Episode #145 – BBC Sessions (January, 1969)

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Episode #145

January 24, 2022

BBC Sessions (January, 1969)

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  • January 14th 1969.
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Album Tracks:

Side One:

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Side Two:

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Bonus Tracks:

  1. 14:40 – Hey Bob A Rebop (Gloria?)
    • Group were invited to play on BBC TV on a show called “Late Night Line Up” to play this new track. Nigel Young, archivist, said this was the show they played. There are no tapes from the show that survived.
    • This song would eventually be reworked into “The Painter.”
  2. 18:10 – Emmaretta
    • They would be back in the studio three days later to record this one.
  3. 21:18 – Wring That Neck

CORE LEVEL

  1. 26:00 – Interview
  2. 27:29 – Hey Joe
    • The first live broadcast had an intro taken from ballet called “The Three Cornered Hat.”
  3. 31:31 – It’s All Over (version two)
    • Original by Ben E. King from the 1965 album “Seven Letters”

Album Tracks:

January 14, 1969

  1. Hey Bop A Re Bop
  2. Emmaretta
  3. Wring That Neck

CORE LEVEL

  1. Hey Joe
  2. It’s All Over (version 2)

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Episode #144 – Moxy

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  • Moxy was formed in Toronto in 1974. Douglas “Buzz” Shearman had previously been in a band called Leigh Ashford that had formed in 1967.  They had some fair success including a top 30 single.
  • Earl Johnson, Terry Juric and Billy Wade had been in another Torongo band called Outlaw Music.  Johnson and Wade had also been in a previous lineup of Leigh Ashford.
  • When Leigh Ashford broke up in 1973 Shearman teamed up with Johnson, wade and Kim Fraser on bass and continued to use the name Leigh Ashford.
  • Fraser left shortly after that and Johnson recommended Juric.  They then changed their name to Moxy and released “Can’t You See I’m a Star” as a single in 1974.
  • They were soon signed to Polydoor and went to record their first album in the early months of 1975.
  • During the sessions Johnson had a disagreement with M. Smith, the producer, and Smith brought in Bolin to record solos on six of the eight songs on the album.
  • Bolin was in the studio next door and Moxy’s manager Roland Paquin knew of Tommy from his work with James Gang.
  • Tommy came in and played the solos on very short notice.
  • It’s noted that his guitar tone is similar to his tone on Spectrum.
  • From Chris Schild’s notes: In January of 1975, when Tommy Bolin was asked to play the solos for Moxy’s first album, he recorded demos for Teaser at Brothers studio of the Beach Boys in Santa Monica CA.. Moxy was 30 minutes away at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys CA. Tommy played solos on six of the eight songs, and they got massive airplay on US radio stations. I know for sure that Tommy was paid on Cocaine, it is said half an ounce per track, so he must have gotten three ounces.
  • Tom Stephenson, Stanley Sheldon’s cousin and keyboarder of Energy also played on a track on the Moxy album.
The disappointment of opening a mid-90’s CD release, being greeted with a blank white back to the album cover.

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Personnel:

  • Bass – Terry Juric
    • Moxy is only real credit.
  • Drums – Bill Wade
    • Went on to play with Thor and The Cry and Bongo Fury.
    • Sadly passed away in 2001.
  • Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Earl Johnson (5)
    • Johnson performs all rhythm guitar on the album.
  • Lead Guitar – Tommy Bolin [Uncredited]
  • Rhythm Guitar – Buddy Caine (2)
    • Credited but didn’t join the band until after they’d recorded the album. Does not appear on this album.
    • Mostly Moxy, also went on to Bongo Fury with Bill Wade.
  • Vocals – Buzz Shearman
    • Tragically died in a motorcycle accident in 1983. He was 33 years old.
  • Written-By – Buzz Shearman (tracks: A3, A4, B4), Earl Johnson (5)
    • Moxy was main credit. Played with Lee Aaron as well.

