lunes, julio 23, 2007

Vamos que nos Vamos!

Todo preparado en la familia INSANA para volar a los Estados Unidos y comenzar la grabación de los nuevos temas. El Transbordador Endeavour se encuentra preparado en plataforma de lanzamiento en la cercana T1 de Barajas para llevarnos con máxima urgencia a nuestro destino, en la lejana Carolina del Norte.
Como noticia interesante comentaros que corre el rumor de que vamos a tener colaboraciones sorpresa en el disco, como la de Peter Holsapple y alguna lumbrera más del Rock underground americano.
No creo que subamos nuevos posts al Blog hasta la finalización del disco (Finales de Agosto), aunque siempre podéis aprovechar y echar un vistazo a nuestras secciones fijas en TODO SOBRE INSANITY WAVE. Así que si no nos vemos, que paséis unas buenas vacaciones. Ahhh y dejar vuestros comentarios que siempre nos animan!!
¿Quien demonios es Peter Holsapple?
(born February 19, 1956) formed, along with Chris Stamey, the singing, songwriting, and guitar-playing core of the dB's, a 1980's jangle-pop band from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He became the band's principal songwriter and singer after Stamey's departure. The dB's were at the forefront of the guitar bands from the southeast in the 1980's along with R.E.M., Let's Active, etc. The dB's never achieved the prominence of R.E.M. but was critically recognized and is still greatly appreciated today. The band, with Stamey back in the fold, has reformed with new material in 2005-2006.

Holsapple was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, moving with his family to North Carolina in 1962. He played in bands since 1964, professionally since 1970. His band Rittenhouse Square with Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey and Bobby Locke released an independent album in 1972. When Rittenhouse broke up, Holsapple joined future dB's drummer Will Rigby and several other high school friends in Little Diesel, a proto-punk rock band that ran against the tastes of Southern rock. Little Diesel's album No Lie (produced by Chris Stamey in 1974) was released on twenty 8-track cartridges, and it was finally re-released in 2006 on Telstar Records. College broke the band up, but Holsapple continued to write and sing, eventually moving to New York from Memphis, where he'd recorded at Sam Phillips Studio with Big Star engineer Richard Rosebrough, three months into the dB's existence. He joined as keyboard player and backing vocalist, but he quickly began submitting his songs, playing guitar and singing lead vocals alongside Stamey.

After the dB's broke up in 1988, Holsapple worked as a full-time guitarist and keyboardist for R.E.M. on the Green world tour. He participated in the writing and development, as well as the recording of their 1991 multi-platinum release, Out of Time, but subsequently left R.E.M. due to disputes over songwriting credits [1]. Holsapple subsequently joined Hootie and the Blowfish as an auxiliary member.

Holsapple joined the Continental Drifters (no longer extant), for whom he had first produced some demos and the Nineteen Ninety-Three album. The band was originally based out of Los Angeles but the members eventually relocated to New Orleans. The band included members of the Dream Syndicate, the Bangles and the Cowsills. They went on to record three well-received albums, an EP of Sandy Denny and Richard Thompson covers, and several tribute album tracks that unfortunately did not translate into a lot of sales.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Holsapple relocated from New Orleans to Durham, North Carolina.

In 1991, he and Stamey reunited to record an album entitled Mavericks. Holsapple also has one solo album, 1997's Out of My Way which is out of print.
In September of 2005, the classic line-up of the dB'S performed two shows in Chicago and two in Hoboken, New Jersey. December 2006 brought Stamey-Holsapple Christmas shows in North Carolina. The Bowery Ballroom in NYC hosted the dB'S in January 2007, and in February 2007 the dB's made a brief appearance at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro NC. A new album is expected as well.

8 comentarios:

Carolusa dijo...

Volando voy, volando vengo, por el camino yo me entretengo. Ese disco huele a éxito...

Ricks dijo...

Eso Chema que la gente aproveche para repasar sus clases de inglés. Este Holsapple es un muchacho con gafitas y cara de no haber roto un plato que efectivamente ha hecho historia en el rock americano. Sólo os digo una cosa, id y volved y contad lo que allí habéis visto, dad testimonio de la palabra del rock

Escrigna dijo...

Ricks como dijo el gran maestro: "No soy un completo inútil. Por lo menos sirvo de mal ejemplo"...Daremos testimonio pues.

Anónimo dijo...

Ricky:

Desconocía esta faceta tuya de Rockpredicador. Con la biblia en una mano (Ramones-An American band) y con la guitarra en la otra, propagaremos la fe de los tres acordes.

Colman

santipita dijo...

Buen viaje chavales, que los dioses del ROck os acompañen

Anónimo dijo...

Bueno, muchachotes, los mejores y mas frucitferos deseos para vosotros. Que grabeis mucho y bien.
Unas cosillas antes de iros,hacedme el favor de sacarme a colman a tomar el sol a ver si tenemos suerte y alguna yanki se nos anima; ya sabeis que a colman las guiris le van mucho.
Y luego, una pregunta, habeis avisado a las fabricas de cerveza de que vais para alla? A ver si no va a haber stock suficiente...
Un saludo fuerte y cariñoso.
Nos vemos a la vuelta

Un borrachin apenado porque la ferro sin colman no es lo mismo

Luciernaga dijo...

¿Realmente habéis pasado la entrevista personal que he oído que hacen en la embajada de USA antes de conceder el visado? Porque si al tío de la embajada le contáis el motivo del viaje ....

Bueno, ¡suerte y mucha cerveza! Deseando oir el nuevo disco.

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Anónimo dijo...
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