Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Veteran & The New, Gerry Beckley & The Mowgli's, Both Have New Releases.

By Laura Medina

The indie-rock group, THE MOWGLI'S will release their new album--WHERE'D YOUR WEEKEND GO? on September 30 on Photo Finish Records. A private album listening event was thrown on Thursday, September 8  at The Record Parlour in Hollywood.

They really piled on the sushi buffet and the band happily goofed around for their album release party.

Insider tip, The Record Parlour's cash registrar is also a fully-functional bar.

What people or customers don't know is that The Record Parlour has a cool lounge where you can chill and play vintage ping-pong games and a row of juke boxes that today's down-load Millennials are truly fascinated with.

When the youths celebrate among vintage vinyl and antique arcade games, today's Baby Boomers celebrate "America's" Gerry Beckley's new release, "Carousel" at the venerable Whisky A Go-Go.

Recorded at his Los Angeles studio Human Nature, the shimmering 12-track album plays to all of BECKLEY's strengths; the singer, songwriter and musician played most instruments on the album. CAROUSEL contains original standouts such as the deeply personal "Lifeline," "No Way I'm Gonna Lose You" (co-written with Dan Wilson who won an award for his work with Adele) and "Tokyo." There are also three covers on which BECKLEY puts his distinctive spin: Spirit's "Nature's Way," Gerry Rafferty's "To Each and Everyone" and Gerry and The Pacemakers' "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying."
TRACK LISTING FOR CAROUSEL at the album release party
1 "Tokyo"
2 "Nature's Way"
3 "Minutes Count"
4 "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying"
5 "Lifeline"
6 "Widows Weeds"
7 "No Way I'm Gonna Lose You"
8 "Once A Distant Heart"
9 "To Each And Everyone"
10 "Fly"
11 "Serious"
12 "Carousel"
For the young and the uninitiated, Gerry Beckley is a co-founding member of the rock band America who recently released the albums Lost & Found (2015) and Back Pages (2011) which hit #1 on the Amazon chart. Born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 12, 1952 to an American father and an English mother. He began playing the piano at age 3 and the guitar a few years later. By 1962 he was playing guitar in The Vanguards an instrumental surf music band in Virginia. He spent every summer in England and soon discovered British invasion music. In 1967 Beckley's father became the commander at the U.S. Air Force Base at West Ruislip, near London. Gerry attended Central High School in Hartfordshire where he played in various school bands and met his soon to be band members, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek. Gerry has worked with a wide variety of musicians on many projects. One of the most notable is the recording Like a Brother done with Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys and Robert Lamm of Chicago. Beckley-Lamm-Wilson released Like a Brother in 2001.


Remember, Gerry Beckley's friends, family, and fans are legitimate Baby Boomers.  It's still Rock n Roll but no more sex and drugs..;and it's at the Whisky A Go-Go.

It was a rock n roll feast served on platters by waiters.

Three different types of sliders: beef, lamb, and pulled BBQ duck, Caesar Salad nestled in savory pastry cups, mini cartons of Chinese Chicken Salad, a fully-rounded gourmet cheese buffet, and salsa bar.  A dessert buffet of towering trays of brownies, Millionaire Shortbread Cookies, and Pecan Bars.  The health conscious lived on the Salsa Bar and the Fruit Skewers with the Yogurt Dipping Sauce.

This is the Rock Establish celebrate, feasting.

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