Monday, August 10, 2009

The New Pastels - Live At The Holiday Inn - Sandusky, Ohio

If there's one word to describe what's happening at The Holiday Inn it's F-U-N. It's hard to pin down the chemistry that accounts for the success of this group but each member makes a unique contribution. The unique ability and personalities of these four members puts together an explosive sound that is hard to capture on record. They hope you enjoy a few select tunes that they've chosen for you and join the hundreds of people who have listened with amazement to The New Pastels. (Summary of cover notes)
I am officially one of the hundreds who have listened with amazement. This album is much better than I expected. The songs have a strong jazz influence but definitely rock when they should while retaining the pop sensibilities. I can't find a date anywhere but I would guess this was recorded in the 1970s. You definitely don't want to miss out on this one because it is quite good music plus you won't find it anywhere else. Click here to listen.


  1. Thanks for posting this. I know Fred Kochendoerfer, and he is a great guy! One hell of a guitar player too.

  2. And I know the trumpet player, John Lynch . . .