Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Brownsville Station - Mike Quatro 1972

One of a few rock concerts at Springfield's Memorial Hall.
For some reason it was popular in the late 60s & early 70s to name your band after something you saw on a sign. Everybody remembers Trudy & The Hopple Street Exit, right?
These bands both hailed from the Detroit area. Brownsville Station played pretty much straight rock-n-roll. I don't remember them doing anything as cheesy as Smokin' in the Boy's Room. Quatro was doing a kind of Nice/ELP thing with some weird electric spinet piano contraption. Kind of an odd mix. I think I bought a copy of Quatro's album after the show. I don't know where else I would have got it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Their guitar player who went by the nick name of "Snake", played with Kelly Ritchie here in Cinti several years ago. I believe he has since moved to New England.