Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

Ladies and gentlemen, Joseph Carrero Junior!

This post inspired by the recent purchase of
Hard 'N' Heavy (with marshmallow)


Parm said...

One of those Rebel Raiders and a truly excellent drummer!

Did you acquire a version of H&H that featured bonus cuts? For the most part, quite humble offerings compared to the excellence of the main tracks - I was disappointed.

I still listen to this album probably at least once a month. I went through a period maybe 20 years ago or so when I put it away for a few years. But, rediscovered, it continued to rock on. And on.

Willard Biscuit said...

I got the version with the extended cuts. I haven't even listened to the whole thing yet, 'cuz I brought it into work and let a cow-orker (intended mispelling there) listen to it--and he hasn't given it back to me.

I was thinking that without their goofy shtick, The Raiders might have had quite a different career arc. On the other hand, those hats and tights went along with all that TV exposure, which surely contributed to the band's popularity.

Speaking of TV exposure, I found a video of PR&TR as "guest stars" on Batman...providing music for a belly dancer, no less!

I also came across this one featuring Keith Allison playing with the Waddy Wachtel Band in LA...just last week!

Parm said...

I do not recall that Batman gig for the Raiders. They sure were not afraid of hamming it up on camera, though. That goofiness, combined with the music, was very much an early influence on the BB. Thank goodness, though, not to the point of seeking out white tights!

I enjoyed seeing Keith still out there - thanks for that. I saw his name pop up, I think, as one of the many voices contributing to Ringo's La De Da. So, he does get around.

Fudd said...

I bought the H&H CD from Mark Lindsay's website. He signed it for me. Same with Pink Puzz.

The Best of Smothers Bros DVDs feature the Raiders a few times.