Well, Folk’s 2020 is now almost behind us but let’s hope for a better 2021!
So to ring in the New Year what better way to celebrate than to have a 4 pack of tracks of Current River videos at your disposal!
2 Live Tracks (recorded live on TV 1994) which many of you have seen and 2 Studio Tracks (recorded at Graceland North late 1992 early 1993) that Tbone a little ways back made videos for which a few of have seen.
Now your wondering where the title of this post came from? Well, when I told Tbone I was doing this he chirped “Cut The Covid” which is what I went with as back in 94 we released a live tape called “Cut The Crap”
Crap in 93 and Covid in 2020 go hand in hand don’t ya think?
“Masonry Man” posted below was the leadoff track of the infamous “Hodder To Hell” cassette tape that was written about a friend of ours who had I swear to god a noggin made out of cement. The lyrics are self-explanatory for the most part and the best part of the song is the guitar solo in which Tbone goes from a George Harrison vibe to an attempted Eddie Van Halen rapid picking clip and somewhat miraculously pulls it off!
I can honestly say that this is easily in my all-time TOP 10 Guitar Solo’s as no one to my knowledge has inner channeled George and EVH in 15 seconds like Tbone did back in the winter of 1993!
The second track below is “57-90” which is us attempting an Irish Jig like song. For many when they saw the title and heard the lyrics of “57-90” they thought we wrote about someone passing on. Not the case folk’s as 1957-1990 were the years our highschool was open and you can watch the video and spot a young deKe’s (wearing a Krokus shirt) and rock god in waiting- Tbone during the clip.
As many of you have recently seen and commented( God Bless You All!) are the two live songs from the local TV appearance back in the spring of 94. “Cops At Robins” and “Bush Jacket Boys” is our attempt at goofy rock!
Robins was a donut shop in town that the Cops all migrated to for their coffee breaks and living in Current River we had Robin’s donut shop so the Cops were an easy topic to write about!
One of my fav lines in the song is…
“Strap their one-ton truck to the bank machine push the pedal to the metal and get away clean”
That line actually rings true as a couple of dudes did indeed back a truck through a bank here in Thunder Bay and stole a bank machine and supposedly drove it by a donut shop back in 1992!
Not too sure if they ever got caught but it makes for a great story!
“Cops At Robin’s what do we got here, enough coffee and donuts to last us a year!”
The second song “Bush Jacket Boys” tells the story of a young grunger dude going up to an old aging rocker in the early 90s. The chorus says it all…
“Before Seattle and the grunge rock noise Current River gave birth to the Bush Jacket Boys”
Happy New Year Folks!
See ya in 2021!