RENE LABRE

FARE OF THE MOMENT

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RENE LABRE GROUP
2010-07-09
RENE LABRE

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Recorded on march 17th,1980 at The Depot/Tampa.fl. Featuring The original Rene Labre Group with Rodger Hughes on guitar. The original Rene Labre Group; Rene Labre:Vocals,Harmonica,Lead Guitar Steve Hightower:Accompaniment guitar(rhythm and lead),Vocals Carlos Gonzalos:Drums Crazy Joe:Bass,Backround vocals,Harmonica This is a glimpse of it as you shall never hear it.Pure Southern Rock...hot humid and sweaty with a full dance floor.A zillion crickets chirping against us.The crowd was much larger than we expected,since we were working the door just getting started I was happy.The southern rock thing was such a cool scene.All of the bands ran like packs,we worked six nights a week and after the shows we would go to the bottle clubs and hang together,jam with one another,very competitive on the outside,a huge family on the inside.There was a lot of money floating around so you could make a living just playing music.What I did not know was that I was supposed to be "cutting heads" with Rodger Hughes that night.A fabulous guitarist who grew to be a great friend of mine.Oh man he came in the door like a ninja,he was ready to take me out.Cutting Heads is a very real thing down south,the loser drops his soul.So we are between songs and Crazy Joe says to me"you are cutting heads with Rodger now,I noticed that Stevie had left the stage and Rodger was on,I walked right over to him and said "I will play with you but this ain't cutting heads.You have to agree to that."He said "I am just here to play,I heard you were really good,I just want to check it out.I don't know anything about cutting against you." Cutting Heads is some serious black magic if you lose the cost is your very soul.

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