“King King” at 30: There is no substitute. There is no sequel. All the magic is captured on that disc. #KingKingXXX
These 1992 Dallas Morning News stories feature a good Lester Butler interview, and the beginning of Mike Flanigin’s first stint with The Red Devils
In late June 1992, the LA Weekly was the first to report on the Mick Jagger/Red Devils session, before the tubes had time to cool down.
At the top of their game, The Red Devils performed its essential “2 Meter Sessies” set during its European tour in May 1993.
From the Sept. 3, 1992, Des Moines (Iowa) Register, we get this interview with Dave Lee Bartel. The occasion was a gig the next week, Sept. 9, at the Iowa State State Memorial Union’s Maintenance Shop (“M-Shop”) venue in Ames, Iowa. Tickets reasonably priced at $2 ($3 day of show). Where did the Devils play?Continue reading “‘A rowdy presentation of the blues’ … Dave Lee Bartel in 1992”
Some of the best stories about The Red Devils come from the people who watched it all go down. Kevin Shattuck was there for Genesis 1: The Blue Shadows 1988 at the King King club.
They started from a jam, so it makes sense they would return at a jam, under the cover of darkness, unannounced and just as powerful as when they burst on the national stage with “King King” in 1992. The surviving members of The Red Devils reunited May 27 at an afterparty for the Simi ValleyContinue reading “And here it is … The Red Devils 2012 reunion”
As part of the interviews for his 2011 book “Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue,” author Marc Spitz has uploaded some of his audio interviews to SoundCloud. Paul Size was a prime source for Chapter 19, “The Red Devils’ Blues,” which once again tells the tale of the Devils, the King King, Jagger’s blues mojoContinue reading “Paul Size on getting robbed at Mick Jagger’s birthday party, more”
By the 1993 Moulin Blues Festival, the Red Devils had been touring for several months on end, and the wear and tear can be seen — but not heard — in the three bonus tracks on the DVD. While the band looks beat up, they are as tight a musical unit as one could hopeContinue reading “DVD review: Red Devils at Moulin 1993”