Τετάρτη, 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Do You Want To Learn More About Rock Ballads? Then You Better Look For Mark Eitzel!

He is one of the most important figures in the Rock ballad scene! Therefore I prepared a 3-post tribute to this great artist.

John Mark Eitzel (born January 30, 1959, Walnut Creek, California) is a musician, best known as a songwriter and lead singer of the San Francisco band American Music Club (AMC).

Eitzel spent his formative years in a military family living in Okinawa, Taiwan, Ohio and the United Kingdom. He moved to America in 1979. He started making music while he was a teenager in Southampton, England.

His first band was a punk band called "The Cowboys" when he moved to Columbus, Ohio at 19. They released one single in 1980. His second band was called "The Naked Skinnies" and they released one single in 1981. He moved to San Francisco with "The Naked Skinnies" in 1981 where they disbanded in 1982. The same year Eitzel formed American Music Club (AMC) in San Francisco. The band performed and created albums for 12 years. At one point, Eitzel also sang with San Francisco's "Toiling Midgets", and often recorded solo work while involved in AMC.

AMC disbanded in 1994, and Eitzel focused on his solo career, releasing "60 Watt Silver Lining" in 1996. It was a surprisingly smooth, jazz pop departure. Following this, he released "West in 1997 co-writing all of the songs with R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, with whom he also toured. He followed up with "Caught In A Trap" and "I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby", assisted by Steve Shelley of "Sonic Youth" and Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew... we 'll continue with the same artist in the next 2 posts...

"No Easy Way Down" is the title of the audio that we 'll listen in the first post. It's an amazing song! Feeling at its best! Enjoy it!

2 σχόλια:

Alice Iocco είπε...

Πολύ όμορφο κομμάτι!!!!
Καλημέρα :))

Diatton είπε...

Καλημέρα στην Αλίκη! Άλλο ένα αφιέρωμα που έπρεπε να γίνει. Θ' ακολουθήσουν άλλες 2 αναρτήσεις ακόμα...

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