Catching up: Red Devils Pinkpop podcast; Lester Butler in OOR

Before we launch into a busy new year, here are a couple of quick items you might have missed toward the end of 2021.

Red Devils play essential set on ‘2 Meter Sessies’ (1993)

At the top of their game, The Red Devils performed its essential “2 Meter Sessies” set during its European tour in May 1993.

ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, 1949-2021

Dusty Hill, the man who held down bass guitar duties and lent his unmistakable vocals to hits such as “Tush,” “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” and “Heard It on the X,” died Wednesday, July 28, 2021. He was 72. He had been off the road for a short while, with ZZ’s guitar tech Elwood FrancisContinue reading “ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, 1949-2021”

Onstage with The Red Devils and Zach Zunis at the Paradiso, 1993

Thanks to Harold Schreuder in Holland, we have some “new ” looks at The Red Devils in 1993 to share. Harold tells us that he saw the band a few times that year, including meeting The Red Devils (with Zach Zunis replacing Paul Size) at their Nov. 29, 1993, performance at the Paradiso in Amsterdam,Continue reading “Onstage with The Red Devils and Zach Zunis at the Paradiso, 1993”

‘A rowdy presentation of the blues’ … Dave Lee Bartel in 1992

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”

Video: Ride With the Devils Tonight

It’s Black Friday in the United States today, but No Fightin’ brings you some rare, unheard Red Devils for free. “Ridin’ in the Moonlight,” “Ride With Your Daddy Tonight,” “Pretty Baby” … whatever you call it, it’s The Red Devils Live at the King King club in Hollywood, California, 28 years ago, Nov. 30, 1992.Continue reading “Video: Ride With the Devils Tonight”