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  • Design [Front] – Heiner Geisel
    • Credited with a few Moxy albums as well as a couple of other bands:The Pucker and Valve Society Band and Don Jewitt.
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    • Only credit on Discogs

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  1. Fantasy (Johnson)
  2. Sail On Sail Away (Johnson)
  3. Can’t You See I’m A Star (Johnson)
    • Moon Rider (Johnson, Shearman)

    Side Two:

    1. Time To Move On (Johnson, Shearman)
    2. Still I Wonder (Johnson)
    3. Train (Johnson, Bonnell)
      • Guitar [Uncredited] – Tommy Bolin
      • Johnson also credited with lead on this track
    4. Out Of The Darkness (Johnson, Shearman)

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    • After Bolin worked on this album he went on to work on Teaser and went on to join Deep Purple.
    • Moxy would get some significant airplay in the US where the album was released on Mercury records. It was released on Polydor in Canada.
    • Tommy being on the album helped the band get some traction for the album.
    • The Tommy Bolin Band played at the Convention Center Arena in San Antonio on July 13, 1976. They played with Moxy, opening for Santana. It was a Feyline production (by Tommy Bolin,s manager Barry Fey). Tommy Bolin jammed two songs with Moxy on stage. There’s a poster of that event.
    • The next gig was in Albuquerque NM, July 16, 1976. Moxy did not take part, just the Tommy Bolin Band and Santana. That’s where Santana joined the Bolin Band on stage to jam. The only existing photo of the event, you can clearly see Norma Jean Bell in the background.
    • They went on to headline in the US with AC/DC as their opening act.
    • They went on to record Moxy II which many believe Tommy played on as well (he did not).
    • Shearman began having vocal trouples and was replaced with Brian Maxim, their soundman. They broke up shortly after that.
    • Mike Rynowski then joined the band and released “Under the Lights” in 1978.
    • Rynowski would go on to change his name to Mike Reno and went on to form the group Loverboy.
    • Buzz Shearman died on June 16, 1983 in a motorcycle act.
    • The back of the CD states: “Speed ills . . . and Moxy was a band on the fast track!”
    • Back of the CD ends with: “Shearman later made his final exit in a fiery motorcycle crash. Speed kills!”
    • Earl Johnson: “I was very surprised to see the two of the songs on the TOMMY BOLIN 2 CD set (“The Ultimate”), which I have a copy of. I wrote the two tunes mentioned and it’s always nice to get a complement, when people think enough of your songs to include them on such a disc.”

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    Episode #143 – Highway Star (Isolated Tracks)

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    Isolated Tracks:

    Ian Paice’s Drums

    Roger Glover’s Bass

    Ritchie Blackmore’s Guitar

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    Jon Lord’s Organ

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    Episode #142 – Gillan & Glover – Accidentally on Purpose

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    Lead up to the Album:

    • As we left off in our “The House of Blue Light” episodes Ian and Roger were drained after recording the album and Glover had the perfect idea to recover from studio burnout: recording another album!
    • Glover: “I was living alone in my house in Connecticut and Ian came over and stayed for quite a long while, I think it was a large chunk of the summer of ‘86. It was a long, hot summer and I don’t think we quite achieved the objective but along the way we realised that we liked writing odd stuff together. In Episode Six, in the sixties, we were a songwriting partnership but when we joined Deep Purple we sort of gravitated to our own particular areas; although we still wrote some lyrics together, he developed his own direction and style of writing and singing while I concentrated more on the bass guitar and writing music. To a certain extent, that summer we rediscovered our former selves again.”
    • Glover described the experience as being very freeing, exploring their musical roots, and consuming large quantities of alcohol and other sorts of ‘inspiration’ around.  Of that Glover says, “I’ll say no more.”
    • They brought very little with them to Monsterrat.  Ian brought harmonicas and they both brought acoustic guitars. Glover also brought his Hondo LLonghorn bass, a Fender Strat, a Linn drum machine, a Yamaha QX-1  sequencer and a Yamaha DX-7.  They had no computer.
    • Glover, in Kerrang: “Our reason for making the album was to have a good time and to do something people wouldn’t expect from us, and do something we couldn’t within the confines of DeepPurple.”
    • Ian, in the same Kerrang article: “When you think about it, Purple have always thrived pretty much on diversity. Jon Lord did his Concerto and I did ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’ It’s good because it keeps the frustrations away. You can let loose with your own ideas.”

