Freemont Argus California March 14 1975
John tl 22 Center. per. Flint tl S DINNER Zella'S BrKATHIESTASKA IridGEORGEMANGRUM A lot of recording artists in the last few years have left big-name bands to record as solo artists. ' . - , One who might have a shot at becoming a rock heavy Is drummer Joe Vitale of Joe Walsh's Barnstorm. Joe is known for his writing and talented drumming but as Vitale tours the nation more people are finding out he is not toobadofavocalisteither. .'-.: Vitale has an alburn out on Atlantic Records.' "Roller Coaster Weekend'*, featuring some fine material with all U tunes written by Joe. He received some help on his first solo disc from his ex-band mat e Walsh and Rick Derringer. Joe also played keyboard and bass on the IP- Â· "It took over two years of writing to get the material for my album and since I did almost everything myself it took ' me about five weeks to record it. The average album is done faaboutamonlh."VitalÂ«said. He Is now on tour with his band The Mad Men. All hare been In Barnstorm at one time or another. "We arc running into a problem en the road..The same one we had when we were Barnstorm. We are having a hard time reproducing the sound I got on the album. We have five members now but we are missing the key-boards. ;.. Â· "So what I want to do is add a drummer. -Then half the show we will have double drums and the other half I will be doing the keyboards. Right now we don't have enough people to reproduce the same sound that is on the LP.^. "When you play the drums all your energy goes to the drums and that takes away from my vocals. If I can switch . off during the night and play keyboards, that will take a stnuaoflir*C'saysthekingof theMadMen. Vitale. . Joe ts one of the* co-writers of Joe Walsh's hit "Rocky Mountain Way." . ; . "It is hard to write a song but never a heavy chore." he said. "I like to write. ^'/; . ' Â· ' ' ' ' "I write best tinder pressure. Whenyou'work"underpres- sure I think It Is a test of your talent. "There have been many groups who'put out one song and made a lot of big bucks and then you never hear from them again You'd call them a fly-by-night group. I'm not into "*Â· - . - Â· Â· . Â· Â· Â· ; Â· I M ,-,"-.' .Â·Â·Â£ . . . / : ' goes solo "It is hard to get a hit song. But if I get one name I hope people say that was a well thought out I'mnotintolut^Ithinklthastobeatalentthing." CONCERT NOTES: Mickit- Ntwbury al MM Bwriihg HOUM. Mickey Newfaury is one of the influential .of the past decade and has not received the recognition deserves. , ' - ' ' . He's one of the most talented acoustic acts of today. Boarding House he presented'a combination of sad ballads that overwhelmed the sellout crowd. It Is alnays amazing hear one man and his guitar have a room completely "thralled. . . - . ' Mickey, one of the great storytellers, left the packed breathless while doing a combination of old songs like "Frisco Mable Joy" and tunes- from his brand new "Lovers." Â·' ' KG KWOTES: Dont forget about the SNACK show at Kezar Stadium March 23 with Doobie Brothers. Neil Young. Graham Central Station. Mimi Farina. Joan Baez. Santana. Tower of Power. Jerry Garcia Friends. The Miracles Jefferson Stahhip... Midnight Special tonight. KRON-TV. will have dive Davis. Loggins it Messina. Barry Manilow Melissa Manchester. Blood. Sweat Tears with David Clayton-Thomas, and a tribute to Jahis Joplin .'.. Pink invades the Cow Palace April 12-13 ... It's country In Concert tonight on ABC-TV with Roy Clark. Tanya Tucker. Kama Trask. Freddy-Weller. Johnny Rodriguez and Minnie Pearl'... Tom T. Hall and Donna Fargo play Jose Civic Auditorium tomorrow night... On Channel tonight is an hour with Joan Baez:... Sunday night KSAN The Kiki Dee Band will be presented by the pm by way of tape... On Sunday. March 30. KSAN have three hours of recorded live concerts by Blood. Tears, Humble Pie. Rod Stewart New Riders of the Â·Sage; Seals CroftS; Emerson. Lake Palmer; The The Bee Gees;.Black Oak Arkansas: Chicago; James Taylor; Molt The Hoople. The Rolling Stones; Santana and col Harum ... Every Sunday of the month of March . Reggae time with the Shakers at The Longbranch. At same place on Mondays March 17 and 24 will be Hoo Rhythm Devils and Eddie Money. ' Â· , .