Rev-quiem for Ken Dresher

Here is a salute to Ken Dresher (d2019), rock-and-roll musician from Minnesota notable for his dynamic drumming as driving force behind the Ventures-inspired guitars of his band, The Revtunes; and creator of video farce with Ken’s spoof The Surf Toads.

Ken Dresher

This recently assembled tribute to Ken spotlights ten electrifying live instrumental tracks of The Revtunes at Minneapolis’ legendary 7th Street Entry in 1987, a band set list with Ken Dresher originals (Ride the Solar Wind; Hyper-Intension), revved instrumental classics like Out of Limits, Penetration and can Ken kick serious drum on Wipe Out?  To hear the Revtunes’ Entry concert, click here !!!

Ken also produced a 45 single check out on YouTube The Revtunes playing the A-side, The Twomp:

Here’s the Ken Dresher composition on the B-side, Freefall:

Thanks Mark Masyga; Greg Carr; Chris Waterbury; Ray Dahl; Big Bad Melvin.

Musical Transportation Spree 10th Anniversary (Video)

When Chris Waterbury & Jerry celebrated 10 years broadcasts of their radio show The Musical Transportation Spree on July 28, 2001, video cameraman Casey Holt followed them into KFAI’s Minneapolis studios, thanks to him we have this clip. See and hear Chris & Jerry proudly look back on their history of presenting diverse home-recorded sound artists.  Watch:

Some tape voices from out of their past overheard: Earl Root from Root of All Evil; Minoy; Brian (ZXQ) Anderson; Hermanos Guzanos; Plastic Eye Miracle; Joe (Rudy Schwartz Project) Newman; Revlac; Bat Lenny & more.

Special gratitude to Greg Carr for digital conversion; also Blanche Fubar.

Casey Holt

Now That’s Interesting

Now That’s Interesting, radio show within a show on the Musical Transportation Spree, spotlight independent, original music & sounds from creative talents around the globe. In honor of MTS 25th Anniversary (broadcasts began July 20, 1991 on KFAI, Minneapolis-St.Paul) we’ve compiled a YouTube Now That’s Interesting video playlist with many favorite NTI recording artists represented, from Algebra Suicide to New X Art Ensemble! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIRjHfdcBgw&index=1&list=PLE7eBVQqTx2aodAeYleb_b0UQL0T4mgak

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