Hope some of you got to hear Soulhat on KLBJ’s “Local Licks Live” on Sunday night at La Zona Rosa. The show captured the band’s last hour on stage, which included Wayne Sutton and Ian Moore on guitar. We’ve got more to say about drummers, but that’s developing…
As of 5/1/01, we have released our “virtual link” to the Soulhat Web at texas.net. As many of you know, this site began its tortured life in the fall of 1998 at soulhat.home.texas.net with $5 and a dream that someday there would be up-to-date information about Soulhat on the Internet. While we retained a link at texas.net since moving to this location, it was no longer cost feasible to keep the link there, just for the benefit of people who bought the EP in 1998 [note: the EP contains mention of that old URL]. The end of an era.
We just finished watching Stephen Barron’s “Goldmine” on Channel 16 here in Austin, and were completely blown away. The 58-minute video is a well-produced document of Soulhat live from 1991 to 1993, at La Zona Rosa during the first several Mother Earth’s Day Festivals and at the Black Cat on the first night of recording for the “Live at the Black Cat” cassette. Here is our initial review. Track List: Goldmine, Big Backyard, Stranger Things (La Zona), Space/Find the Time, Preacher Man, Neighbor (Black Cat), Prayin’ for Rain, Big Nose, Wiggin’, Smile (La Zona). Sorry, but as far as we know, Monday night was the only time the video will air in Austin.
Those of you who made it out to the Saxon Pub on Friday, 4/20, got quite a treat. Conrad Choucroun sat-in on drums and Mac McNabb was back on electric. The band played a fairly mellow two-set show, including the most laid-back Bonecrusher > Dirty Old Man we’ve ever heard and lots of covers. The classic rock challenge was “No Neck Joe” and the band played a great version of it. No word on whether the lineup change is even semi-permanent, but it was great fun to witness.