Friday, October 19

Roscoe's Gang - NYC 1989

Lone Star Café
New York, NY
February 4, 1989
(early set)

audience recording (sound quality VG; transfer from 2nd-gen. tape)

THANKS to the taper and original uploader, whoever you might be!

REPERCUSSION: The show includes the Peter H song “Next to the Last Waltz” (marginally co-written by Eric Ambel, as he says here). Also, Peter was a guest musician on several tracks on Eric’s 1988 album Roscoe’s Gang. Will Rigby played tambourine on the album and drums on some of the group’s live appearances (but not this one). If you ask real nicely, I might post one with Will some time…

A worthy addition to any musical collection — CD, LP, cassette, 8-track, etc.
Read the 4.5 star AllMusic review

SAMPLE: "Total Destruction to You Mind (Lone Star 1989)"

01 intro
02 If You Gotta Go, Go Now [Bob Dylan]
03 Next To The Last Waltz [Eric Ambel/Peter Holsapple]
04 Forever Came Today [Ambel/Scott Kempner]
05 I Waited For You [Kempner]
06 Shame On You [Kempner]
07 Judas Kiss [Kempner]
08 Total Destruction To Your Mind [Jerry Wms. – aka Swamp Dogg]
09 Power Lounger Theme [Ambel] / band Intros
10 Love's Gonna Live Here* [Buck Owens]
11 You Must Have Me Confused [Lou Whitney]
12 The Girl That I Ain't Got [Ambel]

TT: 53:55 

Alt. Link 

Eric Ambel - guitar, vocals
Donnie Thompson - guitar
Smokin' Joe Terry - keyboard
Rocco W. - drums
Lou Whitney – bass (*vocals on #10)

Eric Ambel remains active in music as a musician and producer

Learn more about Eric & Roscoe's Gang HERE


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  2. I'm asking nicely for the other Roscoe's Gang. I'm friends with rest of the band. Bobby the drummer now playing in NRBQ. thanks great selection of shows. Just saw Eric and chatted with him at Del Lords show few months ago.

    1. OK, neal, stop by in a week or so, and I think you'll be glad you did.


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