Monday, October 23, 2006

Buzz Zeemer - Plaything


Cover art by Tommy Conwell.

Buzz Zeemer is a band now in the history books - Tommy Conwell playing guitar and performing backing vocals with lead singer/songwriter Frank Brown of Flight of Mavis fame. DJ Caterina discovered Buzz Zeemer in 2004, about 9 years after the release of Plaything.

DJ Caterina proclaims Buzz Zeemer to be "the best band to ever exist without being signed to a major recording label contract".


Tracks 

1. Break My Heart
2. Don't Hang Up
***
 
3. I Live Next Door
4. Crush
5. Sometimes
6. Lost and Found
7. Porch
8. What the Hell I Got
9. Goin' Home
10. Don't Pull Away
11. Everything You Should
12. She Don't Care

*** DJ Caterina fave.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Billboard’s Top Pop Singles

An entry from the book “Billboard’s Top Pop Singles 1955-1999 (Top Pop Singles)” with a listing for Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers:

Philadelphia-based rock guitarist Conwell formed The Young Rumblers in 1984; Chris Day (guitarist), Rob Miller (keyboards; Hooters), Paul Slivka (bass), and Jim Hannum (drums). Day left in early 1990, replaced by Billy Kemp.


Debut: 9/24/88
Peak: 74
Wks: 7
Side A: I’m Not Your Man
#1 Album Rock
Side B: Workout (PartII)
Price: $4


Debut:
12/17/88
Peak: 48
Wks: 11
Side A: If We Never Meet Again
Side B: Everything They Say Is True
Price: $4