Blue Shadows 1990 dates added to timeline

We’ve tried to verify all the material you see on nofightin.com with links back to source material. In this case, we think the source might have it wrong. In the King King club Web site’s history section, they have several old fliers and handbills with dates. A calendar labeled “July 1990” lists several Blue ShadowsContinue reading “Blue Shadows 1990 dates added to timeline”

Rubin bio gives hints of producer at work

Simply calling Rick Rubin a “producer” misses what has made him such an important modern musical figure: He has been a guru, shaman, caretaker, curator, therapist and friend for many artists, coaxing some to produce their greatest music ever. What he does simply cannot be reproduced. Using already-published interviews as a backbone, author Jake BrownContinue reading “Rubin bio gives hints of producer at work”

Devils celebrate New Year’s Eve

Hope everyone had a great New Year’s holiday this year. Seems a good time to look back on what the Red Devils were doing this week in year’s past: 1992: The Devils were among the stars in Aspen, according to the Jan. 6 Rocky Mountain News: (Don) Henley was spotted later that evening at ChinaContinue reading “Devils celebrate New Year’s Eve”

Show souvenirs

Christmas came a little early here at nofightin.com, thanks to some cool memorabilia shared by Andrew Rackauskas. Rackauskas, who tells us he ran a ’90s fanzine called Spinal Column (his 13 review can be found on Jasper Heikens’ site), sent us an e-mail, relating stories about seeing the Devils every week at Jack’s Sugar ShackContinue reading “Show souvenirs”

Bootleg review live from Iowa, 1993

A bootleg of The Red Devils live at the Mississippi Blues Fest at Le Claire Park in Davenport, Iowa, July 2, 1993, is a solid capsule of the band on the summer festival circuit. It’s not an essential set by any means, and may be of interest only to the most hardcore of collectors. MostContinue reading “Bootleg review live from Iowa, 1993”

Boogie with the Hook, 1992

An important blurb in The Red Devils’ bio is the band’s opening slot for blues legend John Lee Hooker. That phrase — “opened for John Lee Hooker” — is Blues Credibility in Five Words or Fewer. As far as nofightin.com can find, the Devils opened for the Hook one time, on Feb. 20, 1992, inContinue reading “Boogie with the Hook, 1992”

“I was Wrong” Lyrics

Contained in this post are the lyrics to the song credited incorrectly as “Who Do You Love” on the Pinkpop video footage. It has been unofficially renamed “I was Wrong,” taking its name from the phrase most often repeated in the chorus by Lester Butler. The lyrics are similar to and seem to have beenContinue reading ““I was Wrong” Lyrics”

The Greatest Music Never Sold

There’s a relatively new book out on the market that it seems not many people know about, or at least not many of the people who hang out here, and that needs to change. Journalist Dan LeRoy, who has written for the likes of the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Newsweek, among others, tookContinue reading “The Greatest Music Never Sold”

Blue Shadows 1991 on YouTube

Great find on YouTube recently — vintage video of The Blue Shadows, the pre-Def American version of The Red Devils. The description, from user checker764, says: Before signing with Def American Records and being given the name The Red Devils by producer Rick Rubin, Lester Butler’s band was known as The Blue Shadows. They were featuredContinue reading “Blue Shadows 1991 on YouTube”