Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2007, Mick Mashbir "Keepin' The Vibe Alive"

2007, CD
 "Keepin' The Vibe Alive"
Mick Mashbir

Mick Mashbir played supporting guitarist for Alice Cooper during the Billion Dollar Babies Tour and recording w/ the band as well as on Michael Bruce’s solo album. It’s also noted to point out that Mick played w/ Michael Bruce pre-Alice Cooper in a band called The Wildflowers. Mick also gave guitar lessons to friend Michael so you can hear how close the influences of each other as well as the vocals.

Mick finally put out a solo album of his own. This recording sounded like it could of came right after the Billion Dollar Babies Tour as Mick intended on doing a classic rock album. Mick says “We wanted to make a record that sounds like it came from the 60’s…not the piled on guitar sounds of the 90’s.” So in 97 they decided to record & write songs w/ longtime drummer/friend Donald Lindley. They even had guest Faces, Ian McLagan and former band mate from the Billion Dollar Babies Tour Bob Dolin.
Unfortunately tragedy would strike as Donald Lindley succumb to cancer in ’98. This struck a blow to Mick as he would say that he couldn’t even listen to the recordings for sometime. Finally in 2006 Mick finally put some finishing touches on it & released in 2007.

Some of the outstanding tracks are American Weirdo, Mirror Man, Same, Hold On.

Band Members:
MICK MASHBIR: GUITARS AND VOCALS
DONALD LINDLEY: DRUMS
JOHN CIAMBOTTI: BASS
IAN McLAGAN: HAMMOND B3 ORGAN ON "WINGS" AND "KTVA"
BOB DOLIN: STRINGS AND PIANO ON "HOLD ON" 

Still available at Mick Mashbir


Cover
Cover is a cardboard sleeve with no binder 
I know it's cheaper and eco-friendly but it's hard to
find on my CD shelf so I place those CD packages off to the side
so I'll be able to find it.
I believe this photo of Mick is from the Billion Dollar Babies Tour.


Back Cover



CD
I thought the artwork on the CD was cool looking like a vinyl album.




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