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    Album Tracks:

    All tracks written by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover except where noted.

    The first phase was recorded in Montserrat including Clouds and Rain, Evil Eye, She took My Breath Away, Dislocated, Via Miami, and I Thought No (as well as some tracks later released as bonus content).

    The second phase was done at The Power Station in New York where they assembled musicians and recorded “I Can’t Dance To That,” “Can’t Believe You Want To Leave,” and “Telephone Box” as well as bonus content.

    Side One:

    1. Clouds and Rain
      • Done in the first phase of recording.
    2. Evil Eye
      • Done in the first phase.
      • Built over an African-inspired chant.  Glover said it was the first song that was inspired by their surroundings while recording.
    3. She Took My Breath Away
      • First phase.
      • Virgin wanted to make this the first single on it but Gillan didn’t like the idea and favored Dislocated instead.
    4. Dislocated
      • This was written the very first day in Montserrat.
      • Glover said this song set the mood for their time in Montserrat.
      • Glover described this track as “wacky.”
      • Gillan said, “It has one of the best bass lines I’ve ever heard, so simple and wonderful.  Lyrically it makes no sense at all, but as the whole concept was ‘off the wall’ we thought it would be a reasonable representation of the whole album.”
    5. Via Miami
      • First phase.
      • Glover compares this to Stray Cats as being “Elvis-inspired.”

    Side Two:

    1. I Can’t Dance To That
      • First song recorded during second phase in New York.
    2. Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave (R. Penniman)
      • Featuring Dr. John
      • Cover of a Little Richard track.
      • They said Dr. John was supposed to show up at 3pm but didn’t show up until almost 6pm.  They were getting annoyed because he lived very nearby.  Dr. John explained he’d been in New Orleans and just got back the night before.
      • Song was recorded live in the studio.  Gillan said it “still sends shivers up and down my do-dabs.”
    3. Lonely Avenue (D. Pomus)
      • Appeared on the “Rain Man” soundtrack.
    4. Telephone Box
      • Reached No.l 15 on the US Billboard charts
      • Ian tells a story of how on the last Purple tour and Roger decided to take a luxury bus instead of a plane.  He sid a friend went to use the toilet on the bus and there was a phone in there.  He asked if he could call home but they told him it was an internal phone and could only call the driver.  The friend said, “Who wants to live in a telephone box!”  That gave them the idea for the song.
    5. I Thought No
      • First phase.
      • Everything on this is played by Glover and Gillan.  Gillan on guitar and harmonica, Roger on bass, piano, and drums.

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    Reception and Review

    • After all of the recording they flew back to Montserrat to mix the album then went on tour. They weren’t happy with the mixes they had so at the end of the tour they returned to the Power Station with Nick Blagona and mixed the album.
    • Gillan said there was a lot of skepticism or cynicism about their motives behind doing this album but both said it was just some fun.
    • They went back to New York to work on overdubs when Ritchie broke his thumb.
    • Review by Mike Ladano
      • Accidentally on Purpose probably kept Ian and Roger sane at the time.  That has to be why it sounds so gleeful.  They needed this.  Does a Deep Purple fan “need” this?  No.  But they’d find some good times here regardless.
    • Gillan in Kerrang: “I’m sure we will piss of a lot of Deep Purple fans who will buy our album thinking they’ll hear watered down Deep Purple, or something, but we don’t want to do that.”
    • From liner notes:
      • Gillan: “We kind of moved on after this record. However I look back on it with great affection and certainly consider it one of the top five records of my career.
      • “It’s the chemistry or more accurately the alchemy that turns the ingredients into gold. When you remove Paice, Lord and Blackmore from the equation and put two old mates together on a Caribbean Island (Montserrat) to write and then to NYC to record, and then add maestro Nick Blagona into the mix, it’s like getting time off for bad behaviour; you don’t necessarily deserve it, but what wicked fun it can be!”

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