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Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Dave Sez's Mystery Posts No 1


Right-up blues like with Wilko on rhythm and Hendrix on lead, and a solid bass too? From the 1970s? Nah! No such recording. What! Solo, all the same guy on one four-string '64 Fender bass, live with no overdubs?? Through from the late sixties UK Blues Invasion of the US, then on the pub rock scene together with the early Dr. Feelgood? Nah!

Well ... yup! The first of a Dave Sez three-CD compilation of the blues bassist once called Mr. Frivolous Fancy Fingers by the late great Godfather of the British Blues, a much respected gentleman. You'll see ... Skamanc, Herr (Respekt!) Pauli and Martin, dip in now - as always, Dave Sez : go get, you won't regret!

01 1970 Love Is Gonna Go (A.Korner/Duffy Power)
02 1971 Evil-Hearted Woman (Mance Lipscombe)
03 1978 Lining Track (Huddie Ledbetter)
04 1978 High Heel Sneakers (Robert Higginbotham)
05 1980 01 Blue Monday (Bartholomew/Domino)
06 1980 02 Key To The Highway (Broonzy/Segar)
07 1980 03 Catcote Rag (Aspery/Hodgkinson)
08 1980 04 Phonograph Blues (Robert Johnson)
09 1980 06 Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)
10 1980 08 I Got My Mojo Working (Foster)
11 1982 Octopuss (Powell/Hodgkinson)


Remember to check the comments for details, discussion, additions and re-uploads. Requests for the remaining two CDs in the 3-CD compilation Frivolous Fancy Fingers will be entertained in the comments during the entre-acte. Cheers, Dave Sez.


  1. Top stuff Dave ! I am already aware of this fine bassist's work, but / & I hope this will spread his name a bit further...

  2. yeah !! colin hodgkinson !!! i think alexis korner gave him the fancy finger nickname.
    i love all the british blues invasion stuff - it is a part of my life.

    by the way...the one and only alexis korner had a tv show in germany(once upon the time) a great show about the blues and all the british heroes.


  3. .....track 1&2 from alexis korner`s "bootleg him"
    and now a little personal story:

    i have the vinyl record-one of my oldest records and a spec. record.
    my beloved brother (R.I.P. my hero)buy the record 1972 and he given it me as a present when i was 11 years old......the beginning of all.
    i guard the vinyl like gold.after all the years she is full of scratches and fingerprints.

    so it is a special post today - i like dedicate the songs to my beloved brother R.F.G. 1959-2005

  4. cheers Dave i will give it a bash, can't say i've heard of him,
    but i am very one dimensional punk/ska new wave man,
    have got into the scene a bit through skamanc/herr pauli's guidance,

    nice dedication by Herr Pauli

  5. Herr Pauli, glad to have found something special for you. It was indeed Korner, godfather of the british blues, who gave him the name. I have lots more Alexis (with and without Colin), and all of Colin's work from 1969 on, notably in the group Back Door (bass, sax, drums). Anyone want some Back Door? Let me know here, and tell me if you want the other 2 CDs in the Colin compilation. And martin, glad you're giving it a try .. hope you like it. Cheers, Dave Sez.

    1. back Door material would be great Dave... please :-)

  6. SURE DAVE !!! the other 2 cd`s are sacred duty. also the other stuff.

    these kind of music runnig through my veins. i grow up with the stuff. most of my material are on vinyl (....scratches,fingerprints)good quality is more as welcome.

    alexis korner is really the godfather of british blues.


  7. Soon to come in these comments: Frivolous Fancy Fingers Part Two, covering three live gigs from 1984-1988 with Pete York and Spencer Davis. After that, in my view the top recording of Alexis and Colin as a duo, the extremely rare 17-track full gig live in Paris in March 1980.

    For now:

    Frivolous Fancy Fingers Part Three: 1997 to 2007 - Colin's longstanding collaboration with German guitarist Frank Diez in the Electric Blues Duo, a sampler from his outstanding 1998 solo album "The Bottom Line", the short-lived Back Door revival, and his 2007 tour with Maggie Bell and Zoot Money in the British Blues Quintet. Not included is Colin's latest outing in 2011 as part of the "Jon Lord Blues Project".

