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Live At My Fathers Place +Studio Tracks (feat. Paul Kossoff)

by Crawler

Classic American-British late 1970's Rock band featuring Paul Kossoff on the Studio Tracks and Crawler Live in action at My Father's Place, New Jersey 1977. Steaming hot gig! Raw to the Bone..........
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Without You Babe (Live)
3:40 $0.99
2. You Got Money (Live)
3:29 $0.99
3. Keep On Running (Live)
5:06 $0.99
4. You And Me (Live)
6:04 $0.99
5. Pastime Dreamer (Live)
4:11 $0.99
6. Never Loved A Woman (Live)
4:18 $0.99
7. Worn Out Dream (Live)
3:47 $0.99
8. Stone Cold Sober (Live)
7:13 $0.99
9. Stop Doing What Your'e Doing (Studio)
3:24 $0.99
10. Just For You (Studio)
6:21 $0.99
11. Leaves In the Wind (Studio)
5:10 $0.99
12. You Are My Saviour (Studio)
4:49 $0.99
13. Stone Cold Sober (Studio)
5:38 $0.99
14. Muddy Wate (Studio)
4:09 $0.99
15. You And Me (Studio)
4:08 $0.99
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Album Notes
Crawler was a band created from the ashes of Back Street Crawler, following the death of guitarist, Paul Kossoff.

Following the passing of founding member Paul Kossoff, the remaining members of the band Back Street Crawler (John 'Rabbit' Bundrick, Tony Braunagel, Terry Wilson and Terry Wilson-Slesser) decided that it would be best to move on to both another record label and another manager.[1]
Atlantic Record's Ahmet Ertegun had wanted to replace Paul Kossoff with Mick Taylor, who had left the Rolling Stones. Taylor did not want to replace another musician who had died. Back Steet Crawler bassist Terry Wilson had dinner with ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green in London to see if Peter's reclusive and unusual life style had changed his mind about wanting to play or be in the music business. Green was not ready to return to the stage yet and turned down Crawler's offer. The band then recruited former If guitarist Geoff Whitehorn. The band was thereafter dropped by Atlantic Records, due to Whitehorn's then relative obscurity. In addition, the label's primary interest had been in Kossoff, rather than the band.[citation needed]
The band switched management to a young American named Abe Hoch, who was working at Swan Song Records at the time with Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant. Hoch had close ties with Epic/CBS Records and obtained an offer from them. Band members then shortened the band name to Crawler.
Crawler initially toured the UK as part of a package tour which included label mates Boxer and Moon. Their debut album, Crawler, did well in the USA, thanks to airplay of the track "Stone Cold Sober", on FM radio stations. The band concentrated on the American market. Working with producer Gary Lyons, they released a second album, Snake, Rattle & Roll.
An exhaustive series of live performances found Crawler as support band for Robin Trower, Cheap Trick, and Foreigner and a 54-date tour across the USA as support band for Kansas. At the end of a USA tour in December 1978, keyboard player John 'Rabbit' Bundrick left to work with The Who. The band folded soon after.
In recent years, a number of live albums, including Snakebite (2001) and Pastime Dreamer (2003), recorded during tours in 1977 and 1978, have been released from John Bundrick's private collection of recordings.

After the dissolution of the band, Terry Wilson-Slesser went on to join Charlie He also provided backing vocals on Def Leppard's Pyromania album. In 1984, Wilson-Slesser acted as an offstage singer for the Michael Schenker Group, performing on a European and Japanese tour.
Geoff Whitehorn has since played with Maggie Bell, Elkie Brooks, Shortlist, Bad Company and Roger Waters. He has also released several solo albums including Geoff Who? and Big In Gravesend. In the 1990s, the guitarist teamed up with ex-Free and Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers. In 1991, he joined Procol Harum and is now their longest serving guitarist.
Bassist Terry Wilson has since worked with Jimmy Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins, Eric Burdon, Little Whisper & The Rumor, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps (producing as well as being a principal songwriter) The Stephen Bruton Band, Bill Champlin, L.A.'s Pockets rhythm and blues band, Delbert McClinton and Gary Nicholson. He has also contributed to the sessions for John Martyn, Stephen Bruton, Darling Cruel's 1993 album Passion Crimes and Ana Popavic's Still Making History. As a songwriter, Wilson has had his songs covered by such artists as Eric Burdon, Maria Muldaur, Kathy Mattea, Tommy Castro, Paul Rodgers, Juice Newton, Teresa James and Tamara Champlin. Terry has also had several songs included in movie soundtracks, such as Michael with John Travolta and Holes.
Tony Braunagel went to on to work with Bette Midler, Rickie Lee Jones, Taj Mahal, Andy Fraser, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Martyn, John Mayall, Ian McNabb, Keb Mo, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, The Blues Brothers, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps. He has also acted as a producer or co-producer, including records by Taj Mahal, Jodie Siegal, Curtis Salgato and Eric Burdon.[2]


