This page is for discussing the contents of Lost Rochester Bands.
From an edit on the main page of Lost Rochester Bands by AdrienneDahler (2007-05-13 23:30:24) on the topic of Nerve Circus: I don't know anything about them except that I remember seeing a sticker or something advertising a show of theirs way back around 1990 when I was walking down Monroe Ave with my dad. I was only 8 so the name struck me as funny; I don't even know if they were local or not.
Kit Nelson and others
have sort of just commented on the main page. I am going to probably wikify the contents there and move their commentary over here. If some other eager wiki person wants to beat me to it, by all means. —EugeneCain
How should all this be sorted? Genre? Decade? If they started in one and ended in another, you could just do a "see above". —EugeneCain Yep. Per Alex Gartley's suggestion in edit 56, will be doing it by decade. —EugeneCain
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2009-10-22 20:01:29 Does anyone remember if Old Salt Band that played at Red Creek in 1970's have any records/cd'd? Where did they move too, I thought N. Carolina.
I heard of "Old Salt" that played at the Red Creek. Did they ever cut a record, if so where can I go? — peterporter
2009-12-26 15:01:03 Old Salt did at least one 7" single - "I'm Drunk Again" (not sure of the B side).
Other late '60s/early '70s bands I'd love to see more about: Portable People, Typical Blimp, Orange, Fat Zak, and (my favorite) the great Red White & Blues Band. — KevinYatarola
2010-06-01 14:26:02 I remember Old Salt playing the Red Creek when I lived in Rochester (late 70's). Found this page looking for tapes of live performances, if there are any out there. I Don't know of any official recordings. They were still together when I moved away and I always thought they were a great band and would reach a larger audience. I also remember Tullamore Dew, actually sat in with them on keyboards for a Lilac Festival show in (I think) '79. They were good, I was in over my head and spending more time trying to not make them sound bad. It was fun, though. —JMichaelBergstrom
2010-08-16 15:29:00 Who can help me remember details about a great cover band that played in Rochester during the early 70s. Originally called Freedom Tree, they were regulars at the motel at the corner or Elmwood and Mt. Hope (Now part of UofR). The band changed their name subsequently and played a lot at Ramada Inn and also what I believe was called the Peppermint Lounge on West Henrietta.
The keyboardist was the heart and soul of the band. He played the Hammond B-3—in the early days (before they added a bass player) laying down the bass line with either his feet or left hand, chords with left or right hand and often solos or chords with his right hand. And he sang too! They had a female singer and also a male singer who played sax and was constantly cracking off-color jokes. The drummer had a great tenor voice and sang all the high falsetto parts when they did their medley of Frankie Vallee and the Four Seasons hits. I do not clearly recall the other members of the band. Who can fill in some more details? —JackPrewitt The band changed there name to Illusion. The Male Vocalist was Louie Fusilli,Lady vocalists were Andrea Contestible and Nancy Hamberger. Terry Lasponara on Drums,Jim Gombatto on Guitar Danny Labate on Sax and James Kulp on the Hammond. They were Great!!! Info courtesy of Don Ferrara
2010-12-02 12:05:48 Rain brings back memories of the Rochester NY music scene in the late 1960s. Rain was a great band with a premier guitar player, Helmut Getto. Brad was the singer. The fist time I saw them was at a Spencer Ripley church dance, They were playing there under the name Rainbow. I remember that they were playing a lot of head music like Hendrix's foxy lady among others. I remember some frat boys yelling at them and calling them faggots, Which caused Brad and the band to jump off stage and get in a fight. Ahh the good old days, nobody pulled a weapon. :)) —Rickeyamead
2011-04-04 02:00:40 hereby proposing moving the Unknown section here. Probably a bulletted list saying "see talk page" or somesuch (here's where I try to recall if I need to sig a comment... —EugeneCain
2011-08-27 08:31:17 Lets not forget about a band from the 70's called Prodigy. They were a hard rock band with members Paul Volta from west Rochester, Gary Miller, Dave Drum and Ron Murray from Henrietta. Played at all the usual haunts... Penny Arcade, Orange Monkey, Elliot's Nest etc... —PaulVolta
2011-09-05 14:01:34 does anyone remember a band, maybe from Buffalo, but played in Rochester alot-sang a song "Free again, lucky me I'm free again..." may have been sung by the trumpet player ?Benny. may have had others in the band called Phil-lead singer and John -played the guitar? mmccann —marciamccann
2011-09-16 21:44:48 THE INSIDERS! We had a pretty good 5 year run from 1979-1983 and In my book Walt O'Brian is one of the best Rock-n- roll singers Rochester ever had! (has) Robert Janneck —bobjanneck
2011-09-22 23:30:03 to bobjannek, were you answering my question about the band with the trumpet player who sang "Free again, lucky me I'm free again". If so do you know if any of the band members are in another band and do you know any of their names? marciamccann —marciamccann
2011-10-23 10:21:55 who wer the members of the infirmary. —tommaier
2011-11-25 14:16:37 Does anyone remember The Groop Ltd?? —Linfields
2012-02-22 20:56:16 Abby's Cafe based upon jamming off of each other and letting it control where you went and the next thing you know you just heard 15 songs played through a medley style 45minutes long with no breaks, that became different every time. These songs never rehearsed but played perfectly with a sound to guide them with in a versatile influence to keep the jamming boundaries from drifting a bit too far from catching the audience ear. Stellar musicianship with wild lyrics and analog sound. —Cafewonder
2012-03-29 11:22:00 This is Ned Nisson, the original bass player with North. Kit Nelson mentioned that there was a live recording of the band. I would love to find that. Any info? Also, does Kit or anyone have any info on the whereabouts of the rest of the band? Thanks. —JoelNisson
2012-04-20 22:06:54 I met a kid while working at kodak back in 2000/2001 who was in a hardcore band....the colonials maybe.....they had a track called whites of their eyes.....anyone recall? —bjm
2012-07-24 21:30:13 Black Sheep was mentioned, but I didn't see Rooster, the band that preceded Black Sheep. Rooster included the horns of Ron Stackman and Chuck Frieda. They eventually went to Bahama Mama (I think I have that right. Someone also asked about No Camuoflage. That band was fronted by Matt Ferris. —JimFerris
2012-10-24 21:07:02 I remember the band out of Utica NY the Frogs at the Monkey in the 80"sgreat Music and the fastest Bartenders in the world back then
2013-03-10 20:53:25 How about Casper and the Ghosts or John Sterling Jr. And the Shades from the early 60's?