    Frivolous Fancy Fingers Part Three: 1997 to 2007
    20 1997 Electric Blues Duo - Blues For Jimmy Vancey (Hodgkinson)
    21 1997 Electric Blues Duo - J.J.(Diez/Hodgkinson)
    22 1998 Colin Hodgkinson - Tight Lines And Screaming Reels (Hodgkinson)
    23 1998 Colin Hodgkinson - All Blues (Hodgkinson)
    24 2003 Back Door - Askin the Way (live) (Aspery/Hodgkinson)
    25 2003 Back Door - Human Bed (live)(Aspery/Hodgkinson)
    ---- Ron Aspery died in December 2003.
    26 2004 Colin Hodgkinson - Snab's Rag (solo)(Hodgkinson)
    ---- Snab was Ron Asprey's nickname.
    27 2005 Back Door - Vienna Breakdown (live) (Aspery/Hodgkinson)
    ---- with Rod Mason on sax; Tony Hicks died in August 2006
    28 2007 British Blues Quintet - San Francisco Bay Blues (Fullek)
    29 2007 British Blues Quintet - Walkin' Blues (Robert Johnson).



    Also check out http://overdoseoffingalcocoa.blogspot.com/2011/01/chris-farlowe-spencer-davis-pete-york.html and http://overdoseoffingalcocoa.blogspot.com/2008/04/british-blues-quintet-featuring-maggie.html. For more info on Colin, see http://overdoseoffingalcocoa.blogspot.com/2011/07/colin-hodgkinson.html.

    Cheers for now, Dave Sez.

  8. Frivolous Fancy Fingers Part Two: 1984 to 1988

    12 1984 Davis York Hodgkinson - Midnight Special (trad)
    13 1984 Davis York Hodgkinson - Walking Blues (Robert Johnson)
    14 1984 Davis York Hodgkinson - Sliding Delta Blues (Hurt)
    15 1984 Davis York Hodgkinson - Somebody Help Me (Edwards)
    16 1985 Auger York Hodgkinson - Catcote Rag (Aspery/Hodgkinson)
    17 1985 Auger York Hodgkinson - San Francisco Bay Blues (Fullek)
    18 1985 Auger York Hodgkinson - Going Down Slow (Howlin' Wolf)
    19 1988 Davis York Hodgkinson etc - Stormy Monday (T Bone Walker)


    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  9. Alexis Korner with Colin Hodgkinson - "Live In Paris"

    1. Blue Monday (Bartholomew/Domino) 2:13
    2. Key To The Highway (Broonzy/Segar) 4:42
    3. Catcote Rag (Aspery/Hodgkinson) 3:28
    4. Phonograph Blues (Johnson) 3:22
    5. Little Bitty Gal Blues (Turner) 4:43
    6. Sweet Home Chicago (Johnson) 3:50
    7. Cherry Red (Turner/Johnson) 3:05
    8. I Got My Mojo Working (Foster) 4:15
    9. Gospelship (Trad.arr.Korner) 3:30
    10. Geneva (Trad.arr.Korner) 4:14
    11. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer (Rudolph Toombs) 2:50
    12. Stump Blues (Big Bill Broonzy) 4:50
    13. Stream Line Train (Nelson-Lofton) / My Babe (Willie Dixon) 5:10
    14. 32-20 Blues (Robert Johnson) 4:50
    15. High-Heel Sneakers (Robert Higginbotham) 4:20
    16. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Gabriel/Haberschon) 7:04
    17. Mary Open The Door (Duffy Power) 6:00

    Recorded "live" at La Chapelle des Lombards, Paris in March 1980. Full text and all covers of previous releases included.



    Here's a few links for you to buy Colin's more recently released recordings:

    Back Door BBC sessions - http://www.huxrecords.com/cdsales31.htm
    Back Door (original line-up), Askin' The Way (2003) - http://www.cultfound.org/back%20door%20page.htm
    Back Door Too (with Rod Mason and Paul Robinson)(2008) - http://www.in-akustik.de/en/MuM/artikel.asp?ean=707787801324
    Colin Hodgkinson - The Bottom Line (1998) - http://www.in-akustik.de/en/MuM/artikel.asp?ean=707787905220
    Pete York & Friends (the 3-CD compilation sampled in Part Two of Frivolous Fancy Fingers) - http://www.in-akustik.de/en/MuM/artikel.asp?ean=707787908221
    Electric Blues Duo and HR Big Band - http://www.in-akustik.de/en/MuM/artikel.asp?ean=4001985090235
    Jon Lord Blues Project - Live (2011) CD - http://www.mfpconcerts.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1
    Jon Lord Blues Project - Live (2011) mp3 download - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jon-Lord-Blues-Project-Live/dp/B006CDTNPM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1341484093&sr=8-2


    Next out-of-print recording coming: Electric Blues Duo - Bitch (live in Munich, 1986, vinyl rip).