1977 - Crawler (Epic)
1978 - Snake, Rattle & Roll (Epic)
1997 - Pastime Dreamer (Live) (Red Steel; re-released 2003. Recorded 1977)
2001 - Snake Bite (Live) (Pilot; recorded 1978)
2002 - Crawler Live - Agora Club Ohio 1978 (Angel Air)[3]

Review by Richie Unterberger
The ashes of the blues-rock might that was once Free are down to flickering embers on this previously unissued live set by Crawler, a spin-off of Back Street Crawler (who were themselves a spin-off of Free). Many of the songs in this show were taken from their debut album, though there are also selections from a solo Rabbit Bundrick LP, Back Street Crawler's 2nd Street, and two cuts ("Keep on Running" and "Worn Out Dream") that Crawler never released on their 1970s albums. It's treadmill, sometimes yawn-inducing journeyman bluesy British hard rock. By the standards of that genre, it has some pluses. Singer Terry Wilson-Slesser has the requisite husky, macho tones, yet, unlike most such frontmen, he doesn't overdo the histrionics. Well-traveled keyboardist John "Rabbit" Bundrick gets into occasional imaginative electronics, particularly on the long track "Blue Soul." The band's a little more serious and downbeat in general than most of their like-minded competition from the period. It still isn't an interesting record, though the sound is good. Its appeal to committed fans is guaranteed by the inclusion of detailed historical liner notes by Free Appreciation Society head David Clayton.

Former Free guitarist Paul Kossoff called his 1973 solo album Back Street Crawler, then formed a group of the same name in 1975. It featured singer Terry Wilson-Slessor, keyboard player Mike Montgomery, bassist Terry Wilson, and drummer Tony Braunagel. This lineup made The Band Plays On, but Kossoff died of an apparent heart attack (March19, 1976). Nevertheless, there was a second album, 2nd Street, after which the band reorganized; Montgomery departed and was replaced by John "Rabbit" Bundrick, guitarist Geoff Whiteborn was added, and the name was changed to Crawler. They released a third self-titled album in 1977 and a final LP, Snake, Rattle and Roll, in 1978.

In 1973, when Free disbanded, their guitarist Paul Kossoff returned to the studio to complete a solo album which was titled Back Street Crawler. He was heavily into a drug dependency at the time and it wasn’t until early 1975 that he cleaned up and returned to form a group of the same name. The original lineup featured Terry Wilson-Slessor (formerly of progressive rock band Beckett) on vocals. The keyboard player Mike Montgomery, bassist Terry Wilson, and drummer Tony Braunagel had worked together previously in the band Bloontz.

This lineup recorded The Band Plays On, prior to Kossoff’s death from a heart attack while on a flight to New York in March 1976. A follow-up album, 2nd Street which featured sessions with Paul recorded in Los Angeles was released in early 1976. Before recording began for this album, Montgomery departed and was replaced by John "Rabbit" Bundrick (who coincidentally had previously played with Paul in Kossoff Kirke Tetsu Rabbit and also filled in with Free during their tour of Japan in 1972 when Paul had been too ill to play. Guitarist Geoff Whitehorn was added, and the name was changed to Crawler. They released two albums, Crawler in 1977 and Snake Rattle & Roll in 1978 before disbanding.



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