Monday 7 August 2017

Rogue Pope - Rogue Pope

Well, hot damn! Sometimes you give up on ever finding a tape, and then it lands in your lap, completely unexpectedly. This Rogue Pope tape has been on our increasingly small list of holy grails for a while, so we were overjoyed when a rip of it showed up in a box of tapes and CDs from the legendary Frank Slide/Shane Connelly. We've wondered if this thing really existed - we only have a CD and an index card with notes, but we'll take it (the photo of Cal is stolen from Lorrie Matheson's facebook, and may or may not be part of the original j-card).

The only Rogue Pope we had heard prior to this was "Castles in Spain" from the Play compilation - these songs maybe have a little less of the psych influence of that track, leaning more towards the big, two-guitar rock of the Daggers, the band Brad Paffe would start shortly after this. We like how much Gregg Baekeland's vocals remind us of Djewel Davidson in places.

Go Rogue!

1 comment:

Gregg Baekeland said...

*just a note of clarification here. Jimmy Green was not involved in this recording session, the other guitarist on this recording is Joe McCaffery of The Now Feeling, The Will, The Quitters, and
Straight fame. - Gregg Baekeland (vocalist-Rogue Pope, Joe 90, Ted Clark 5, etc.)
Special Thanks to Frank Slide (Shane Connolly) and to Gary Bruckner.