    Cheers, Dave Sez

  10. Electric Blues Duo - 1986 - Bitch (Vinyl Rip VBR)

    01 - Beat Of My Heart
    02 - Walkin' Blues
    03 - Hellhound On May Trail
    04 - Riot Squad
    05 - If You Live
    06 - Memphis Tennesee
    07 - San Francisco Bay Blues
    08 - Bitch
    09 - Southpaw Rag
    10 - Rock'n Roll Records
    11 - Sweet Home Chicago


    Colin Hodgkinson: Vocals, Bass Guitar
    Frank Diez: Guitar
    Guest: Olaf Kübler - Saxophone on „Sweet Home Chicago“
    Recorded Live 8th and 9th of December 1986 at the Kaffee Giesing Munich.

    Full text and covers included.


    Cheers, Dave Sez.

    Next up for Skamanc: Back Door live at the Paris Theatre, London in 1973.

  11. PUHHHHHHHH ! hey dave - i`m speechless again.

    amazing part 2 & 3 plus the electric blues duo (my little german heart said YEAH)
    diez is german guitar legend - he made a lot of shit production`s (peter maffay - i hope no one knows these guy) on the other side he is really a brilliant guitar player and a men with a great heart for the blues.he have all my respect. thanx a lot frank diez.
    olaf kübler....great saxophone player (he gave me wonderful concerts) and he play in 1978 the sax on police "low life"
    amazing material and my blues heart is happy.

    DAVE ! DANKE - EINFACH GEIL and you are the men of the month.

  12. Back Door, Live in London 1973 (Paris Theatre, BBC In Concert, 1973)

    1. Folk Song 3:21
    2. Roberta 2:56
    3. Linin' Track 3:59
    4. Forget me Daisy 2:34
    5. Blue County Blues 2:55
    6. His Old Boots 4:02

    Colin Hodgkinson (bass)
    Ron Aspery (sax/piano)
    Tony Hicks (drums)

    Full text and covers included.


    Cheers, Dave Sez.

    Next up - Back Door - A Live Decade 1976-84.

  13. Blogger comments seem to have lost the Alexis/Colin 1980 Paris that I just upped, or maybe it's just hung up in the posting, but to be sure, here it is again - and glad you like it, Herr Pauli, I have loads of Electric Blues Duo, one live bootleg (Mannheim 1989) and Diez's 1970s Armageddon album:

    Alexis Korner with Colin Hodgkinson - "Live In Paris"

    1. Blue Monday (Bartholomew/Domino) 2:13
    2. Key To The Highway (Broonzy/Segar) 4:42
    3. Catcote Rag (Aspery/Hodgkinson) 3:28
    4. Phonograph Blues (Johnson) 3:22
    5. Little Bitty Gal Blues (Turner) 4:43
    6. Sweet Home Chicago (Johnson) 3:50
    7. Cherry Red (Turner/Johnson) 3:05
    8. I Got My Mojo Working (Foster) 4:15
    9. Gospelship (Trad.arr.Korner) 3:30
    10. Geneva (Trad.arr.Korner) 4:14
    11. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer (Rudolph Toombs) 2:50
    12. Stump Blues (Big Bill Broonzy) 4:50
    13. Stream Line Train (Nelson-Lofton) / My Babe (Willie Dixon) 5:10
    14. 32-20 Blues (Robert Johnson) 4:50
    15. High-Heel Sneakers (Robert Higginbotham) 4:20
    16. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Gabriel/Haberschon) 7:04
    17. Mary Open The Door (Duffy Power) 6:00

    Recorded "live" at La Chapelle des Lombards, Paris in March 1980



    And don't worry martin, Ultravox Unsung Songs is in the posting queue for you! Cheers, Dave Sez.

