigators,” the latest single from their upcoming “RokFlote” album. If you’re a fan and haven’t heard it, seek it out!
– According to Variety, citing “multiple sources,” Paul McCartney “has recorded bass parts for a forthcoming Rolling Stones project being helmed by 2021 Grammy producer of the year Andrew Watt.” Additionally, the report further suggests that McCartney’s former Beatles bandmate, Ringo Starr, will also play on the yet-to-be-announced album.
– Graham Nash has announced the release of a new album titled “Now.” It will drop on May 19th.
– Guns N’ Roses has announced world tour kicking off in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 5th. The band will tour North America in August and continue through the fall, wrapping up on Oct. 16 in Vancouver.
– British auctioneer Bonhams announced the sale of 150 guitarist that belonged to late Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green, expressing hopes that the sale would offer something for most fans with prices starting at $180 (£150).
– Van Halen will begin revisiting their Sammy Hagar years by releasing the first-ever vinyl edition of “Live: Right Here, Right Now” on April 22 for Record Store Day.
– Geezer Butler announced that his memoir, titled Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath – And Beyond, will be published on June 6.
– Members of Crazy Horse – Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot and Nils Lofgren, along with Neil Young – have announced a new album called “All Roads Lead Home.”
– Depeche Mode has announced a fall 2023 U.S. leg of their upcoming tour in support of their new album “Memento Mori,” which comes out on March 24.
You Say: Mind Blowing…
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Let’s face it….some bands or artists grow on you, while some INSTANTLY blow your brains apart.
Someone asks you: “What band or artist absolutely blew your mind the first time you heard them?”
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford had birthday 71 on Thursday
Singer Songwriter Ed Sheeran celebrated his 32nd birthday last Friday
Happy 74th birthday to Jerry Harrison, keyboardist and guitarist for the Talking Heads
Singer Songwriter Howard Jones was 68 on Thursday
On Tuesday, Folk and Country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter had her 65th birthday
Singer Seal (real name: Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) turned 60 last Sunday
Singer songwriter Smokey Robinson had birthday number 83 last Sunday
Actor (and yes, sometimes singer) John Travolta was 69 last Saturday
Conceptual artist and avant-garde musician Yoko Ono turned 90 on Saturday
Four Bands that started with a classified ad…
There were quite a few famous bands that began with a print ad, but these were among the few we could actually find…
Here are four examples of CLASSIFIED ROCK!
Roxy Music – This is the original advertisement from 1971 put in the Melody Maker for a ‘Perfect Guitarist.’. Twenty guitarists applied for the job which was eventually given to Phil O’List.
Kiss – This is the original ad placed by Kiss in the Village Voice in 1972: “Lead guitarist wanted with flash and ability. Album out shortly. No time wasters please.”
Monkees – This is the original ad placed in the Trade Papers in 1965 that started the group (Mike, Micky, Davy and Peter).
Duran Duran – This is the original advertisement by Duran Duran placed in the Melody Maker for a new Lead Rhythm Guitarist. It was Andy Taylor that answered the ad and landed the job.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Saturday in the park – Summer, 2017
SOME DUDE SKATEBOARDING BAREFOOT ON TWO PLATES OF SPAGHETTI … BECAUSE WHY NOT?
6 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Longtime blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge receives the UFO Researcher Of The Year Award at the International UFO Congress.
20 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
A fire breaks out at a Great White concert in Rhode Island, killing 100 people, including the band’s guitarist, Ty Longley.
23 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Santana win eight Grammy Awards for their star-studded, chart-topping album Supernatural.
27 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
During Michael Jackson’s performance of “Earth Song” at the 1996 BRIT Awards, Jarvis Cocker of the band Pulp jumps on stage and makes demeaning gestures toward Jackson. Cocker says he did it because Jackson was “pretending to be Jesus.”
28 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Baywatch’s Pamela Anderson marries Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee on a Cancun beach. The bride wears a white bikini.
30 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested at his own concert in New Haven, Connecticut, after a police officer finds him backstage with a young girl and maces him. It’s the first time a famous musician is arrested in the middle of a performance.
39 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The movie Footloose opens in theaters with a soundtrack featuring Kenny Loggins, Deniece Williams, and Sammy Hagar. Two songs from the movie – “Footloose” and “Let’s Hear it For the Boy” – go to #1 in America.
42 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
BKCO Music, owner of the publishing rights to the Chiffons hit “He’s So Fine,” is awarded $587,000 from George Harrison, who was found guilty of subconsciously plagiarizing the song in his composition “My Sweet Lord.”
42 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
REO Speedwagon’s ninth album, Hi Infidelity, goes to #1 in America, displacing John Lennon’s Double Fantasy.
46 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At a concert stop at the Nassau Coliseum, every member of Kiss has some blood drawn. It’s not for the Red Cross: the blood will be mixed with ink used to print the first Kiss comic book, which appears in June. The process from bloodletting to print is notarized for authenticity.
51 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Pink Floyd perform “Eclipse” at the Rainbow Theatre in London. A year later, this music becomes the Dark Side Of The Moon album.
145 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
Pie charts help so much
Which one do we identify with?
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Wow, that’s a long time ago…for a band, I’d say
Iron Maiden ‘Run to the Hills. I can still remember having to find more out about them and buy the album. All these years later… going to see them live in July!
Boston blew me away.
The first time I heard Amos Lee was his version of John Denver’s Some Days Are Diamonds and I thought it was awesome!
The Jam, for 3 guys to come stage and rock the place the way they did blew me away.
Going with Boston. Their wasn’t a single song on their 1st LP I would skip over.
So many Fantastic artists and musicians out there! Very first time I heard Queensryche wow!
Led Zeppelin, UFO
The Shadows – would have been around 1963!
Led Zeppelin, Rush…
So many but they were my first’s.
Thats a hard one, so many over the years but recently it’s been Grace Potter and Yola but in all honesty it’s just all that good music around that blows my mind and I go wow when I see young people like the Rumpus Family Band all under sixteen and doing covers awesomely well… twin sisters and two brothers who knows what the future holds for them, but I wish them well.
First song I heard from Queen sounded like nothing else I had ever heard: Killer Queen.
This band is brand new just blew my mind this morning, they are called Shadow trap from Durango Colorado, give it a listen freaking beautiful
That’s actually trapp with two p’s
Yes and you guys, yes elm treason blew my mind as well thank you
I love musicians, the majority of them anyway, their craft usually always blows my mind 🤯🤣