Today would have been the birthday of the late great Alex Harvey, who as front man of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band knocked my 15 year old socks off when I happened to catch them perform on one of those late night rock concert shows of the day (Don Kirschner, probably). Something about Alex’s tightly coiled, calm-exterior-but-about-to-explode-any-second stage presence and sinuous Scottish burr just grabbed me hard and tight back then, and there are a couple of SAHB albums that I love as much as any in my collection, especially 1974’s THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM. When I made my regrettable attempt to be a “rock singer” a couple of years on, better believe that Harvey’s stage demeanor was up front in my mind, and to this day when I hear “I Just Want to Make Love to You”, it’s not Muddy or Van or even Foghat I think of, it’s Alex and his Sensational Band. RIP. Vambo Rool. OK.
"Anthem" from THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM. Great vocal and one of my favorite all time guitar solos by Zal Cleminson.
Written in the Bones. New comic, written by Christopher M. Jones & illustrated by Carey Pietsch.
I’m hoping to have printed copies of this at MOCCA, ABPCC, and TCAF this spring, and SPX in the fall! More info to come.
Me and Carey worked really hard on this comic; if you got something from it I’d love for you to reblog it, and maybe even buy a copy from Carey when she’s in town or even if she’s not. Thanks so much for reading.