Little-known Gems


Looking through my secondary CD collection, I re-discovered "The Butts Band", formed by John Densmore and Robby Krieger of "The Doors".  Their first album (eponymous) is straight-ahead, sit-at-the-bar stuff that brings a good feeling from way back.       
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Thanks for the tip. Will look into it. How is the production quality of the CD?
Any hints on their motivation for the name of the band?
 I bought that when it came out, late 70's I believe. Havent played it in years, but I do remember liking it.
Both of them are still around. They did an interview with Dan Rather on the Big Interview. It was a good interview.

I have never liked Dan Rather...but he has done a superb job with his show The Big Interview. It is mostly with musicians and performers

The Geddy Lee interview was fantastic. Robert Plant (one of my favorites) was dull....not Dan's fault. The one with Michael Stipe was also a bit flat. I'm also a Stipe fan but he does not interview well. Gene Simmons gave a good interview but seems like a blow-hard.
I have both Butts Band albums on Vinyl - "Butts Band" and "Hear and Now". Haven't listened to either since sometime around 1980. I'll give them a spin to see if I can remember why I bought either of them....
The CD quality isn't bad at all, n80, depending on system.  Can hear it on You Tube, vinyl is listed, 
OK, listened to the self-titled first Butts Band LP today at lunch. Haven't listened to it in nearly 40 years. Pretty solid stuff. I'll put it in my rotation for a while and see where it goes from there.

Later this evening I'll listen to the second album - "Hear and Now".

Thanks @jafreeman for the reminder. I've skipped over both of these records on my record shelf many hundreds of times.....
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Not much on iTunes for the Butts Band. A couple of singles.
jafreeman,

In Saint Louis there is a Classic Rock station, KSHE 95, that has a Sunday morning show from 8-12am that plays really classic rock. They play a couple, three Butts Band tunes.  Baja Bus are Be With Me are two I remember.

Great tunes.

JD
jafreeman,

In Saint Louis there is a Classic Rock station, KSHE 95, that has a Sunday morning show from 8-12am that plays really classic rock. They play a couple, three Butts Band tunes. Baja Bus and Be With Me are two I remember.

Great tunes.

JD
Listened to Butts Band - "Hear and Now" tonight. Didn't enjoy it as much as I did the first album. Probably won't be re-visiting this one.....
The Blasters "Live at the Venue  London"  Wow! This lp sounds like a D2D recording!