For those who haven’t seen it on the righthand side of the page, nofightin.com is now on YouTube as nofightindotcom. Right now, we’ve gathered some of the best Red Devils, 13 and Lester Butler clips in easy-to-use playlists, so you can hear things like Pinkpop all in one sitting (and in the right order). IfContinue reading “nofightin.com 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”
With his original Lester Butler Tribute Site now coming to NoFightin.com, we reached out to Jasper Heikens to learn about the man (and harmonica player).
Jasper Heikens compiled several recollections about Lester Butler and The Red Devils from emails and online newsgroups, such as the old Harp-L archives. At the time these remembrances were published, it was new information for most fans of “King King” and “13.”
“It died of terminal acceptance”: How The Red Devils became the house band at one of the strangest funerals ever.
“Devil Woman” was The Red Devils’ best chance for soundtrack fame #KingKingXXX
A great, 10-minute interview with Bill Bateman gives a rare chance to hear from the legendary drummer in his own words, voice and cadence.
Two soundboard-quality recordings shine light on The Red Devils’ 1992 opening slots for the Allman Brothers. The Sept. 1 Richmond, Va., and Sept. 4 Charlotte, N.C., recordings represent the band’s sixth and eighth opening spots (by our count) for the Brothers.
Billy Boy Arnold is one of the foundational influences for The Red Devils. A deep dive into “King King” shows that influence beyond one cover song. #KingKingXXX
“King King” at 30: There is no substitute. There is no sequel. All the magic is captured on that disc. #KingKingXXX