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

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by sickboy79, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Blooby

    Blooby Member

    Messages:
    1,557
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Location:
    Alachua, FL

    I don't friggin' believe it. I missed the last reunion show in Atlanta. How could I miss another chance to see "Take It Off" played live? That tears it. I'm going on an old-school road trip.

    Complete with pops and scratches (and just a wee sprinkle of sexism)...

     
  2. 3 Mile Stone

    3 Mile Stone Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,821
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Location:
    New Braunfels Texas
  3. fjblair

    fjblair Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    12,052
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Location:
    NC High Country
    Putting it Straight. What an album.:beer
     
    Coach T. likes this.
  4. LonesomeCraig

    LonesomeCraig Member

    Messages:
    304
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Big Pat Travers fan here. Seen him a dozen times throughout his career. The classic line up from "Heat in the Street" is talked about a lot. My favorite version was the two years before Thrall joined the band.
    It was the smokin hot trio of Pat, Mars Cowling and Tommy Aldridge. Seen this trio 4-5 times in the mid 70's. Mars Cowling was such a monster bass player. That band was "IT" for me!
     
  5. gassyndrome

    gassyndrome Member

    Messages:
    1,548
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Location:
    sunny Australia
    Where do I start with his discography? What are the can't miss tunes? I dabbled in the live album this morning and loved that flange tone (not sure who's tone that actually is though?)
     
  6. FusionRock

    FusionRock Member

    Messages:
    520
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2015
    Location:
    United States
    I've been revisiting Pat's music the most of anything I have been listening to the past year. The guitarist he had for a number of years, Kirk McKim, is killer. No one writes tunes like 70s era Pat. In my Top 5 of all musicians. This is a tight band.

     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018
    Alpo, Jignant, Bob Maximus and 5 others like this.
  7. batsbrew

    batsbrew Member

    Messages:
    4,376
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Location:
    SL,UT
    that's frickin' tight.
     
  8. stevemc

    stevemc Member

    Messages:
    1,246
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2017
    Location:
    mass
    great stuff.if he plays around here,i am there.lol.
     
  9. Steve55

    Steve55 Member

    Messages:
    153
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Location:
    Pensacola, FL
    "Heat in the Streets" ain't bad, either. PT was the first guy I noticed who mixed funk with good, tight, hard rock. I don't know if he cites him as an influence, but Nuno Bettencourt did a lot of the same thing.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018
    Hamer95USA and dansworld like this.
  10. scott944

    scott944 Member

    Messages:
    3,651
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    I'll just leave this here...

     
    MrGuitarhack likes this.
  11. Hammered

    Hammered Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,437
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Location:
    The Bay Area
    Wasn’t that Niko McBrain on drums before Thrall joined . I know it was Niko on the Makin Magic and Putting It Straight albums
     
  12. LonesomeCraig

    LonesomeCraig Member

    Messages:
    304
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Yes, Nico played on those albums but did not go out on the road with the "Putting it Straight" tour.
    It was Tommy, Mars and Pat as a Trio up until they went in to record "Heat in the Street". I wish there was some footage of these shows.

    As a side note, when I saw the Hughes/Thrall tour the drummer was Tommy Aldridge.
    What a nice unexpected surprise that was!
     
    Hamer95USA and Hammered like this.
  13. Hammered

    Hammered Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,437
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Location:
    The Bay Area
    Cool concert from `76 . Niko on drums here

     
    MrGuitarhack likes this.
  14. Dexter.Sinister

    Dexter.Sinister Still breathing Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,943
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Location:
    South Florida
     
    8raw likes this.
  15. MrGuitarhack

    MrGuitarhack Member

    Messages:
    1,916
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Location:
    West Coast
    Great stuff - the first time I saw him was when he was opening for Cheap Trick.

     
    dansworld and Hammered like this.
  16. Sal

    Sal Member

    Messages:
    344
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Location:
    Manhattan, NYC
    Pat sings backing vocals on “Get the Funk Out” from Pornograffitti and also gets a shout out in the liner notes.
     
    Arf likes this.
  17. dansworld

    dansworld Member

    Messages:
    3,960
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Location:
    Florida
    Oh yeah, not only does Travers kick the BIG "A" but he can be really funky as hell. The whole "Puttin' in Straight" album and "Making Magic" have brilliant moments of funk-rock grooves on them.

    It also helps to have such a freaking amazing band as well. What could be more potent than Travers-Thrall-Aldridge-Cowling? They were one of the hottest bands back in the day. I think I saw them a dozen times.

    Too bad all of that cocaine kind of spoiled things after a while. It was Miami in the Eighties.....
     
    Arf likes this.
  18. dansworld

    dansworld Member

    Messages:
    3,960
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Location:
    Florida
    I got to see this tour, it was monumental for me. It was at the old "Distort-a-torium" in Hollywood Florida. Good times!
     
  19. dansworld

    dansworld Member

    Messages:
    3,960
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Location:
    Florida
    I was all over that ADA Flanger back then.

    In a fit of nostalgia, I added a new PBF ADA Flanger to my pedalboard. That thing is still mega-cool!
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2018
    fusionbear likes this.
  20. BlueRiff

    BlueRiff Member

    Messages:
    4,952
    Joined:
    May 19, 2016
    Location:
    MI
    What a great name for a venue!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice