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Hurrah, NY 1979
Photo by Tom Bessoir
First time I saw him was at the Whisky a Go Go in 1979 when I travelled all the way to California from NY just to see the Groovies. Roy Loney and the Phantom Movers opened those shows and I was amazed at what Danny could do with a small drum kit. That kit got smaller and smaller over the years. By the time I saw him last maybe 20 years later, at a dive on Haight Street, again with Roy, he was down to a snare, kick and high hat.
But that was all he needed. His signature snare rolls never ceased to excite.
A lot of people don't realize that Danny not only played on classics like Teenage Head and Slow Death, but also You Tore Me Down and Shake Some Action. One time in the 80's, I ran into Danny right on my street. I dragged him back to my place and played him The Trip * demo. First thing he said: "It sounds just like the Groovies!" Mission accomplished.
Danny Mihm was, to my mind, one of the greatest rock n roll drummers ever. Tremendously underrated.
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RIP - GILDAS COSPEREC
Sorry to hear about the exit of a lifetime supporter of rock n' roll.
I never met Gildas in 'real life' but we fought on the same side for forever. Always a bummer to hear about the good guys reducing in number. My condolences to his family and friends. He was a big supporter of my endeavours over the years.
If you're not aware of his position with regard to 'all this' then head over to Dig It! for a crash course.
Professor of Costellology, Kjell Magnusson found himself in Glasgow as part of his ongoing pursuit of Wee Declan McManus. Always good to see this guy and he gifted me a copy of this fantastic hardback book that he and his associates have assembled. It’s called No Action but I’d sat there was quite a bit of action in the 12 months it documents regarding activity in a Malmo venue called Dad’s Dancehall.
It’s so important that places like this are remembered and this is a labour of love to be sure. There are Ramones pictures in there that you haven’t seen so that should be enough for some of you to take notice. Do it now because there is unlikely to be a reprint.
The info is in Swedish but if you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org then overseas order info will be supplied. (click the image)