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On My Own
One night during an original Radio Free Charleston broadcast, well after 2 AM, Tommy and his fellow Swivel cohorts, Gary Price and John Radcliff stopped by the studio and Tommy was in rare form, singing the praises of radio. This show contains edited highlights to show you how much fun we had in the studio when Tommy came by. We’ll also hear a live recording of the band doing Neil Young’s classic, “Cinnamon Girl.”
We’re also going to listen to a couple more Swivel tunes before we move on to The Feast of Stephen. As we dig into the Feast of Stephen music you may notice that they revisited some of the Swivel songs. In fact, in this show, you will hear song three times.
Following the dissolution of the Swivels, Tommy joined a new band which included his Swivelling cohorts Bob Miller and John Radcliff. Joined by Dan Jordan and Joe Vallina, Feast of Stephen was a powerhouse of creative original music in the early 1990s. With a rejuvenated lust for music and the production wizardry of Dave McClanahan, who I think I can now safely reveal as The Mad Scientist Club, Feast of Stephen released two killer albums.
Thanks to Mr. McClanahan, we will now hear the music of Feast of Stephen, nineteen songs, directly from the digital masters.
Feast of Stephen
Scratch Out The Belly
Tired of Sinking
Battle With The Sun
Watch Me Plow
Urge To Care
Blinded Baby In A Cage
Revolution (World’s On Fire Tonight)
Season of the Wizard
Escape The Man
In 2007, for episode 23 of the Radio Free Charleston video program, we somehow managed to reunite Feast of Stephen more than fourteen years after they’d last played togher. This was a one-night performance at LiveMix Studio. For the remainder of our show this week, you will hear highlights from that night, including Tommy’s own account of how we pulled it all together.
Feast of Stephen 2007
Tired of Sinking
This show, while packed wall-to-wall with great music, is not one that I wanted to assemble. I would much rather Tommy still be with us. The truth is, I was planning a show featuring the music of Feast of Stephen in the weeks before Tommy left us. I want to thank Dave McClanahan and John Radcliff for their help putting this show together.
I hope we did Tommy proud.