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BiLLY RANCHER & THE UNREAL GODS

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featuring:

"The Goddess a Go-Go"

(Celeste & Candyce here)

News Wave (and Ska)

The Summer of 1982 finds Billy Rancher and The Unreal Gods bursting at the seams of their Pacific NorthWest stronghold, Portland, Oregon. Billy built the band for greatness and the Unreal Gods are ready to make their move on the big time. It's either New York, Los Angeles or both. In October, the band is playing gigs in suburban New Jersey. Bruce Springsteen offers words of encouragement and the suggestion of recording at New York's legendary Power Station. Three days and five songs later, Billy and the Unreal Gods are captured at their creative peak. Clive Davis hears the results and signs the band to Arista Records. For thirty-five years, these recordings have sat in the vaults, a snapshot in time. Boom Chuck Partners consisting of Astrid Rancher, Billy Flaxel, Jon DuFresne, Dave Stricker and Alf Rider(Wolf) aka Alf Delia. They have pooled their resources and energies to bring these recordings back to the public, re-mastered by the original Power Station engineer, Larry Alexander and produced by Joe Delia.

 

 
 
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"UPSTROKE DOWN"

by Billy Rancher & The Unreal Gods
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LADIES and GENTLEMEN and ALL PERSONS OF INTEREST:
Billy Rancher and The Unreal Gods present:
"THE UPSTROKE DOWN JAM" at Music Millennium on December 11th at 6PM

Just in from SP Clarke:
The Boom Chuck All Stars have a strong half hour or so of Billy related material lined up at our end (w/Houston, Dave Wabba Held, Evan Schlaes (he's doing Girlfriends' Drawers on accordion), and 3-piece "Boom Chuck AllStars" backup), with Party By Myself as our closer.

In addition, my daughter, WillowStar Delia will be playing a few tunes. Please direct message me here if you wish to play. (Alf)
I hope Rod Battista will play, Lenny Rancher said he will do it, Houston Bolles, maybe Heidi Hellbender. Mick Boyt is sound and stage manager. . Terry Currier has us down for an hour starting at 6 pm. He said it is extendable to add more artists. I hope David Jack Jester can make it to do a projection. It's all about single or at the most duo performances with vocals and guitars. We are hoping that people will do their own take on Billy's tunes or just play their own original tunes.