  14. And two rare ones for Herr Pauli - Hodgkinson, Diez and three other Telecasters in the Telecats (1997), and Hodgkinson, Hicks, Diez and Conti in Berlin Blues (2000, re-released 2008): only two left of each!



    Cheers, Dave Sez.

    PS: With the Alexis/Colin Paris 1980, I'd also upped a whole series of links to buy those of Colin's recordings that are still available; if the link-list doesn't turn up by tonight, I'll re-up it - remember to support musicians by buying theirs CDs; I'll only up stuff that is no longer available.

  15. D ! A ! V ! E !

    F ! A ! N ! T ! A ! S ! I ! C !

  16. Back Door - A Live Decade 1976-1985

    Ron Aspery: Alto and Soprano sax, Flute, Keyboards
    Colin Hodgkinson: Bass, Vocals
    Tony Hicks, Adrian Tilbrook: Drums

    No further information available.

    1. 32-20 Blues
    2. When You Got A Good Friend
    3. Catcote
    4. Turning Point
    5. Moon Mad Woman
    6. Back Door
    7. Askin' The Way
    8. The Spoiler
    9. Turnaround
    10. Vienna Breakdown
    11. Folksong
    12. Blue Country Blues
    13. Human Bed
    14. Norman's Got The Blues
    15. Lieutenant Loose


    Next up: Electric Blues Duo live in Mannheim 1989.

    1. Thanks to Herr Pauli's tip, it seems that this is sourced from 76.11.05 Berlin Jazz festival and 85.11.05 Corner House Hotel, Newcastle ... ta for the heads-up, Herr Pauli! Cheers, Dave Sez.

  17. Electric Blues Duo - Frank Diez guitar & Colin Hodgkinson bass and vocals
    Live May 2nd, 1989 at Disco Circus, Mannheim, Germany

    SDB, A+, guitar low on track 1 hence wrongly previously marked as an audience recording. Despite Colin's comments about amp problems, the bass is upfront, and the overall quality is superb.

    01. Announcement/Walkin' Blues (Robert Johnson)
    02. San Francisco Bay Blues (Jessie Fuller)
    03. Killing Floor (Robert Johnson/Chester Burnett aka Howlin' Wolf)
    04. Goin' Down South (Muddy Waters)
    05. Hide Away (Freddie King)
    06. Going Down Slow (Howlin' Wolf)
    07. Roberta (Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter)
    08. Encore - Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)


    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  18. Remember musicians have to eat too - support Colin & friends by buyin'em here!

    Back Door BBC sessions 1973-74: http://www.huxrecords.com/cdsales31.htm
    Back Door reformation 2003, Askin' The Way: http://www.cultfound.org/back%20door%20page.htm
    Back Door Too (with Rod Mason and Phil Robinson, 2008): http://www.in-akustik.de/en/MuM/artikel.asp?ean=707787801324
    Pete York & Friends (sampled in Frivolous Fancy Fingers Part 2): http://www.in-akustik.de/en/MuM/artikel.asp?ean=707787908221
    Colin's 1998 solo album The Bottom Line: http://www.in-akustik.de/en/MuM/artikel.asp?ean=707787905220
    Electric Blues Duo and HR Big Band: http://www.in-akustik.de/en/MuM/artikel.asp?ean=4001985090235
    Jon Lord Blues Project 2011, CD: http://www.mfpconcerts.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1
    Jon Lord Blues Project 2011, mp3 download: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jon-Lord-Blues-Project-Live/dp/B006CDTNPM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1341484093&sr=8-2

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  19. Next up, a choice of three:

    - videos of Colin, the Back Door reformation and Back Door after Ron Asprey's death with Rod Mason on sax, youtube sourced;
    - as above, but audio-only versions;
    - Frank Diez's Hendrixy krautrock 1970 album Armageddon ...

    Just say ... cheers, Dave Sez.

