Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Completely Conspicuous 340: Behind the Lines


Part 1 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we examine the back story of '70s hitmakers Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").



Show notes:
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- Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds were synonymous with '70s AM pop
- "Don't Pull Your Love" was their first big hit in '71
- Singer does an Elvis impression
- Song written by Lambert and Potter, who had hits with many artists
- Guys from HJFR were in the T-Bones, who had a hit in '60s with "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach Is In)"
- An "offshoot" of the Ventures, an instrumental band that made tons of records covering hits
- Session musicians made the albums
- T-Bones were put together to tour and later they formed HJFR
- The Wrecking Crew was a famous session band that cranked out hits
- Reynolds left HJFR in '72
- Second HJFR album stiffed
- Ric: A bunch of Ventures albums probably don't have the Ventures on them
- HJFR replaced Reynolds but contract with Playboy Records required them to keep old name
- Many bands are named after the musicians
- To be continued

Music:
The Hush Now - Arthur Come On, Really You Can't Be Serious
Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Thirteen Eyes

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The Hush Now song is on the forthcoming album Sparkle Drive. Download the song for free at Soundcloud.
The Kingdom of the Holy Sun song is on the self-released EP Thirteen Eyes. Download the song for free at KEXP.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

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