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The best Silverhead post ever

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Who's up for some Silverhead? I like these albums a good bit in a goofy sort of period-piece kind of way. They never caught on, and I think are pretty much completely forgotten today.....early 1970's glitter/glam, maybe a minor league T Rex, perhaps.

Silverhead were vocalist Michael Des Barres, bassist Nigel Harrison, guitarist Stevie Forest, keyboardist/drummer Pete Thompson, and guitarist/percussionist Rod Davies. Their first, self titled effort is a wonderfully dated sleeze fest, with "classic" material such as "Ace Supreme" and (my fave) "Long Legged Lisa". The follow up, 1973's "16 and Savaged" is equally hilarious with (wait for it) "More Than Your Mouth Can Hold"  as well as "Rock Out Claudette Rock Out" and the very ironically titled "This Ain't a Parody".......I think that, between the two of them they sold about 54 copies, I think somebody gave me these, if you are a fan of that fabulous glitter scene of the early 70's (say, T Rex, Slade, even the New York Dolls) you may get a kick out of these.

One thing I didn't know was Des Barres fronted up the later-70's/80's decent hard rock band Detective who released a pair of albums that were ALMOST as succcessful as these, I have them here somewhere too, on vinyl yet, so this guy probably can thank me for about 10% of his career sales. Detective was not at all like Silverhead, so I won't post THOSE discs right now, because I don't want to confuse you, nor do I wish to break theme. I take this shit fucking seriously and expect you to do so as well.

BONUS also found a live release from these lads that I never even knew existed, I was surprised as hell that Pirate Bay had ANY Silverhead, but here I have unearthed a new gem for my stash, "Live at the Rainbow 1973", haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but of course I'll happily share it with ya, just so you throngs of Silverhead completists can stay current

ALSO, I almost forgot to thank the great Dave Sez for providing us with another fine Au Pairs rarity, this one a live set from 1980, really good one too, check the comments section of THIS post for the links to it......guess I DID break theme.

Is anyone as sick and tired of this goddamn cold and snow as I am? This is one of the most miserable months (January) that this lifelong Buckeye can recall, and it just isn't letting up. I used to snow and shit like that but I think I am starting to understand why my mom retired to Arizona years ago, always hated that place (When I was last there for her funeral it was 107 degrees), but this MISERABLE subzero weather day after day is just insufferable. So ironic that my wife has family in Anchorge Alaska where it has been about 25 degrees warmer than here for most of the month. Just felt like bitching. It's like there's nothing to do but dick around on line, drink beer, watch movies, and, uh, what was I missing out on again?

Stay warm, links for both Silverhead AND the Au Pairs (THANKS again Dave!) are on the way!

SILVERHEAD-01 Long-Legged Lisa/02 Underneath the Light/03 Ace Supreme/04 Johnny/05 In  Your Eyes/06 Rolling With My Baby/07 Wounded Heart/08 Sold Me Down the River/09 Rock and Roll Band/10 Silver Boogie/11 Ace Supreme/12 Oh No No No

16 AND SAVAGED-01 Hello New York/02 More Than Your Mouth Can Hold/03 Only You/04 Bright Light/05 Heavy Hammer/06 Cartoon Princess/07 Rock Out Claudette Rock Out/08 This Ain't a Parody/09 16 and Savaged

LIVE AT THE RAINBOW-01 Hello New York/02 James Dean/03 Sold Me Down the River/04 Rock Out Claudette Rock Out/05 Only You/06 Ace Supreme/07 Rolling With My Baby/08 Will You Finance My Rock and Roll Band (Could I POSSIBLY make THAT up?)/09 Leon/10 New Moon Tonight (These last 2 tracks are listed as bonus tracks, as I said I havn't listened to this one yet so I'm unsure whether they are live tracks of unearthed studio classic rarities.....in either case, it's almost as big a deal as double coupon day at Kroger's







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