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Pat Travers (Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights live)

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He used to tour up here a lot back in the late '80's, early '90's. We got to open a few shows with Pat on the bill and it was always a thrill to see him. Jerry Riggs was Pat's partner for all of those shows. Another great player! Riggs' solo spot always left me in awe. :)
 

Hammered

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Well, Aldridge is a double bass guy, Lee Kerslake was not.
Not sure what you’re getting at there . I’ve always thought the drum intro to Over Mountain sounded like a slightly slower Its Make No Difference drum intro that’s all
 

rwe333

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Not sure what you’re getting at there . I’ve always thought the drum intro to Over Mountain sounded like a slightly slower Its Make No Difference drum intro that’s all
Just different players... Tommy known for double bass work/intros, Kerslake known for single bass work/intros. Tommy plays the OTM intro different than Lee's studio version, in any boot I've heard.
 

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Here is something that seems kind of sad-

in 1980 I saw him play the local Coliseum, probably a crowd of at least 3,500, maybe
more.

He came here again in the fall, and he played a tiny venue that doesnt hold more than
75 people. My nephews cover band turned down the venue a few months prior because
it was so small.
 

Hammered

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Here is something that seems kind of sad-

in 1980 I saw him play the local Coliseum, probably a crowd of at least 3,500, maybe
more.

He came here again in the fall, and he played a tiny venue that doesnt hold more than
75 people. My nephews cover band turned down the venue a few months prior because
it was so small.
I saw him in early 83 open for Aerosmith and he did one of those guitar seminar things with George Lynch in 2007 which was really cool cause it was local and just a great event all around . He played at a few large Day On the Green festivals in 78 & 81 . That is pretty trippy that his popularity dropped off like that as you’re saying
 

8raw

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Here is something that seems kind of sad-

in 1980 I saw him play the local Coliseum, probably a crowd of at least 3,500, maybe
more.

He came here again in the fall, and he played a tiny venue that doesnt hold more than
75 people. My nephews cover band turned down the venue a few months prior because
it was so small.
maybe his manager screwed up.
 

AXEnGEAR4J

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Yup in the 70's for me Travers rocked in live concert!

Had a wealthy high school friend in the day who had a Travers cover band, parents had a mansion in the west hills of Portland where they would play in their big basement, Marshall stacks, weekend parties with a keg of Heineken which were $100 bucks back then versus Olympia for $18...lol


Had a video of a Travers concert recorded for awhile that must have been a tour around 2010 or so?
He still kicked ass and sounded just as great!
 

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I caught him 40-50 times since the early 80's. Seems like he was always playing locally, and I took advantage of it. Like several have said, love Pat but I was there to see Mars and Jerry Riggs. Totally beyond me why that guy is not bigger. He really had his own thing going. I think he still plays with Bobby Friss.
 

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I saw Pat and band about 2 years ago at a local place. very small. I love shows like that. I got to talk to each of the members of the band for a bit, and Pat. One of the guys, super nice even handed me his custom shop strat to try out. I caught some great footage of the band from less than 5 feet away and I would say no more that 50 people were in the place all night long. What a shame others didn't get to catch a real guitar hero up close and personal that night.
 

rwe333

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maybe his manager screwed up.
Pat was a heavy drinker & smoker back in the day.
His sales sure slipped in the post-Thrall years, but - bigger deal - was he had a nasty divorce and really lost his shirt.
Wasn't really worth gigging in that era as lawyers would show up at the gigs and simply take the $.
Pat grew up in my home town playing w/ a badass band called Red Hot, as was a real local legend.
He's still close w/ many of the folks he grew up with...
In addition to being back touring, he's a sensei, teaching a somewhat rare form of karate when home in Florida.
 

fusionbear

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Saw Pat Travers a few times in the early 80's

The band was awesome! I had to get a DiMarzio X2n in my guitar because of Thrall. I couldn't afford the ADA flange pedal, but borrowed my older brother's whenever he wasn't using it....
 

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I caught him 40-50 times since the early 80's. Seems like he was always playing locally, and I took advantage of it. Like several have said, love Pat but I was there to see Mars and Jerry Riggs. Totally beyond me why that guy is not bigger. He really had his own thing going. I think he still plays with Bobby Friss.
Same here. Loved Jerry Riggs. He's still playing -

 




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