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Phil Gammage
"Adventures in Bluesland"
Phil Gammage: Adventures in Bluesland

Phil Gammage
"Kneel to the Rising Sun"
20th Anniversary Edition

originally released on New Rose (France)
Phil Gammage: Kneel to the Rising Sun

The Scarlet Dukes
"Rogue Escapade" Jump blues/swing
The Scarlet Dukes: Rogue Escapades
The Scarlet Dukes - Rogue Escapades

Certain General
"November's Heat" 1985's classic NYC post-punk LP November's Heat

Phil Gammage
"Tracks of Sound"
Edgy downtown jazz Phil Gammage - Tracks of Sound


joey vainDuring the late 1970's many young Colorado new wave/punk rock bands sprung up throughout the Front Range. The bands represented many styles but all considered themselves as part of the new rock movement. Many of the individuals continued in various bands and some have had successful recording careers. Many still play in bands. Generally though, the life of these bands was short. Some fizzled out due to lack of paying work (gigs). Others left the state for greener pastures elsewhere (usually the east or west coast). And as the eighties wore on and music trends changed, many of the musicians adapted to these changes and changed the style of music that they played.

It was all a musical response to punk and new wave movements in other parts of the world, but it became a style that was uniquely Coloradan. Imagine sipping a 3.2 beer in a dive on Capitol Hill in Denver, listening to a band blasting away at a three chord punk song. Take a journey through the late 70's and early 80's and read about each group's story...

The Corvairs
Crank Call Love Affair
Dancing Assholes
The Front
The Gluons
The Guys
The Healers
The Instants
Joey Vain & Scissors
Jonny III
LeRoy X and the X-citations
The Immortal Nightflames
The Profalactics
The Ravers
The Transistors
The Varve
The Violators
The Visitors
Young Weasels

Out of state bands...
The Dirty Dogs
The Suicide Commandos