Monday, February 27, 2012

Roadside - Tommy Conwell's Young Rumblers (Live)

Live television simulcast on PRISM and WMMR from Veterans Stadium on Labor Day, 1986. Tommy Conwell's Young Rumblers perform "Roadside."

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tommy Conwell videos with Classic

Tommy Conwell performs with Classic in a compilation of videos from the late 1990s. Courtesy of smileyrenshaw on YouTube.

Everything They Say is True

Gonna Breakdown

There's A Riot Goin' On

Sweet Home Chicago

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Guitar Duel | Tommy Conwell, John Lilley and In the Pocket - New Hope, PA

In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia is gearing up for another world premiere of a classic song. This time it's the release of "Change Reaction" at World Cafe Live on March 13.

So buy your ticket and get ready for the next big event - watch these guys rock the house at the last ITP concert in New Hope!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Buzz Zeemer - Chosen One (live)

DJ Caterina’s brief review of Buzz Zeemer’s Chosen One performance, live at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, 1996.
Country-rock aimin’. Frank Brown sang-in’. Ken Buono poundin’. Dave McElroy standin’. Broken guitar string flailin’. Guitar solo blazin’. Tommy Conwell amazin’. Bass close-up camera swayin’. Way too abrupt endin’.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thinking and Driving - Roadside and Demolition Derby

The love and lure of the open road has always been a constant draw for DJ Caterina – be it the promised openness of a state highway (or toll road) or getting stuck in traffic. The latter is OK as long as the iPod keeps up with the good tunes and allows for the occasional sing-along. Solitary confinement in a speedy vehicle also affords many of us the added bonus time to do other things such as send e-mails, attend phone conference meetings, plan the next girls-night-out or just do some plain ol' sight-seeing. Unfortunately, many of these daily operations are occurring while we are driving.

It is with this backdrop of thinking and driving about America’s favorite pastime - the open road - that DJ Caterina finds herself pondering two automobile-related songs by Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Demolition Derby and Roadside. Two songs never released to the general public by the Philly-based band, but now, thanks to the digital gods have been spread to the masses via YouTube and SoundCloud.

While Demolition has made its way into the most recent of Young Rumblers reunions, Roadside has yet to surface as a live performance in the post-two-thousands or “second decade” (until something more original comes up to describe 2010-2019 – the twenty-teens?)...

In the meantime, enjoy these Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers' car songs:

- Roadside

- Demolition Derby, Live in Milan, Italy (1989)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Buzz Zeemer - "Goin Home" (live)

Buzz Zeemer performs "Goin' Home" live at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, 1996. (Record Cellar)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More Than A Kiss (Long Version) - Tommy Conwell

A rare long version of 'More Than A Kiss' from the 1991 Shout movie soundtrack. Song written and performed by Tommy Conwell.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Gonna Breakdown (Demo) - Tommy Conwell

A rare demo of Gonna Breakdown by Tommy Conwell. Gonna Breakdown can be found on Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers' first national release, Rumble.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Workout - Tommy Conwell and In the Pocket - New Hope, PA

Performing Workout, Tommy Conwell and In the Pocket at Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival concert, Friday, January 27, 2012. Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater at New Hope-Solebury High School.

Thursday, February 2, 2012