Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Ned - Ned (1973)



The band Ned released one album, in 1973, which has a very strong Capricorn connection. Produced by Bill Stewart (also drummer for the Capricorn rhythm section) with help from Paul Hornsby and Johnny Sandlin. Playing along are Paul Hornsby and Tommy Talton (of Cowboy). But I have to admit that I don't know any of the Ned members. They are: Nick Talantis (vocals & guitar), Norman Reim (vocals), Jeff Parsons (guitar & vocals) and Alaric Jans (keyboards & vocals) with some help from Doug Mazique (bass & vocals) and Richie Morales (drums), Sammy Creason (drums) and Paul and Tommy.
The music is Southern Rock alright, albeit in its embryonic form. Lots of hippie sensibilities and feel good vibes. But, unless you're looking for a Molly Hatchet style album, it's got most of what you might look for in Southern Rock. I even get some funky licks. It's all very nice and worth listening to, if you don't mind your Southern Rock on the mellow side. All songs are originals and the record was released on Polydor records. Thanks to the French Connection (Jacques & Luc). Sounds like a Matinee Movie...

9 comments:

Mawosingeya said...

Simply great !!!

mawos

jenaclap said...

A very interesting album. I like specially their acoustic guitars work.
Thanks you, Skydogg.

Salud,

Jenaclap

Anonymous said...

Very good, sounds like first two Cowboy albums or CSNY. Jan

Nick Talantis said...

I have to admit: I'm not familiar with Skydog, but I am appreciative to find our album here! Thanks for taking the time to transfer the vinyl to digital. Ned has some newer music too; the latest link is at www.nedband.com and you’ll have to email somebody to get a copy. Thanks again...

Slidewell said...

Another Ned update:

Back in 93-95, Norman Reim had a band called Live Bait. Here's their EP, with 4 cool Southern-fried tunes.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UUBNRU5Y

Norman Reim: vocals, guitar
Kenny Heller: lead guitar
Max Crandall: drums
Anita Crandall: bass

Skydogg said...

Thanks a lot Slidewell. Do you know exactly when it was released? And do you have artwork? I'd like to post this as complete as possible..

Slidewell said...

Dear Skydogg,

Unfortunately Live Bait never came within a country mile of a recording contract. These 4 songs were self-produced and were basically a souvenir for the lucky few attending their rare live performances in the wilds of central New Jersey.

Anonymous said...


Vocals for Ned was Norman Reim who was from Tuscaloosa. His parents lived on Forest Lake off 15th Street.

barbarossa said...

I have this record and I have always cherished it. Once I was in an acoustic band called "Crime Wave" and we covered "Above the Storm" but there is no recording... :(

Thanks for the info!!