January 6, 2022 at 10:07 pm #10119
Hello again Billy, I read in your vault section about the time you went to Bob’s garage in Twin Peaks Washington State. Bob Rivers played your performance on his station, KISW in Seattle a few times and he said he had a great time that night. He also said he couldn’t believe how much beer you guys could drink and still sound so good. At the time I lived just down the street from Bob Rivers and Nazareth’s garage tape was requested quite a bit on his station. How I wish I’d have recorded all of it because it seems to be obsolete now, other than Hair Of The Dog in the vault section here. I called in requests for it all the time, and he usually played a song to get me to quit calling all the time. It was played on our shop radio at Boeing so a lot of people who had never heard it started calling in requests too. KISW was and still may be the most popular station in Seattle. I saw Nazareth several times in Seattle and Everett Washington, and just had a good time. Such good memories. Enough of my rambling, I’m having a hell of a time on your web page here. Cheers to you, Doug from Tacoma Washington.January 13, 2022 at 6:08 pm #10121billyboy1Moderator
Hey Doug. Sorry for my delayed response.
Yeah, that day at Bob’s place was memorable on so many levels. We thought we’d just be doing a couple of live performances from our current touring set but after he’d played us some of his “Twisted Tunes” and got us pleasantly “relaxed” we got into the whole vibe.
Bob introduced us to his fantastic band of musicians and they all wanted to use our backing track of “Hair of the Dog” to create a new spoof song which we readily agreed to.
I wonder if they ever did?
I can’t remember which other songs we recorded that day, can you?
Anyhoo, Ramble On my friend and as always, stay safe.
Cheers, BillyJanuary 13, 2022 at 11:06 pm #10122
I think you played Gatecrash and Love Leads To Madness, but I don’t remember for sure. How stupid of me not to have recorded it. Back then I could have kept up with you guys with beer drinking. Sure as crap I couldn’t now. I emailed Bob Rivers and hopefully he responds, and possibly has a copy of it. I’ll certainly let you know. He one time said you guys were his favorite band to have play in his garage.January 17, 2022 at 7:49 pm #10128billyboy1Moderator
If Bob gets back to you that would be great and if he still has the recordings that would be even better.
I can definitely confirm we didn’t play either of those ditties although I wish we had!
I’m thinking maybe “Whiskey Drinking Woman” and “Right Between the Eyes” were included but like you, my memories are faded a bit.
Incidentally, beer drinking is not a matter of life or death. It’s far more important than that!January 18, 2022 at 4:14 am #10129
Hey Billy you just kicked my memory into gear. In 1992 or so, I hadn’t heard any new Nazareth singles on Seattle radio since they stopped playing Dream On, & Love Leads To Madness. Then I heard Bob Rivers talking about you guys and his garage tapes, and he did play Right Between The Eyes. That’s when I found out about No Jive, and went out and bought the CD and CD player because it was the 1st CD I ever bought. And that night I heard Thinkin Man’s Nightmare and it just blew me away. Bob hasn’t replied to my email yet, but I’ll let you know when he does. And if he has any tapes of you guys from that night I will get them to you. I remember him saying the limo had a case of beer for you guys when he picked you up from the airport and stopped for another case before they got to his house about an hour later. My God that would’ve been fun to be there that night.
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