  20. a great day for all blues fans.

    and a big danke for the amazon link`s and your words:"Remember musicians have to eat too....."

    a must have for all music lovers: diez`s krautrock album.

    just say ... danke and dave - i hope you are next the prime minister ;-)

  21. A.S. Neill (founder of Summerhill School): "I'd rather educate a happy dustman than a neurotic Prime Minister" - thanks for your vote, Herr Pauli, but no thanks ;-)! I'll stick to the honest music-blogging, from fans to fans for free ... was that a vote for Armageddon, or do you have it already? And do me a favour, archive my uploads so if my posts go down, you too can re-up to skamanc for all those silent fans ... so glad we're almost real-time! Talk to me ... cheers, Dave Sez.

  22. armageddon: I know the vinyl record, but I have not heard a long time. great material, great songs. it is difficult to obtain. would be great to have them on hard disk drive.

    honorable thing:
    everything is archived, secured, labeled,backup copy`s.

    i`m german lol......But seriously, ...

    music is my passion, my life. blooging from fans for fans-thats right.

  23. Herr Bibliotheker: zur Archiv! ;-) Und Danke dafuer!

    Frank Diez's 1970 album leading the group Armageddon is impossible to obtain as a (now well-scratched) original vinyl pressing, and long dead in digital form as a virgin vinyl rip on the web, but, ahhh ... before the links went down, it was archived and now re-animated. For those who like Hendrix and stoner blues rock, you should really check out this album by the only German blues guitarist who can genuinely claim to have jammed with Hendrix ... and who since '86 on has accompanied Colin Hodgkinson in the Electric Blues Duo.

    Armaggedon - Self Titled (1970) (256K)

    "Why didn't this group record more than just one album? Their self-titled album is a German heavy progressive masterpiece with excellent, Hendrix-influenced guitar work and vocals by Frank Diez with Manfred Galatik, Michael Nurnberg and Jurgen Lorenzen - not to be confused with another group Armageddon - a later heavy-riffing quartet fronted by ex-Yardbird Keith Relf (who died the year after their 1975 "Armageddon" album) playing with Martin Pugh, fretless bassist Louis Cennamo and drummer Bobby Caldwell.

    1 Round 4:06
    2 Open 7:23
    3 Oh Man 5:59
    4 Rice Pudding 9:39
    5 People Talking 4:58
    6 Better by You, Better Than Me 4:34


    Tanz aus der Reihe ... and many thanks for archiving and re-upping wenn noetig .. Dave Sez.

  24. my ears celebrate a "reunion". i say it again: i know the tracks, i love the tracks and now i can hear it again and again and .....

    dave a thousand thanks - and now its time for german diamond.

    if you keep it up ! my wife gets a rival in love. lol

  25. German diamond? Nicht verstanden - deutsche Perlen irgendwie, Armageddon z.B.? But anyway, for the wife (not Weib!): Wenn man nicht tanzen darf ist keine Revolution - Emma Goldman. So glad to hear you are archiving and could re-serve -the music lives on! And yes, I will keep it up (and you'll have to argue with your wife like I argue with mine), just tell me where to go, what the web would want ("www") ... cheers, Dave Sez.

  26. can't resist ... two solo .flv clips

    Colin - 1981 Sliding Delta Blues, Camden Jazz Festival
    Colin - 2009 Germany, San Francisco Bay Blues.


    Sez it all, sez Dave Sez.

  27. Jesus, the Electric Blues Duo kick shit in Mannheim, hadn't listened for a while but this is well worth Wilko ... cheers, Dave Sez.

  28. I go to look because you say, yess!! mannheim is really grooving, very thanks ..you have more? Alberto, Brazil

  29. For Alberto, Herr pauli and all, a couple of updates on recently released Electric Blues Duo CDs ...



    See Colin's site here: http://www.colinhodgkinson.co.uk/

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  30. a german diamond - yes it means armageddon is a pearl of music. the german music scene had/have some pearls - but sparsley. krautrock was a great time in german music.

    dave ! our "new love" must be a hidden secret - We do not need a suspicious wife ;-)
    my wife know music and the fc st pauli are always rivals of love lol....

    anyway dave : DU BIST EIN TOLLER TYP UND ICH FREUE MICH DEINE BEKANNTSCHAFT GEMACHT ZU HABEN.it means: you are a diamond or a pearl

  31. Fantastic post. Went to see Colin with Alexis Korner in a pub in Northampton in the 90's. For reasons I cannot remember Colin did not appear but Freddie Fingers Lee stepped in to the breach. What a night. thanks for all your hard work

