BunChakeze & Odin of London's Information
IMPORTANT: CD available now from
Odin, a great band(almost) in the 80s.
But! by that time, Wakeman had been
replaced by 1 fingered synth players
with interesting hair, Bonzo&Bruford
by a tiny machine thing & guitars were
Thatcher had successfully invaded
Britain and "the exorcist" had been
London pubs swapped live music for
disco tv pool tables.
The true potential of Odin never came
to fruition. It couldn't! We were too
late and then again, too early.
Nuff a that!
Odin had a magic mix of writers,
lyricists and players. A good balance
clearly heard on Alcatraz. A fully
formed piece worked on by all 6 of us.
You know.. a real band with all of
it's imperfections and individuality.
Many of you know John Culley, a
supreme professonal with a Strat and a
great voice. Colin Tench had to keep
up as we did alot of dual lead breaks.
Cliff Deighton, an audience favourite
and a maniac. He often would complete
a song before the rest of us.
Gary Derrick, lyricist, good looker
and musician on bass kept things SO
Derek Sanderson(keys) could rustle up
a tune while I was tuning my twin-neck
and we have lost him! If you have him,
give him back. Luke on vocals was a
great frontman and we've lost him, AND
his last name!
Tough decision to fold the band but it
was inevitable. There were no damn
gigs any more!
Derek & John quit the London scene
really. Odin was done for. Cliff
Deighton , Gary Derrick & Colin Tench
decided to go forth and form
BunChakeze. We needed a singer. Not
easy! It took us 6 months but we
landed a big fish.. Joey Lugassy. Like
us, he had little time for mindless
drivel oozing out of the radio all the
time. An amazing voice & depth of
feeling plus alot of imagination.
Check him out http://joeylugassy.com .
We all understood that we would never
get a decent gig or a record deal
whatever we did so we only wrote to
please ourselves from that point on.
The album was completed in 1986, then
we ceased to exist too! Now we are
back. The album has now been released!
Look on cdbaby, amazon, itunes and
anywhere else you like best!
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