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WELCOME TO GROANIN MITCHELL'S ROCK AND ROLL BBS NEWSLETTER =============================================== ALBUM REVIEW =================== May 28, 1990 VOL 1 ISSUE 4 SYSOP GROANIN MITCHELL CO-SYSOP ROCK STAR ALBUM REVIEW ================ JEFF HEALEY BAND ==================== HELL TO PAY ==================== I remember seeing Jeff Healey in a small dingy bar called the Upper Lip many times in 75-76. He used to come to a Sunday Jam Session there that was hosted by Tony Springer. ( A great friend and a supreme guitar player. ) Jeff used to bring his red Strat down there and get up and play. We all knew he was good, but he was a little shy, and of course seemed a tad nervous. Tony kind of took Jeff under his wing, ( Little Wing ), and through whatever circumstances evolved, Jeff became literally one of the best guitar players in the whole God damned world. And people still think that rock and roll isn't happening in T.O. The Jeff Healey Band went on to sign the most lucrative record deal ever signed by a new Canadian artist. A ten album deal. Yup, a stateside ten LP deal. The rest is becoming history as we speak. Without putting to much of a burden on Jeff, it's probably safe to say that he is putting Toronto on the international rock and roll map. The critics love him all over the world, especially in Britain and Europe. He has re-written the textbook on how to play guitar, and his youth, his enthusiasm, his humility and of course his playing has served us all proudly. All this from a guy who plays his guitar on his lap, is blind and is only 24 years old. Mark Knopfler, George Harrison and Paul Shaffer all appear on his latest release, "Hell To Pay". Healy and Harrison play a version of"While My Guitar Gently Weeps", with Harrison singing. Sass Jordan also steps in for a couple of tunes. " Full Circle" and "Highway of Dreams" are two other tunes that can't miss. Give it a listen, Don't even buy it, tape it. Jeff won't miss the one dollar per LP royalty. A ten album deal. Of course.. The boy's a star now... ALBUM REVIEW ================ KING CRIMSON IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING ===================================== May 10 1990 VOL 1 ISSUE 2 This week, I'm going to go back to my roots. The album this week is King Crimson In The Court of the Crimson King A lot of you will recognize this LP. For those of you that don't, you should listen to this album. It was released in 1969. Greg Lake from Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Robert Fripp, later of David Bowie fame. Ian McDonald on reeds and vibes. Michael Giles on drums. and Peter Sinfield with lyrics. In it's time it was a truly innovative and daring musical venture. The songs are moody and sometimes disturbing. It truly represents an era when musical integrity was the yard stick that measured the popularity of a band. -21st Century Schizoid Man.. The futuristic theme and bizarre guitar riffs still make it a heavy metal classic. How could saxophone meet nutso guitar and mate? Well, see for yourself. -I Talk to the Wind.. Beautiful song. Evokes emotions of nostalgia even if you had never heard it before. -Epitaph.. A lesson in Mellotron.. -Moonchild.. Classy jazz oriented piece. Wondrous vibe scat. A tune you'd want to have on a desert island. -The Court of the Crimson King.. A classic, classic 70's tune. Sums it all up. Pompous, Eerie, Psychedelic, Grandiose. Combines the styles of each of the players into a epic work. Unequalled for the era. Leave us your comments about any music, old or new that you want to see on this board... We now have guest reviewers in the Album Review selection.. Be sure to read all of them. Steve Hammond's will definitely give you cause to enjoy. Your most humble writer Rock Star May 11, 1990 X-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-X Another file downloaded from: The NIRVANAnet(tm) Seven & the Temple of the Screaming Electron Taipan Enigma 510/935-5845 Burn This Flag Zardoz 408/363-9766 realitycheck Poindexter Fortran 510/527-1662 Lies Unlimited Mick Freen 801/278-2699 The New Dork Sublime Biffnix 415/864-DORK The Shrine Rif Raf 206/794-6674 Planet Mirth Simon Jester 510/786-6560 "Raw Data for Raw Nerves" X-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-X


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