  32. Thanks, Herr Pauli and fatbhoyjim for your kind words. A question for you: do you know of or have any other unofficial Colin-related recordings apart from the Electric Blues Duo Mannheim '89 and the two Back Door recordings? I only know of studio outtakes for Cozy Powell's Octopussy album, rehearsals for the Whitesnake Saints and Sinners tour and a couple of Whitesnake live recordings (from memory, Ludwigshafen and Japan) - all of which are on the heavier hard rock end that I don't enjoy so much. Oh, and there is one live recording of Colin with Jan Hammer on February 3, 1982 at Painter's Mill Star Theatre, Owings Mills, Maryland, USA (which I can up if requested) and four gigs with SpencerDavisGroup1996-11-26, SpencerDavisGroup2001-04-06JubezCafeKasselGermany, SpencerDavisGroup2004-03-23HirschNuernbergGermany and SpencerDavisGroup2006-05-06 - these four available (in low bitrate) from http://tela.sugarmegs.org/alpha/s.html and scroll down.

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  33. Oh, and I've just found a recent gig: Jon Lord Blues Project 2011-04-07 Kulturfabrik Roth Germany, at http://tela.sugarmegs.org/alpha/j.html and scroll down to JonLordBluesProject.

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  34. sorry dave - i can`t help. but i ask around.

    whitesnake - thats not for me. my hard rock knowledge is confined:kiss or ac-dc ;-) not my taste of music

    i know some emerson,lake and powell stuff-i preferred always carl palmer in the trio.

    have a great weekend

  35. ...hey dave check out:



    all the best

  36. Thanks, Herr Pauli - but actually nukebass (from Brazil) was the first home for my 3-CD Colin compilation and other Back Door uploads, they were the ones who first blew my mind with Back Door! I checked what was still up before starting this reincarnation of the Colin megapost. As for rockrarecollectionfetish, they provide a useful indexing service (but many links are only sugarmegs) and a great new-covers source - thanks for the reminder to go look, I think we know where the "Live Decade 76-85" came from now. As for the BBC 1975 session, either the tracks are mistitled and on Human Bed, or you've found traces of as an yet uncirculated session ... thrills! Meanwhile, if you're into Diez's other early work with Atlantis and Emergency, send an email to skamanc to forward to me ... personally, I find only Armageddon and the Electric Blues Duo convincing ... but the Jon Lord Blues Project is well worth a listen! Cheers, Dave Sez.

  37. Quite agree on the hard rock, Herr Pauli: for me, early Motorhead is as far as I can go (but check out 1969 Sam Gopal with Lemmy on guitar not bass!). However, having had a listen, hearing a Back Door track and a Robert Johnson blues done by Colin, Jan Hammer and keyboards and drums (ex-Frumpy) is worth bending an ear - i.e. the above-mentioned 1982 Jan Hammer gig. A two-track sampler will be uploaded when mediafire will cooperate ... watch this space ... cheers, Dave Sez.

  38. Jan Hammer Group - Live at Painter's Mill Star Theatre, Owings Mills, Maryland, USA, February 3, 1982 [FLAC>mp3@320] Taper: bpthree. Prepared by Jeff James.


    Jan Hammer - Keyboards & vocals
    Colin Hodgkinson - bass & lead vocals
    Carsten Bohn (ex-Frumpy) - drums

    04. Askin' The Way (Back Door)
    09. Hellhound On My Trail (Robert Johnson)


    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  39. nice tracks......god or buddha save robert johnson.....

    the early mtorhead is good. many of my schoolfellows were hard rock and heavy fans.(not easy for herr pauli-a mod,blues,punk,british fan) i think germany is a booming market for hard and heavy.

    i saw the kiss live :-( my ears,my eyes -greatly suffered) the loudest concert in my life.....
    ac-dc hells bells is a fc st pauli anthem.

    frumpy! mmh good tracks & bad tracks. sure an importend german band and the voice of inga rumpf is a great one.
    by the way....carsten bohn making a lot of music for audio play(HÖRSPIELE the german word)many german kids grow up with his music

    allright !!! all the best

  40. bloody marvellous Back Door posts - I saw them supporting ELP back in '74 - had completely forgotten how good they were - many thanks for the reminder :-)