Monday, June 30, 2008

Long Live Rock - The Dipsomaniacs with Tommy Conwell

A cover of The Who’s “Long Live Rock” by Tommy Conwell with backing band, The Dipsomaniacs. This is rock 'n roll!

From the CD “Who's Not Forgotten, FDR's Tribute to The Who” - a collection of twenty-one songs recorded by a "who's who" of the best power-pop/indie-rock bands from the New Jersey/Philadelphia area.
Thanks to everyone for the inspiration -- and keep rockin, Tommy!
  • Karyn, Sam the Sailor and the HotWingsJones’ boys at MySpace
  • The great Sandy Kinden

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Rock Tracks - "I'm Not Your Man"

A mention of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers in the book, "Rock Tracks: Album Rock 1981-1995 and Modern Rock 1988-1995." 

Listed under the Top 40 Album Tracks is "I'm Not Your Man" on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks in 1988.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Tommy Conwell's Guitar Heroes - Rolling Stone Magazine

Issue 536 · October 6th, 1988

"Tommy Conwell's Guitar Heroes" is an article from Rolling Stone Magazine, October 1988. Full text below:

Tommy Conwell's Guitar Heroes

         Tommy Conwell allows only a select few to take a knife to his guitar (a 1969 Guild X500). He started the practice a few years ago when he and his Philly-based band, the Young Rumblers, began opening for big names. "Whenever we opened up for someone who meant a lot to me, I'd ask them for their autograph," he says. His collections includes engravings from Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Dickey Betts, John Lee Hooker, Steve Jones, Johnny Ramone, Chubby Checker and Chrissie Hynde.
          These days Conwell is signing a few guitars himself: his fans bring theirs to his shows. He and the Rumblers have just started touring to support their debut album, Rumble. Meanwhile, Tommy, the Rumblers and the guitar are on display in the video for the catchy "I'm Not Your Man."
          The largest signature on his Guild is Hynde's. "She had to make hers bigger than the other guys," Conwell says. "And when she was finally done carving it in with her own knife, she still wasn't satisfied. She said 'How about if I put my eye liner in there?' Her famous eye liner."