Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Rockpile Music Band 1970's

Here is the story of a band called ROCKPILE, 
I had not heard of them for a long time, But my neihbour  accross the road from me asked me to play some tapes that her uncle  made in his band and they were called ROCKPILE ! Well that rang a bell , So I started ti investigate to find out about them, Her uncle is Billy Bremmer   who played Bass for them along with Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe and Terry Williams, I realized that I had to write this entry , So here goes with their biography...


1970s - 1980s






During the late '70s, Rockpile was the touring band for both Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe. LikeEdmunds, the band was passionate about traditional rock & roll. Like Lowe, the band played with a reckless, trashy abandon. Driven by the powerful rhythm section of drummer Terry Williams andLowe's bass, guitarists Billy Bremner and Edmunds were free to spit out crushing rock, blues, rockabilly, and country licks. With their fierce live energy and unpretentious rock & roll, the band fit easily into the post-punk new wave at the end of the decade.
Although they only released one album as a group -- 1980's Seconds of Pleasure -- the band provided support for most of the albums Lowe and Edmunds recorded in the late '70s. After the rushed release of Seconds of Pleasure, the band toured one last time before splitting apart, largely due to mismanagement. All of the members continued to occasionally collaborate with each other throughout the '80s.

I must say that after playing one of their tapes , The songs a pretty good stuff, Although I have never heard the songs before, But the recordings are very good indeed, Thank you Sue Lavelle for bringing them to my attention, What a great band they were!

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