Brian & the Nightmares … the beat goes on
Some of you may have read the remembrance of Brian and the Nightmares I wrote for their reunion get-together (originally in the local entertainment paper and more recently posted to this blog) in 2002. Very recently, another Nightmares fan posted video –originally shot for a local cable show — of that gig to YouTube. As a public service, I’ve assemble it below.
If you remember the Nightmares, this is a great reminder of their unique energy and musicianship. If you weren’t around or didn’t get the chance to see them during their late 80’s heyday, do yourself a favor and catch a sampling below.
I can honestly say that I’ve never been in a band, post-1988, that I didn’t in some way compare, unfavorably, to the focus and energy of the ‘Mares: it’s a goal that I’ve always shot for, and whenever someone has said to me, “man, your band is tight,” I’ve always wanted to say, “then you never saw Brian & the Nightmares!”
“Easy Way Out”
“Keep on Walkin'”
“She’s So Tall”
“Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White” (Standells cover)
“I Am A Rock” (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
“Can’t Touch an Angel”
“Little Bit of You”
“All You Want to Do Is Sin”
And from way back in 1989 … Brian, Kurt, John and Mark doing “Warm California Sun” (Rivieras/Ramones/Dictators) and “New Kind of Kick” (The Cramps)
Posted on October 19, 2010, in Great Rockers, Johnson City Rocks, Live Music, Road Warriors, Rock and Roll and tagged alternative rock, brian relleva, johnson city music, kurt hagardorn. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.