Sunday, January 20, 2019

RARE FIND AND FOR SALE - Phil Head (Trolls and Frantics) 1999 CD Release

Very excited to announce that a very limited number of Phil Head's original 1999 CD, Phil's Diner, are available for sale!

Phil located a total of 50 sealed copies of Phil's Diner, and is allowing me to sell them, via Elk Bugles.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of this rarely seen CD, I'm offering them at $20 /each, plus $5 media mail and shipping materials (USA).  

Phil was best known as the drummer of the Pueblo band, The Trolls, and the Montana psych rock group, The Frantics.

This release features Phil Head - guitar and all percussion arrangements, H. Anthony Ward - guitar, Bill Griffin - bass, David Day (formerly of The Frantics and Whitehorse) - slide guitar, bass and keyboards, along with Mimi Mapes McCloy (John Cougar Mellencamp and various commercial jingles), and Heidi Blythe Bjorn - backing vocals.

PLUS a CD insert booklet with song lyrics and rare pictures of Phil, and his early bands, The Cobras, The Trolls, The Frantics, and Freeway Flyer!

Genre: Good-time, hard-edge rock, with a hint of southern vibes - good stuff!

Song samples (1:00): 

It's All Good
In The Middle of the Night
Can't Find My Shoe
Route 365
Honey Oh My My
Heart Attack
Hoochie Koochie Girl
Lady Luck
Area 51

Monday, January 14, 2019

Gringo Sleeze Band

So I'm going through this mountain of old Colorado Springs newspapers, when I spot this story, in a 1972 Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph. The band's name was one I hadn't seen before, in my research, nor could I find any additional information on the group.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Elk Bugles Radio Show - Pueblo


Every Thursday from 4:00 -5:00 pm (MT) Elk Bugles is the Colorado music show featuring the little-known vinyl of the state. Tune in every week to hear unknown and unheard Colorado vinyl records, from the 1930s to the 1980s – the records missing from the state’s music history books.

Monday, January 7, 2019

From the Archives of Pueblo's La Cucaracha

San Juan
La Cucaracha - May 3, 1976

Band Members: Larry Montoya, Martin "Marto" Garcia, Bobby Montoya, and Frank Arvina

Larry Montoya was a former member of The Sting Reys, the Sunny Ozuna Orchestra, and the Rudy Guiterrez Orchestra. Martin Garcia played with the Rudy Guiterrez Orchestra (where he met Bobby and Larry Montoya, who aren't related). Frank Arvina was a former member of The Imperials.

I recently obtained a few old issues (1976-1980) of La Cucaracha, the local Pueblo newspaper, which served the Hispanic population of the city. Fantastic archival pictures of a handful of local bands, of the day. Check it out:

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Tiptoe Through the Tulips - The Colorado Springs connection

Nothing should surprise you, when it comes to my never-ending search for esoteric Colorado music history, but this little tidbit surprised even me.

Monday, December 31, 2018

2018: As Time Goes By

Safety First AV-001B (1984)

Hard to pick a favorite vinyl find, of 2018, but this one easily ranks up there. My thanks to the uber-talented Shepherd Stevenson (vocals, guitar and keyboard for the Aviators), for adding this fantastic Colorado record to my stash.

Friday, December 28, 2018

The Colorado Springs Junior League Follies of 1953

 So it's the day after Christmas, and I'm diggin' at my area used record chain. The obscure Colorado vinyl finds are nonexistent (I truly think I have drained this particular store, dry).