Tuesday, August 02, 2005

August 1 Orpheus Reborn interview w/ Host Bob Dubrow

Harry Sandler (drums, vocals) and Steve Martin (guitar, harmonica, vocals), both original members of the Worcester/Boston band Orpheus (1967-1972), came down to WMBR to talk about both their musical history and their current band, Orpheus Reborn, which also features original Orpheus members Eric Gulliksen (bass, vocals) and Jack McKennes (guitar, vocals), as well as Bob Dunlap (lead guitar, vocals) and Kathi Taylor (percussion, drums, vocals). The only original Orpheus member not associated with Orpheus Reborn is Bruce Arnold, currently living in California. Orpheus Reborn will be playing at the Scituate Heritage Days Festival on Scituate Harbor, Saturday August 6 at 11:00am.

1. Orpheus - Congress Alley (Orpheus 1968 MGM)
2. Orpheus Reborn - One Day at a Time (2005 demo)
3. Orpheus Reborn - Nunnery (2005 demo)
4. Orpheus - Nunnery (Orpheus 1971 Bell)
5. The Rockin' Ramrods - Bright Lit Blue Skies (1966 from The Best of The Rockin' Ramrods 1995)
6. Orpheus - I Wanna be Your Lover (Orpheus 1971 Bell)
7. Orpheus Reborn - I Wanna Be Your Lover (2005 demo)
8. Orpheus - I've Never Seen Love like This (Orpheus 1968 MGM)
9. Bruce Arnold w/ Howard Hersh, Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, and Brad Delp - Can't Find the Time (? demo)
10. Orpheus - Can't Find the Time (Orpheus 1968 MGM)
11. Orpheus Reborn - Can't Find the Time (2005 demo)
12. Orpheus - I'll Stay With You (Orpheus 1968 MGM)
13. Chameleon Church - (Chameleon Church 1968)


Blogger crestt said...

Great show. The new Orpheus sounds nothing like the original band. Not to be disrespectful but it's obvious that without Arnold's presence, these guys would have been a much looser garage-esque band. This fact became painfully obvious when L&F played the band's interpretation of Arnold's classic "Can't Find The Time" back to back with his own updated (and professionally recorded) version featuring an all-star lineup. Still it's nice to see these guys crawl out from Arnold's shadow - even if it did take them 35 years (!)

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