Lonesome Dave Was My Biggest Influence

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  1. Mark Ray

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    One of my biggest also, but mainly as a vocalist. Rod Price influenced my slide playing a lot back in the day. I saw the original reformed band the year that LD passed. It was an amazing show at a small venue. I won't forget that one...of course the hearing damage I got at that show is permanent (kidding but they were very loud!).
     
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    Here ya' go. Rod "The Master" Price on Sweet Home Chicago:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSHRwus6VIw
     
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    Love Lonesome Dave. Saw Savoy Brown at the Filmore west on the tour just after Chris Youlden quit the band, (70?). Humble Pie also on that bill.

    Savoy burned down the house. Great line up, then the best part of the band left to form Fog Hat & Kim Simmons kept the Savoy name, but just not the vbes.

    Those cats were in the true groove.
     
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    Ya gotta respect the rude, snotty attitude there. They're moving a lot of sludge through those amps there. Cool.

    The number of bands that ripped off this sound and pass it off as "punk" today is pretty breathtaking.
     
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    I was just listening to 'Foghat-Night Shift' a few nights ago its a great record!

    A fellow guitarist from my area was a sound man for Foghat until he passed away a few years ago.

    Nobody did 50s Gibson P90 Special and Jr tone any better than Lonesome Dave and Rod!
     
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    what came first? "honey hush" or "train kept rollin'" by aerosmith?


    i think "road fever" was part of my daily thought pattern for all of my teen years.

    what was the tune that they overdubbed 19 guitar parts?
     
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    I still listen to the first Foghat album, it's a great boogie record that captures perfectly that 'boogie' era that is long gone.
     
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    FOGHAT was a great band. LOVED them.

    They were probably the band I listened to the most during
    my high school years and would venture to guess that
    I saw them at least 10 times back in the 70's.

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    Loved the band, saw them live in their heyday three times. Lonesome Dave always wore shiny/loud clothes and was the consumate showman and sang his ass off.
     
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    An excellent 70s rock band. I saw them at Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX. Good stuff. Saw a different incarnation with Lonesome Dave (I guess?) at a good sized club many years later. The music held its appeal. Just good 'ol rocknroll.
     
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    Boogie really disappeared for rock music by the end of the 70s, and it's a real loss.

    Less boogie = less fun.

    Rock music is too damned serious.
     
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    Think I saw Savoy Brown something like 3 times in 1969. They seemed to be living at the Fillmore East. After Chris Youlden left though, I lost interest in them.
     
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    Thanks for that link, I wore out some Foghat 8-Tracks back in high school.

    Oh yeah, what was that guitar that Dave played?

    fred
     
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    For the most part Dave played LP Juniors. The box shape guitar was a Lentz. As per my thread title, my main guitar for 18 years was a '58 LP Junior. Can't beat 'em for straight ahead rock!

    Mark
     
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    :aok

    I agree--it is a real big loss.

    "Less boogie= less fun"--great post!
     
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    Love them along with Humble Pie and Savoy Brown- some of the best blues-boogie rock of the 70's. Rod's slide tone is also haunting.
     
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    I had the pleasure of meeting all 4 of the original members of Foghat backstage during the Summer Daze tour years ago as a guest of Blue Oyster Cult. RIP Lonesome Dave & Rod Price
     
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    Umm, aren't both Train and Honey Hush originally '50s Rockabilly tunes? Rock and Roll Trio etc?

    I caught a bill earlier this decade that was Rod Price opening for Kim Simmond's Savoy Brown. Also several Savoy Brown shows in the late 80s/early 90s outside Philadelphia like at the Kenwood Tavern that were off the wall great.One with Dave Walker on vocals.
     
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    Ahhh, the Kenwood Tavern. That brings back memories. I played there many times myself in the late 80s/early 90s. I was at this show myself. I had heard that the bass player was from Mayfair??
     

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