The original Merseybeat fans in Liverpool flocked to such dank, sweaty dives as the Cavern Club and Iron Door, where they gyrated to rockers by the fabulous Beatles, Searchers and Swinging Blue Jeans, among many others. For those of us too young or too geographically challenged to have witnessed those swingin’ times and places first hand, Frank Lee Sprague provides the perfect remedy with his new DVD, Merseybeat Live!
August 2005 found Frank performing a vibrant set before an appreciative crowd at the Club Good Hurt in Los Angeles, California, as part of the International Pop Overthrow Festival. The show featured several self-penned highlights from Frank’s acclaimed album, Merseybeat, including the flat-out Beatlesque rockers, “My Luck is Bound to Change,” and “Nineteen,” along with the tender ballad, “So Far from My Heart,” and the beautiful, harmonica-infused, “Alone With Her Memory.” Frank also treated the crowd to blistering covers of “Hippy Hippy Shake,” the Hollies’, “Come on Back,” and a rave-up take of “I’m Down,” by the Beatles.
Shot on a single camera in a dark club and recorded with superb sound, the result is edgy and intense. For fans who love the Liverpool beat and pure rock ‘n’ roll, and for those who have never experienced the energy and excitement of a Frank Lee Sprague concert, this one’s for you. Wichita Falls Records is pleased to present Merseybeat Live!