Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne

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  1. custom53

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    I forgot how much I liked these guys.

    prophetic song.. From George Orwell's Book of the same name. I think it was even banned for a short while.










     
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    I was a big Spirit fan, but never got to see them live. It was funny that "1984" was not on any of their albums (it may be on a compilation or something though, I'm pretty sure I have it somewhere in my album collection). I was listening to an FM station one day and they played the flip side of the "1984" single, and if I recall correctly, the title of the song is "Red Light Roll On".

    The only time I saw any of the original band live was when Firefall opened for Roy Buchanan at Carnegie Hall and Mark Andres was playing bass for them.
     
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    What , no love for Kaptain Kopter. Did I spell that right?Spirit was a great band.
     
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    I completely forgot about Kapt. Kopter and the (Fabulous) Twirly Birds..

    Randy California and Ed Cassidy's band..





    And something that I didn't know. Quote from Wiki:

    Randy spent much of his time afterwards in jam sessions with various musicians in Topanga Canyon clubs, particularly a club known as The Corral. Some of the musicians who appeared in these jam sessions, along with Noel Redding (under the pseudonym 'Clit McTorius'), Leslie Sampson (the drummer from Noel's band Road, under the pseudonym 'Henry Manchovitz') and Ed Cassidy (as 'Cass Strange'), would end up working with Randy when he started recording solo material in 1972.[2] The resulting album featured numerous covers of the works of contemporary acts such at the Beatles and James Brown, with less emphasis upon original material by Randy. The album was also heavily influenced by the death of Jimi Hendrix in 1970, who had been friends with Randy since they played together in Jimmy James and the Blue Flames.

     
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    Never heard of Jo-Jo Gunne until Tesla re-made Run Run Run. I still prefer Tesla's remake to the original.
     
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    I was fortunate to catch Jo-Jo Gunne, live, on their tour supporting the first album. Killer band! Matt Andes was a helluva guitar player!
     
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    If Hendrix hadn't done it first, Randy would have been Hendrix.
     
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    Very Cool.. I never got to see them live.. Always wanted to.. Great Band..
     
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    Ha, love the all-star jam "I Got a Line"; corny and cool.

    :dude
     
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    I saw Jo Jo Gunne in San Antonio in '72. They had the misfortune of having Wishbone Ash be their opening band. JJG sounded good and played their current big hit but WA was amazing.
     
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    It was released as a single in 1970 but never appeared on any of their albums until "The Best Of Spirit"...
     
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    And they were close.. I think this might have been sort of a tribute to Hendrix.



    And some of Randy & Jimi playing together.. This was before the "Experience"



    And here is the song that Led Zepplin was being sued over. I think Page did "borrow" heavily, to say it politely, on the song "Taurus" by Spirit..

     
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    I've got a copy of the late 60s "No Such Animal" 45 on AudioFidelity. I'd be surprised if it was a recording of Jimi James and the Blue Flames. More likely Curtis Knight related. Like the other 2 tunes listed above.
     
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    I only discovered Jo-Jo Gunne a few years ago, but better late than never! They were a solid Rock band and deserved to be better known.
     
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    Great! I really like going back through these videos. Look at the players in this one (Skunk is killing it):

     
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    I never saw that 80's video of "I Got A Line." Where was that done and how did they get all those guys? Huge band, but a cool remake, I thought.

    I saw Spirit three times at the Fillmore East, and they were always great.
     
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    my brothers & I have been doing our version of I got a line on you for over 30 yrs, fun song.
     
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    We do it in my band too. Surprisingly, more people recognize that song than I ever could have imagined.
     

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