Sunday, February 04, 2007

American Jam Band –American Jam


American Jam Band –American Jam/Nature’s Child –Parlophone R5971 (1972 UK)

One of two Bizarre obscurities released under the American Jam Band moniker by Ex World of Oz members Chris Evans and Rob Moore. The second American Jam Band single, the ultra-phased Jam Jam came out the following year on Youngblood and can also be heard on the Glitterbest CD (RPM). American Jam Band are in fact Kansas Hook who’s 2nd single -the Hammond fueled rocker Nervous Shakin’ is definitely worth seeking out. To complicate matters even more the B side Nature’s Child was also the B side of The Casuals Tara Tiger Girl single. It seems that Kansas Hook were also acting as The Casuals by this time! I hope this clears things up, but I have no clue on the identity of the girl singer…

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6 comments:

Steve said...

Chris Evans later re-invented himself as Garbo (and then Garbo's Celluloid Heroes) for singles on the Big Bear label.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info- i don't think even RPM was aware of who AJB were when they released "Jam Jam" on the Glitterbest cd.
P.S. this is the best site ever!!!

Purepop said...

Dear Anonymous -Thanks for the kind words. That info was in fact available on the Sweet Floral Albion site (SFA).
BTW, I have a spare copy of the single if anyone has a trade...

Anonymous said...

I was the bassplayer with Kansas Hook,and played on Nervous Shakin’in fact you can see my name on the record label as the writer of the song!don't know what happened to chris evans,although i still speak to a couple of the other guys in the band.

Aging rock chick said...

Does anyone know there whereabouts of Rob Moore these days. My first husband Malcolm Bromhall and I were friends of his in the 70's. It would also be nice to catch up with Jim Simpson of Big Bear.

a cook said...

Hello aging rock chick
I am a mate of rob moore the drummer of kansas hook also the drummer of my band! if you what to get in contact with him i will leave my email address
Poweright@blueyonder.co.uk
Thanks
A Cook