We turn the great gaze of LESTER to… DEE TROIT Rock and Roll!! And not any old rock and roll – punk and post-punk rock and roll with bandmate, drummer, and guitarist Ron Chambers. Stories of The Romantics, MC5, The Wanted, and The Underdogs fill our ears. We even spend a moment with Jim Hendrix. This week on Lester the Nightfly: Detroit Rock & Roll (The 70’s)
SPECIAL GUEST – RON CHAMBERS
The Cadillac Kidz feature an eclectic collection of original songs and is a band that represented the east and west sides of Detroit back in the late 1970’s. Cameron Wesley who operated a local music booking agency known as SureShot Productions on Van Dyke and Topher in Warren morphed into a rehearsal room and multi-track recording studio. Cameron also played guitar with childhood pal Dan Cadillac. They enticed singer Spaz Seville to leave his cover band to explore the new wave of music that was beginning to break into the music scene. Cameron, SureShot, and Spaz had a mission to get the new all-original rock bands into the Top 40 bars that catered exclusively to cover bands performing strictly radio hits.
Spaz brought Chris Badynee from Detroit’s Livernois and McGraw area to play bass. The band went through a half dozen drummers as they built their audience via radio and impressive live performances. They were the opening act for Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Romantics, Wayne Kramer, Johnny Thunders, Mitch Ryder, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Cheap Trick, J. Geils Band, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi and most of their rock and roll heroes.
In the middle of the gigging madness, the band brought in Ron Chambers as their permanent powerhouse drummer and additional songwriter.
After taking a hiatus in the late 1980’s & 1990’s as the new Millennium approached they got back together and play occasionally. They performed is at the Motor City Muscle Festival in Downtown Detroit in August 2018 where they played their Award winning Motor-Rock anthem, “Detroit’s A Go-Go”. Detroit Rock & Roll (The 70’s)
Show Playlist -Detroit Rock & Roll (The 70’s)
|Establishment Bash||Cadillac Kidz||Establishment Bash||1979|
|Kick Out the Jams||MC5||Kick Out the Jams||1968|
|It’s a Party||Cadillac Kidz||Basement Tapes^||1970’s|
|I’m a Fool for Loving You||Cadillac Kidz||Basement Tapes^||1970’s|
|Shoulder to Shoulder||Cadillac Kidz||Basement Tapes^||1970’s|
|What I Like About you||The Romantics||The Romantics||1980|
|Talking In Your Sleep||The Romantics||In Heat||1983|
|Rock You Up||The Romantics||In Heat||1983|
|Shoulder to Shoulder||Cadillac Kidz||Shoulder to Shoulder||1970’s|
|Kids Just Wanna Talk||Cadillac Kidz||Kids Just Wanna Talk||1970’s|
|In the Midnight Hour||The Wanted||In the Midnight Hour||1967|
|Loves Gone Bad||The Underdogs||Loves Gone Bad||1967|
|Loves Gone Bad||Cadillac Kidz||Loves Gone Bad||1970’s|
|When You Were Mine||Prince||Dirty Mind||1980|
|When You Were Mine||Cadillac Kidz||When You Were Mine||1970’s|
|Third Stone from the Sun||Jimi Hendirix||Are You Experienced||1967|
|Let Him In||Ron Chambers||Let Him In||1995|
|Don’t You Know||Ron Chambers||Let Him In||1995|
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