THE MOTOR CITY MUSIC ARCHIVES
What a site!!! Its been a while since I visited and you’ve improved 1000% or I never got around to it, which I doubt.
Under LOST VENUES, I didn’t see the Southgate High School, in Southgate, MI, on Northline Rd. Seger, the Dukes, Savage Grace, Alice, they all played there circa 68 71.
I was thrilled to see my band, KMR II, listed under the Melody Theater and Lincoln Park Theater. We played the Mel the first time with a stand in bass player. Our “audition” for Jerry Patlow. Our regular bassist couldn’tget out of work. We bombed!
We begged Jerry for a second chance, and the house was stoned more than usual. As we RAN offstage and out the back door, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department blew in the front and busted the whole place. We pulled our truck out of the side yard just in time to see squad cars all over the place.
Sorry to say, we never dealt with Jerry Patlow again.
My concert days began in 1972, so I was just a few years too late on a lot of the Legendary Shows (at Eastown Grande.) As far as venues, I haven’t seen this one mentioned: I remember hitchhiking out Gratiot to The Trading Post in Roseville. Saw Frigid Pink play there; I think there was a light show called “Liquid Lens” also. The trading post was a mini mall of head shops, including Tobacco Road, and the shows were not in an auditorium or ballroom, just some open space not occupied by retailers. They had a few shows around ’72 ’73. Does anyone else remember them?
My apologies if this post is not relevant to this site, but someone told me to try posting this question here. In 1982, I was in the Ragnar Kvaran band (managed by Ron Asheton, I guess that’s slightly relevant), and we did a gig at the City Club in Detroit in December 1982. The drummer for Non Fiction told me that a video was made of this gig. Does anyone know of this video, or who I might contact about it? The other bands, that night, were Non Fiction and the Cult Heroes. I am currently in contact with one of the guitarists of Non Fiction, so he would probably like to see or post video of that night, too. The guy who suggested I post this here also mentioned a “MI 80s rock site,” but he didn’t have the URL. Does anyone know about that?
In 1982, I was in Ragnar’s band. Non Fiction’s drummer and I were living in the same house, so Non Fiction was practicing in the basement. I got to meet Ron Asheton, Micheal Davis, and Scott Morgan during this time. I was maybe 2 or 3 years too young to see these guys in action back in the day, but I listened to Uncle Russ a ton, and remember his rant on WKNR the evening of the Vietnam Moritorium demonstration in Washington. I did get to see SRC, the Up, the Rationals, and Frigid Pink, but missed a lot of good stuff.
Thank goodness we still have places like the Magic Bag Theater that host the classic rock legends. Recently, we saw Blue Cheer and Scotty Morgan/Powertrane. Before that Savoy Brown performed there a few times. Unfortunately, we uggs missed Cactus last year! Does anyone remember the times that Savoy Brown played the Grande and the Eastown? Especially the night with Albert King and BB King a uggs n unforgetable blues show! I see that Catfish and Dallas Hodge are teamed up on Jan. 4, 08 at the Magic Bag. One last question: I recently purchased a fine album by the band