In 1979, I played with Turtlewax Express. We played weekly on
Saturday nights at The Surf (Nantasket Beach), and
every Thursday night at The Corner Bar (Salem, Mass.);
and at Yale University in November.
This picture (right), taken at The Surf, shows me with Janet
Feld, who is now a famous folk
musician in Cambridge.
are some clips of our electric set from August 4, 1979 (file: MP3,
29 MB), where I played electric guitar. I still like the (long!
- you have been warned) guitar solo
on "For What It's Worth" (starting at ~5:45 on
the recording). While
later (in the 80's and 90's) I
developed a very different guitar style, this tune captures a
lot of the "70's sound" we were trying to make...
The clip also
features our friend Joe from Martian Highway, sitting in as
guest drummer. The gig was recorded
by Eric Miller, who