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daved
Junior
Username: daved

Post Number: 23
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 9:45 pm:   Edit Post

Hello all,

I've just recently joined a band that some of you may remember from the 70's-80's - Crack The Sky. I was a huge fan of theirs as a kid and I'm totally stoked to now have the gig.

My 1st shows with them will be:

Friday, April 22 @ Club 66 - Edgewood, MD
Saturday, April 23 @ Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD.

The Club 66 show is a "warm up" show at a small intimate venue whereas the following night's show is at a much larger venue which typically hosts national acts.

I'll be playing my trusty Scorpion/Distillate (you can see pics of her in the main group under the heading "My Distillate is now a white noise generator"). Thankfully, she is fixed and sounding wonderful as ever.

FYI - original CTS bassist Joe Macre was a Series I player so I'm happy to be bringing an Alembic back to the band's sound after all these years.

Anyone in the MD area wishing to attend the Ram's Head show can purchase tickets here:

http://tickets.ramsheadlive.com/orderticketsarea.asp?p=560&a=1&backurl=%2Fdefault.asp%3FSearchMonth%3D4%2F28%2F2011%26monthsubmit%3Dx%26SearchText%3D%26Go.x%3D%26Go.y%3D%26pg%3D1%23abc
rustyg61
Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 57
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations Dave! I LOVE Crack The Sky!! I didn't know they were still together! Safety In Numbers was one of my favorite LP's from my childhood. I have been searching for a CD of it, but can only find the 21st Century Redux version. If you know where I can get an original version, please let me know! I hope you play Houston, TX someday soon!
artswork99
Moderator
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1457
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post

Know them well, great band. Congratulations Dave!
daved
Junior
Username: daved

Post Number: 24
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 8:23 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, Art and Rusty!

I believe the original SIN album is available on iTunes. As for a CD, I don't know if it was ever issued on CD but I'll ask at the next rehearsal. I'm sure there's original vinyl floating around the various used record shops here in MD, though that doesn't do you much good.

I too hope we can play TX someday. It looks like Ohio is the closest we'll get for a while. ;-(

Btw, as you'll see on iTunes, CTS has been releasing CDs pretty regularly. The latest is called "Machine" and has some very strong material on it. There's also a live DVD out from 2008 which is very good as well.

Cheers,

D
rustyg61
Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 61
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 8:54 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave! I just downloaded SIN on iTunes! I don't know why I never thought of checking there! Tell your bandmates y'all have fans in Texas, come on down!
bassthang
Junior
Username: bassthang

Post Number: 11
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 1:34 pm:   Edit Post

Good luck, say hi to Glenn for me, I play with him sometimes.
rustyg61
Intermediate Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 198
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2011 - 6:42 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Dave, hope your gigs with Crack The Sky are going well! Here's a picture from my gig last night, doing my part to keep CTS alive in Houston!

daved
Junior
Username: daved

Post Number: 27
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, May 09, 2011 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty - that's way cool! I'll forward this to the rest of the band! Sweet bass, btw...

And yes, the 1st 2 gigs went really well. The Friday was a sell out and the Sat missed the mark by only a few. Next shows are in June.

D
daved
Junior
Username: daved

Post Number: 28
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, May 09, 2011 - 1:01 pm:   Edit Post

Here's one from the Sat show. JP and I.
CTS

Not sure why this posted twice. Sorry!

(Message edited by adriaan on May 09, 2011)
adriaan
Moderator
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2794
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, May 09, 2011 - 1:31 pm:   Edit Post

[There you go - just the one copy of the picture now!]
rustyg61
Advanced Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 208
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, May 09, 2011 - 2:00 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave! Glad to hear it's going well! Tell the band y'all need to come to Texas! I love your bass too! I've never seen one like that, what model is it?
daved
Junior
Username: daved

Post Number: 29
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post

Adriaan - thanks for the editing.

Rusty - that's a Scorpion bodied Distillate. The knobby headstock, pistol-grip horns and heart omega combine to make the Scorpion shape. This bass sounds Uh-May-Zing!
rustyg61
Advanced Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 212
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 - 1:48 am:   Edit Post

Hey Dave, it looks amazing too! I love the body shape! Do you have that Houston tour booked yet? LOL!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10179
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 2:42 pm:   Edit Post

Nice shot of the Distillate!

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