Our Grand Rapids’ episode received a lot of positive response and inspired Jef Leppard to upload a out of this world awesome video of Robert S. Be looking for another GR themed podcast in the future. In the meantime, enjoy these Grand Rapids related links and other bonus materials (after the jump). Let’s start with the tracklist:
Quintron- A Place Unknown
J-Live- Charmed Life
Me and Dem Guys- Black Cloud
The Jades- We Got Something Going
The Soulbenders- 7 and 7 Is (Love cover)
The Rotary Connection- Rapid Transit/ Turn Me On/ Pink Noise
The TMGs- The Hatch
Bronze Nazareth- The Pain
Robert S- Good as Gold
The Great Daryl Nathan, Robert S and Jef Leppard- Out of Town
The C.C. Band- Damn it’s a Jam
FENTON AND WEST GRAND RAPIDS GARAGE ROCK
Check out Grand Rapids Rocks for all kinds of information on the Fenton label including the bands we played on the show as well as other West Michigan garage rock bands.
I just found this little bit of very sad information. It appears the Sparta Theater where many Fenton records and the vocals for the first Rotary Connection record were recorded was torn down over a decade ago. According to a comment posted under this interesting article a whole lot of records were found in the basement when it was torn down. Oh to be there before the wrecking ball…
My friend David Sampson alerted me to the fact that the Soul Benders song “7 and 7 is” is a cover of a Love song. Thanks David! Below is a video Aris Hampers posted for the song featuring some old film of the band. Check out his other videos for more photos and footage of the Soul Benders.
Soul Benders- 7 and 7 Is (Love cover)
Minnie Riperton’s High Notes (don’t bother checking this out Beezy)
Minnie Riperton- Lovin’ You
THE TMGS- THE HATCH
THE GREAT DARYL NATHAN
Daryl Nathan- Fourth of July
BEAUTIFUL WORLD- A GREAT DARYL NATHAN DOCUMENTARY PART 1 (Definitely on the laughing at not laughing with tip, but interesting.)
BEAUTIFUL WORLD- A GREAT DARYL NATHAN DOCUMENTARY PART 2
This video is the kind of Grand Rapids gold Beezy and I could only hope would be unearthed. Jeeps. Crack. Grand Rapids place and people. It’s evidence that the trappings of Golden Age Hip Hop did not elude GR and maybe it was more with the times than we know.
We split our feeling about the song (I like the “Under Pressure” sample even though by 1993 it was pretty much ruined by Vanilla Ice), but there is no question that the video should be seen by anyone interested in Grand Rapids, music or early 90’s Hip Hop in general.
Jef has promised more videos are on the way. Be watching his Facebook page or check back here. I can’t wait!!
I posted this record to my blog awhile back. I will probably play the other side in a future show, but you can hear it here as well.
Let us know if you have any Grand Rapids music that needs to be heard or if you have any insights into the stuff we have played. Even though we know some stuff we are by no means experts.
Catch you all on Thursday!