was: Bob Welch, Glenn Cornick, Thom Mooney,(on "Paris 1") and Hunt Sales
The following is a rough rehearsal tape of an unreleased version of "Slave Trader". A slower, much more muted version of this song appeared on Paris; "Big Towne 2061", released in 1976.
This is the song, as it's being worked up by the band; i.e. we're putting together the arrangement. As you can tell, I haven't memorized all the words yet...Hunt Sales is on drums.
slave trader FADE64 bit-04.mp3
The next mp3 is a rehearsal cassette of Paris working up "New Orleans" from the "Big Towne 2061 " album. I changed it to a lower key on the final studio version .
NEWORLEANS lo bit.mp3
We used to mess around in rehearsal doing Zeppelin's "Black Dog" which I always thought was the best hard-rock thing ever recorded. Paris modeled itself on Zeppelin of course. We never did "Black Dog" live however ...just for fun.
BLAK DAWG lo bit.mp3
The following 3 mp3s are three of the demos that got Paris a deal with Capitol records .The 1st one is "Gypsy" which has Thom Mooney on drums , and was originally recorded at the Record Plant in LA , (although the quality of the cassette I found is pretty bad.) The 2nd demo is "Don't Wait" which was essentially a re-working of the song "Good Things" which was supposed to be on Fleetwood Mac's "Mystery To Me". I redid this song in yet another version on the "Three Hearts " album a few years later. On this demo I'm playing all the instruments. "Don't Wait" was recorded in the house me and producer Jimmy Robinson were renting off Laurel Canyon in West Hollywood The 3rd is "China" , a reworked version of which wound up on the "Three Hearts" album. None of these songs were ever put out as "Paris" songs.
don't wait 64k.mp3
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Some Paris-related pics ;
Carter 2.gif John Carter..the Capitol a&r guy who signed Paris , and who later produced all 4 of my Capitol solo albums. ( Carter's the "drummer" in the pic. )
2 back cover of Paris 1...jpg Back cover of 1st Paris album.
2 glenn wall of amps.jpg Paris bass player Genn Cornick and his wall of amps at the Record Plant studio , 1975.
2 me and Paris 1 producer Jimmy Robinson at the Record Plant in Sausilito CA.jpg Me and Paris 1 producer Jimmy Robinson at the Record Plant "pit", in Sausalito CA.
2 Paris closeup promo.jpg Paris 1 promo pic...note the "soigne" poses ;-)
2 Paris doing Paris 1 demo at the Record Plant i.jpg Paris 1 band in the studio, '75.
2 paris me glenn thom playing.jpg Me, Glenn Cornick and Thom Mooney at work.
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