Tuesday 4 April 2023

Shamash - Rusty Heart (1978)

Shamash was made up of a trio of siblings from the Okanagan (John, Julie, and JoAnn MacCormack), along with keyboardist Tracy Marks, bassist Nigel Blagborne, drummer Dillas D'Urfee and singer Del Mildenberger. This album bounces from rockers to softer pop offerings, choices likely informed by their many nights of playing clubs around town. 

We like the quote from Blagborne in this article: "There's no cabaret scene in Vancouver at all and not much opportunity to do club work... we're able to make a better living out here." That explains why there are so many of these records by Calgary bands from the 70's. 

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