The Human Element Stone Pony 08.19.1986

The Human Element @ The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 08.19.1986

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hyoid-lie Once upon a time, there was a Jersey shore band called The Human Element. Born in a garage in Keyport, NJ — or at least the seed was planted that day – a group of friends met to audition a guitar player and vocalist. The sounds were very garage, white boy reggae, ska, post punk, in nature. And the vibe felt good. A young man by the name of Joe Streno strapped on his gray Strat Elite and started to play the chord changes…Continue Reading “The Human Element @ The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 08.19.1986”

Joe Grushecky Bruce Springsteen Wonder Bar

Joe Grushecky & Bruce Springsteen @ Wonder Bar – Asbury Park NJ – 7.18.2015

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It was a sultry summer day at the Jesey shore — like so many others. People flocked to Asbury Park to help escape the heat and humidity of their homes.  The beaches and boardwalk were packed — like way back in the days of old! There were those who had also come to see Joe Grushecky And The Houserockers with special guest Eddie Manion on saxophone at the Wonder Bar. Though Grushecky and crew hail from Pittsburgh, PA, they have become sanctified by Asbury Park fans and…Continue Reading “Joe Grushecky & Bruce Springsteen @ Wonder Bar – Asbury Park NJ – 7.18.2015”

The Pretenders @ Heatwave 1980

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home And now. The End is near. And so I draw the final curtain. This is the last installment of my Heatwave photos …. The Pretenders @ Heatwave 1980. It was the first and only time I ever got the see the Pretenders. Or for that matter, Chrissie Hynde. I can’t say that I remember the set … but it was the Pretenders! It was 1980! They were kicking ass and taking names! How could they NOT be hot! They had released their fist albumn…Continue Reading “The Pretenders @ Heatwave 1980”

Rockpile @ Heatwave

Rockpile With Nick Lowe & Dave Edmonds @ Heatwave 1980

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Been scanning like crazy! Here are my photos of Rockpile With Nick Lowe & Dave Edmonds @ Heatwave 1980. Don’t know what more to say than what I’ve said in my other posts so far. This was the first time I had ever seen Nick Lowe, Dave Edmonds, or Rockpile. On that note alone … it was pretty cool. Add to the mix the rest of the bands playing that day … it was pretty amazing! The Heatwave festival took place on an overcast summer…Continue Reading “Rockpile With Nick Lowe & Dave Edmonds @ Heatwave 1980”

TALKING HEADS @ HEATWAVE

Talking Heads @ Heatwave Festival 1980

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Dusk was falling when they hit the stage. The sun setting, and a full moon rising. This is not the author waxing poetic. It’s just the facts Jack! We were here to see Talking Heads @ Heatwave Festival 1980. The sun was setting in Mosport Park , Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada that warm summer night when Talking Heads hit the stage. It was an incredibly beautiful Saturday night—August 23rd, 1980. We had already seen a host of bands, including The B-52s, The Pretenders, Nick Lowe &…Continue Reading “Talking Heads @ Heatwave Festival 1980”

Elvis@Heatwave

Elvis Costello And The Attractions @ Heatwave Festival 1980

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This is what happens when I’m “forced” to go looking through my negatives and slides. History jumps up and bites me! Grrrr! Woof! Chomp! But hey … love bites are a good thing! Especially when they involve a group of bands culled to put on the first “punk/new wave festival” in 1980. Yeah okay. First off … I’ve always hated musical descriptors like “new wave”. Make me want to puke, and or jump up and bite someone … with love of course. The Heatwave Festival…Continue Reading “Elvis Costello And The Attractions @ Heatwave Festival 1980”

Graham Parker At The Ritz NYC 1982

Graham Parker @ The Ritz – New York, NY May 5, 1982

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Updated Upate: Boy did I blow this — twice! I’ve changed this post three times now! D’oh! The first time I was corect placing it at The Ritz in NYC. Then I thought it was Irving Plaza, becuase in my brain I thought I NEVER saw a show at The Ritz! My buddy and concert mate Charlie Maraia kept telling me … “No Joe — it WAS the Ritz.” To which I answered, “No! I never saw a show at the Ritz.” I was dead wrong!…Continue Reading “Graham Parker @ The Ritz – New York, NY May 5, 1982”

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joMusic: Hoover Hootenanny 5 – The Last Hoot

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Did I dream it? Did it really happen? Already? Yes, The Hoover Hootenanny 5 – The Last Hoot has come & gone! Sadly, all good things DO come to an end. Harumph! Though it has come and gone, it certainly was one to remember! I’ve been in attendance for all five of the Hoover Hootenannies and this was certainly the earliest. June 21st was a brilliantly sunny and not too warm Saturday. By the 5:00 PM start time, the temp cooled down even more, to the point…Continue Reading “joMusic: Hoover Hootenanny 5 – The Last Hoot”

The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Australian Blu-ray

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I’ve been waiting for this moment—for nearly five years. Wasn’t sure it would ever happen—the Australian release of The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Blu-ray DVD! But it certainly did! Now some of you might wonder why I even cared about the Aussie release of this Danny Garcia documentary. I found out not too long ago, my photo of Joe Strummer backstage at Bonds is the front cover of the Australian release! Amazing! For some reason they chose a different cover from the US…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Australian Blu-ray”

The Rise And Fall Of The Clash DVD Release Update

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Got some amazing news last week! It seems the Australian release of the Danny Garcia documentary The Rise And Fall Of The Clash will have my Joe Strummer / Clash photo on the front cover! How fantastic is that! It will be has been released (March 5, 2014) in Australia in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. I’m hoping to get a few copies to have for myself and my portfolio. I must say it’s pretty exciting to have one of my favorite photos of Joe Strummer…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash DVD Release Update”