Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wow. Here's the band that Bill Harkleroad (aka Zoot Horn Rollo) and Mark Boston (aka Rockette Morton) put together post-Captain Beefheart's Magic Band. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull paid for them to record an album and Virgin released it, and they made another album (In A Different Climate) that was released in the States before they folded the tent. It weren't the Magic Band, but it weren't bad, either -- sounding like the Grateful Dead here, um, Gentle Giant there. Artie Tripp (aka Ed Marimba) was involved in the project early on, but left before this 1976 Rockpalast performance. I'd forgotten how good these guys were.