Mick Mashbir | Keepin The Vibe Alive

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Keepin The Vibe Alive

by Mick Mashbir

"Billion Dollar Babies" guitar player, presents "new classic rock"
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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1. American Weirdo
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2. Gods Gotta Gun
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3. Keepin the Vibe Alive
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4. Golden Touch
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5. Hell of a Man
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6. Mirror Image
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7. Same
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8. Workin For My Wings
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I woke up one morning in my London flat (Sept 20, 1972) to the sound of my doorbell..it was a telegram..my first. All I knew about telegrams was from the movies and they were usually bad news.I was sure that someone had died..Much to my surprise it was from ALICE COOPER'S manager Shep Gordon, asking me to contact the office, "very urgent." I did, and I was told that they wanted me to play on the new album, within 5 days I found myself in First Class on my way to New York. This was for the BILLION DOLLAR BABIES album.

After a couple weeks of rehearsing, the Record Plant mobile truck showed up at the Cooper mansion and we began recording BILLION DOLLAR BABIES. We had a pretty difficult time getting any decent takes. Things were going so poorly that Bob Erzin wanted to pull the plug..but it was decided to press on once the band got to London for their European tour.We arrived in London (Nov 4th) and started recording at Morgan Studios the next day. Name any famous English artist and they all recorded at Morgan. Morgan was the site of the infamous SuperStar jam with Alice Cooper,Keith Moon, Marc Bolan,Harry Neilson and Rick Grech. Even though I started that jam, as usual I am in none of the pics.It began during a break while I was talking with Marc. I started playing a riff similar to his hit "Bang a Gong" and he asked if could play Michael Bruces guitar . I said yes and off we went. Rick Grech picked up Dennis Dunaways bass and Neal Smith sat down at his drums. We had been playing for about an hour when a highly inebriated Keith Moon, HarryNeilson and Alice showed up. Bob Ezrin was very excited!! This was the era of SuperGroup jam records and he figured he had one of his own beginning to form..

Well, he set up a mic for the three singers, started rolling the tape..here comes GENIUS!! Well, the first thing out of Keith Moons mouth as a singer, (I was bummed he wanted sing instead of playing drums..I think Neal would have given up the drum chair for Keith.. no problem...) was "I b**w a dog"!! and it all went down hill from there. Ezrin got pissed off , stopped the tape and threw everyone out of the studio!! So much for that Superduper Session... After a couple of more weeks we went back to New York and finished the album. Then it was time to get ready for the BILLION $ BABIES tour..

GO FORWARD A COUPLE OF YEARS..LOL.. AND IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO DO MY OWN RECORD.."KEEPIN THE VIBE ALIVE"..THE DRUMMER,DONALD LINDLEY AND I HAD TALKED AS WE WERE WORKING UP THE TUNES FOR THIS RECORD THAT OUR INTENTION WAS THAT WE WANTED TO MAKE A RECORD THAT SOUNDED LIKE IT CAME FROM THE 60'S AND WAS ON VINYL...NOT THE PILED ON GUITAR, SUPER COMPRESSED SOUNDS OF THE 90'S..WE AGREED TO LET OUR BRITISH INVASION INFLUENCES SHINE THROUGH. NOT CONSCIOUSLY BY SAYING "LET'S MAKE THIS SOUND LIKE A WHO SONG," BUT BY LETTING IT HAPPEN AS WE WENT ALONG..AND IT DID....WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO BRING IAN MCLAGAN (ROLLING STONES, SMALL FACES) IN TO PLAY B3 ON A COUPLE OF TUNES. PART OF MAKING THE RECORD SOUND AS IT DOES IS THAT IT WAS RECORDED ON 24TRK 2" TAPE,THE WAY ALBUMS WERE RECORDED BACK THEN. THANKS TO MY FRIEND ALAN PARSONS (WHO LENT ME THE USE OF HIS STUDIO AND OPINION )I WAS ABLE TO MIX AND MASTER THE ALBUM IN A WORLD CLASS STUDIO..I'M SURE YOU'LL DIG THE SOUND AND THE VIBE OF "KEEPIN THE VIBE ALIVE"

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Edmund Wynne

Authentic Rock N Roll
Beyond all the talk about going for that sound...Mick really suceeds in creating true atmosphere on this "record" The songs and presentation have personality, heart and sincerity that is so lacking in the over produced cash cow seeking CD's that are cranked out today. You can feel the love and pride in performance and the writing of the songs. It is refreshing and welcome...so get a copy already!

Lexy


I listened to "American Weirdo" and LOVED it!!
In fact, I recommended these guys to all our listeners this week on Fame Games radio!
(101.6FM & 94.6FM in Europe; www.meermusic.com)
You rock and my teenage mates agree!!
Lexy

Karen in Phoenix

This is great!!!
Dude, it's Karen in Phoenix!!! I am so happy for you! The CD is AMAZING! Now THIS is real music! I love everything about it and I am so happy and thrilled to hear about you. You're great, man. Thanks for the great music!

$teve'n

Best of the best!
This cd goes back to psychodelic 70's metal! The title track as a example! every tine I listen to it, I have tp put it away afterwards, and it doesn't take a couple of minutes for me to play it again! The cd is also made to look like an LP! (Also I recommend cinematik and platium god, from cdbaby.)

Tommy in Sweden

You rock!
I am really glad I found out about this gem. I first read about it at www.sickthingsuk.co.uk and after hearing a few soundclips I just knew I had to have it. Man, this guy should have been in the original AC-band for good. Great stuff and cool sleeve! Hope you to hear from you again, Mick!

Charles

70's Rock Rules - OK!
If you number Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, Ziggy-era Bowie, early Alice Cooper and Aerosmith and Secret Treaties-era Blue Oyster Cult among your fave 70's rock albums/acts, this'll be a trip down the time tunnel for you...and you'll love it. Fantastic hard rock with great soul.

Ann Hannig

Best guitar man in the business
I've waited a long time for Mick Mashbir, the best guitar man in the business, to come out with his own CD. Keepin the Vibe Alive made my dream come true.

Michael Anderson

guitars, guitars, and McLagan
great CD, great musicians, too bad there wasn't more to the disc with info, had to go to the website, that's the only drawback....hopefully he'll come on tour, i recommend this CD (it has Ian McLagan....duh, get it!)

J.C. RICHARDS

Simply amazing cd from a hero of mine, killer job Mick...CD baby really takes ca

Mike Ambeau

Very good rock guitarist solo cd.
Mick has made a CD that sounds like the 70`s rock. I am a big rock fan of these times. He became popular as part of the Alice Cooper Group. The music has a Who, Jimi Hendrix, Grand Funk, & Alice Cooper sound to it. Great guitar riffs, pretty good vocals,& interesting lyrics. I was pleased with this cd,but would of liked the credits listed on cd cover. It says to look on website for credits.
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