Thursday, September 08, 2005

Space Rock !




In 1964 singer/guitarist Dante Rossi, leader of one of the most popular west side bands, The Grasshoppers, decided to form a new five-piece band called The Dantes.
He brought in Bill Emery (bass/vocals), Doug McCutcheon (keyboards/vocals), Larry Meece (lead guitar/vocals) and John Kirkpatrick (drums).
Soon, the Dantes caught the attention of WHK deejay Ron Brittain, who became their manager, and changed their name to the Tulu Babies. The following year, Tulu Babies released The Hurtin' Kind, which became a local hit.
The producer of that record, Jim Testa, then became the group's manager, and changed their name once again.
As The Baskerville Hounds, the group released two songs which made it to Billboard. Debbie, only got to No. 99, but Space Rock, Pts. I & II, reached No. 60.
The latter's popularity was greatly due to Space Rock which became the theme song for the local Friday night TV show, Ghoulardi.

The Baskerville Hounds - Space Rock Part One

The Baskerville Hounds - Space Rock Part Two


4 Comments:

Anonymous Jim Stark said...

Love this twin-blast from the 'Hounds!
I'm too young unfortunately and missed all the great sixties TV horror hosts...all i had was "tales from the crypt" and reruns of the "twilight zone"

Just might spin "part two" my show this weekend

7:36 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Don't worry Jim, same "problem" here, I wasn't born in the 60's!

By the way, any chance to record your show for me?

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Jim Stark said...

Sure thing, daddy-o!
Some recent shows already have a link on the playlist to listen/download...I'll be sure to record this week's episode as well with a shout out to you!

Stay tuned...

7:05 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Gee mate thanx, actually we're dancing at home on your last show !!!

11:52 PM  

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