Former singer/ songwriter co-founder Donnie Van Zant and original 38 Special lead guitarist Jeff Carlisi recall band headquarters in an abandoned auto parts garage to work up songs including “Rockin’ Into the Night” & “Stone Cold Believer” from their January 1980 breakthrough third album;”Hold On Loosely” and ”Fantasy Girl”from 1981’s Wild Eyed Southern Boys , plus eventually “Caught Up in You”and “Chain Lightning” in June 1982 from the top ten seller Special Forces…
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From the 38 Special New Years Eve nationwide radio broadcast live from Memphis on 12/31/82. Original band member the late Larry Junstrom lays it down solid, while Jeff Carlisi provides blistering lead guitar on “Back Door Stranger“, the hit “Hold On Loosely“, and the finale rave up “I’ve Been a Mover“. –Redbeard
Performed live and broadcast nationwide New Year’s Eve 1982 from Memphis’ MidSouth Coliseum , which I was thrilled to host from radio station ROCK 103 ,here’s a smokin’ version of 38 Special’s “Back Door Stranger” .-Redbeard
38 Special live New Years Eve 1982 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum with“Wild-Eyed Southern Boys”, a fond tribute to the late 38 Special bass player Larry Junstrom. -Redbeard
Listen to these stories from the classic rock interviews of the late Gregg Allman, Henry Paul & the late Hughie Thomasson of TheOutlaws,Marshall Tucker Band’s Doug Gray & Jerry Eubanks,Donnie Van Zant & Jeff Carlisi of 38 Special,Charlie Daniels, & Steve Earle.
For the 35th anniversary of INXS’ breakthrough album “Listen Like Thieves” in 1985 ( Billboard sales peak at #11), the band’s keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss, guitar-playing brother Tim Farriss, and guitar/sax man Kirk Pengilly, tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most remote city in the world, Perth Australia; surviving the one-nighters there, in Sydney and in Melbourne; allying with a talented singer from Hong Kong-via-Hollywood, the mercurial snakehipped Michael Hutchence;
The World Premiere radio special in July 1980 for the Lynyrd Skynyrd survivors’ highly-anticipated ( and highly emotional ) return as the Rossington Collins Band on “Anytime, Any Place, Anywhere”.
“The ‘Burning of Bowling Green’ ,” Outlaws singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist Henry Paul recalled aloud, invoking an almost mythical status like some Civil War battlefield to the 1975 Ohio music festival where we first met just weeks after the release of their first album, The Outlaws , which contained the late Hughie Thomasson and Monte Yoho’s “There Goes Another Love Song” and the instant Southern Rock classic “Green Grass and High Tides”.
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On the fiftieth anniversary of the the first Emerson, Lake, and Palmer album, it’s clear that Emerson Lake and Palmer were much less “Be Bop a Lula” in their melodic grandeur and much more “Andrew Lloyd Weber”. Here In the Studio is the story in their own words of progressive rock’s first supergroup.