The Vegas Cocks & More Bands!
"Too Late," says Steve, was the band's vinyl 45, mixed by Paul Mahern and released by indie label Ramona Records out of Indianapolis. It's a very cool pseudo-ballad that finishes big with strident vocals and ringing six-strings. "Three O'Clock Loving" resulted from a development deal with MCA Records that unfortunately went nowhere, the song produced by Brad Circone of the Toll. Steve sent along "Cocktail Queen" just 'cause he liked it, the tune a heady brew of fuzzy vocals and fuzzier guitars that builds to an orgiastic crescendo. The Reverend likee....
I remember getting a demo tape of the Vegas Cocks back during the end days of The Metro and being impressed with the band's chemistry and unique combination of gut-driven hard rock and a spacy, almost psychedelic soundtrack.
Click on any of the links below to hear these songs, or "right click" and save 'em to your hard drive to keep them for posterity.
The Vegas Cocks - "Too Late"
The Vegas Cocks - "Three O'Clock Loving"
The Vegas Cocks - "Cocktail Queen"
More MP3 files from old Nashville bands to come soon, I promise! Thanks for the tunes, Steve, and sorry that it took me so long to post them here.
Robert Logue of Royal Court Of China and the Shakers was kind enough to loan the project a largish pile of local music publications, from copies of The Metro and Nashville Intelligence Report to more obscure zines like Rick Champion's Peacock Parade and Lee Carr's and Jerry Dale McFadden's Weasel Weekly. I've only managed to dig my way through about half of Robert's stack, but I've found a lot of good stuff to photocopy from these zines, including info on a handful of new bands, listed below, which brings our total to an unheard of 339 bands. Will we reach 350 by the time that I leave town? We'll see....
BURNING HEARTS, TOM DELUCA
NEON BUSHMEN, P.O.W.'S,
TONI PRICE & THE JAM WRANGLERS,
SHAMALAM, STREETS OF ICE