The sensational Alex Harvey (Framed - 74)

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  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Been awhile..Had some albums. Never knew if he ever came state side.


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    The SAHB is one of those bands I never knew existed until a couple of years ago. One of favorite tunes and performances is Complements To The Chef from their performance on The Old Grey Whistle Stop 75’. They were all over the map style wise. I love bands like that. There is enough footage of them that you can tell that they sounded great live.

     
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    They were a great band. Zal Cleminson was one of my favorite guitarists when I was a kid.

    They always had that slightly menacing vibe about them. The more hippie-ish crowds didn't know what to make of them.

    As for the US - they never broke through big, but had pockets of fans in certain cities. NY and Cleveland were both hip to SAHB.

    Non-fun fact: Alex' brother Les was the guitarist for a band called Stone The Crows, and he was electrocuted on stage by a badly grounded microphone.

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    This footage was taken at the first Knebworth Festival, in 1974. Alex was a great Showman, as you can imagine, from the clip. I thought they more than held there own on the day, with a big-time lineup including the Allman Brothers, Van Morrison, The Doobie Brothers, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Tim Buckley.

    Stone the Crows were a great, straight ahead rock band, fronted by the wonderful Maggie Bell. They would have been a huge success, were it not for Les's death.

    Both bands sounded even better, in a tight indoor venue. Both Harveys died too son.
     
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    Zal went on to form Nazareth if my memory serves me right. It's a shame that SAHB are best remembered for Delilah as they did a lot better songs than that.
     
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    Yeah - like Faith Healer!
     
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    Nazareth formed in the sixties I think. Zal JOINED them for a while in the late seventies. Great bands...
     
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    Saw SAHB a few times and also the "without Alex" incarnation back in my student days. Great band to watch live. I played in a very short lived band by the name of "SHAB without Alice" (S**t Hot Axe Band), we were "S**t" alright, but had a lot of fun. "Without Alice" re-emerged for a couple of years in the mid 90's, but the only Alex Harvey song we ever played was the aforementioned "Delilah"
     
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    I saw the SAHB a lot back in the 70s. Alex could look like a psycho Glaswegian gangster without too much effort. Which is hardly surprising :)
     
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    Manny Charlton was the original guitarist in Nazareth. I think Zal came on board later.

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    this is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I showed it to my son and he just about rolled in the floor laughing. we often watch this when he comes over.
     
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    Yep, amazing band. Often referred to as one of the top live acts in the UK in the early/mid 70's, but for some reason I missed seeing them.

    Zal was a great player. He did indeed play with Nazareth for a while, drove a taxi, and retired to the Mediterranean for a while. But he's recently back in action:

     
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    ”The sensational Alex Harvey (Framed - 74)”

    Who doesn’t dig Harvey tunes?
     
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