The 1977 Damned in a composition taken from The Who's 1966 album, A Quick One. Maybe a rejected cover for Music For Pleasure?
9" x 12" acrylic on canvas board
Mine was a '79 and a red similar to the background.
Two small acrylic paintings of '60's modern subjects. I'm considering these "practice" since I haven't painted in about six years. Both were painted on 3/13/13.
|1968 Vox Phantom IV|
9" x 12" acrylic on canvas board
This one is from a photo of the bass I played in Deadbolt from 1994-96. I sold it about ten years ago and replaced it with a more playable Phantom Guitar Works bass.
Roy made a lot of good music at Sun Studio before he moved uptown. 'You're My Baby' and 'Go!Go!Go!' are both classic 1956 rockabilly.
Marvin's fourth MGM 45, 'Mr. Blues w/ 'Hot and Cold' does it for me, can't go wrong with either side.
|Jackie Lee Cochran|
'Mama Don't You Think I Know' is my pick.
I first heard Clyde on the "Big Al Downing and His Friends" record. It's one of rockabilly's finest moments.
|Here's a picture of my Hoy Hoy.|
Here are some rockabilly artist caricatures I've been doing over the past few years. They were all just pencil sketches I had kind of abandoned since I didn't know what to do with them.
I recently received a complimentary note from a well-respected rock author which has inspired me to ink these guys a few at a time and post them up here. Rockabilly music has been a big part of my life since the mid 1980's when The Cramps opened up the doors to the wild side of life. Here are the first five.
I first hear Johnny on the "Bop That Never Stopped" comps, which led to his Rollercoaster LP's. 'Long Blond Hair' from 1957 is still my favorite.
|A signed 8 x 10 from about 1991 when Johnny gave me orders to "keep rockin'."|
|The mysterious Tommy Lam|
I think everyone agrees 'Speed Limit' from 1959 is Tommy's best.
I'll never get tired of hearing 'Race With The Devil'. Gene kept on making good music on through the 60's and up until his death in 1971.
|A flier for the '58 Blue Caps reunion with Jerry Merritt. Buddy Knox [whose guarantee wasn't met] stayed on the tour bus for the San Diego show. 1996|
Malcolm was a country musician playing rockabilly before it was called that. His unissued Sun track, 'Got Me A Trumpet' is another favorite of mine.
Joe recorded nine rockin' sides for the Vik label in 1956. The unreleased, 'You Look That Good To Me" featuring guitarist, Mickey Baker is a real scorcher. I got to see Joe perform in San Diego in the late '90's.
|A spare parts hod rod, a psycho-billy Ford.|
|It's a '29, '31, '32, '33, '34, '41, '65 automobile.|
|A '29 cab and '34 fenders on a modern Dodge frame. The motor is a Lindberg mid-60's Thunderbird. Other parts are '32 Ford and '33 and '41 Willys.|
|Jo-Han '31 Cadi gas tank, slicks from a '79 Camaro kit and scratch-built rear springs.|
The models my parents bought my son for Christmas.
|Lindberg's '34 Ford stake-bed tow truck built to Arthur's specifications.|
|He wanted "army truck wheels" so we used replacements from my spare parts box. The Good Guys and Bear Tire Service decals are also from the box.|
|I call it Camo Tow.|
|He chose the flathead over the chrome T-bird motor.|
|Revell's '48 Ford Custom Coupe [Version B]|
|Flames and pin-striping.|
Rick Moe, Rick Brown, Tony Hill, Steve Whiting and Glenn Campbell
Psychedelic rock greats, The Misunderstood, from near-by Riverside, CA.
Drawn in September of last year and found again yesterday.
Like the Coasters asked, 'what about us', Pop Hall of Fame?
More ignored founding fathers, pioneers and influential artists from unpopular genres like rockabilly, garage glam and doo-dah.
Andy Parypa, Larry Parypa, Jerry Roslie, Bob Bennett and Rob Lind
Marc Bolan, Mickey Finn, Bill Legend and Steve Currie
|The Bonzo Dog Band|
Clockwise from left: 'Legs' Larry Smith, Rodney Slater, Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall, Dave Clague and Roger Ruskin-Spear.
Difficult to see: Vernon Dudley Bohey-Nowell, Dennis Cowan, Sam Spoons, Joel Druckman, and the Rawlinsons
Our new Epson scanner rotates this drawing slightly every time I try to scan it. Roll 'em, Pete.
|Wigs all around: Meet the new Ramones [l-r] Rici, Pauly, Marky and Gigi.|