July 25, 2006
Hello to all. Thanks for checking out our site. This is our first foray into blogging. Although we don’t necessarily feel especially entitled to comment on any subject not directly connected with TCB, that won’t stop us from throwing our hat in the ring. So, come along for the ride while we mix metaphors and mix it up in general.
I suppose it is fitting that the first subject we touch on would be TCB, or more accurately, our audience. As many of you know, we have not played any shows for quite awhile, as we have been slaving away at Roundhouse Recording for several decades (okay, not quite) on our debut album. We nevertheless got out and rocked Molly Malone’s on 22 July. Despite Global Warming having escalated to Global Broiling, many of our loyal friends and fans made it out and made it a great evening for us. We are truly grateful and encouraged. We do anticipate completing work on the CD in the next few weeks and we look forward to playing more shows. In particular, we are planning a special show in a concert setting as opposed to a club setting. More on that soon.
As this is the first blog entry, it seems fitting to issue a sort of statement of purpose. Simply put, there was a magic to the music that originally inspired us that seems to transcend genre and generation. Whether one was born in the 1950’s or the 1990’s, whether one plays fusion or heavy metal, it seems that bands such as The Beatles, The Byrds, The Kinks, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Small Faces, The Buffalo Springfield, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Spirit, The Zombies, The Beach Boys, and others continue to have meaning. We don’t want to emulate the style of those bands without bringing something of ourselves to the table. There are certainly bands whose core seems to be related to appreciation for 1960’s rock and yet have the imagination and talent to successfully bring other influences into their music. I’m thinking particularly of The Charlatans, Oasis, Hurricane #1, Ride, The Church, and The Stone Roses. It would be fair to say that we are attempting to do something along the same lines. If we can come up with a melody that sticks in your head, a lyric that feeds your head, or a beat that makes you bob your head, we have at least achieved something of our purpose. We dig to play and we hope you will dig hearing and/or watching us do it!