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Travers, Pat (Band) - 1979 Go For What You Know: Live

ARTIST: Travers, Pat (Band)
ALBUM: Go For What You Know (Live)
LABEL: Polydor
SERIAL: PD-1-6202
YEAR: 1979
CD REISSUE: 1993, Polydor, 841 904-2


LINEUP: Pat Travers - vocals, guitars * Pat Thrall - guitars, vocals * Pete 'Mars' Cowling - bass * Tommy Aldridge - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Hooked On Music * 02 Gettin' Betta * 03 Go All Night * 04 Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) * 05 Stevie * 06 Makin' Magic * 07 Heat In The street * 08 Makes No Difference

WEBLINKS: www.pattravers.com

Pat is a Canadian guitar hero, straddling the fence between heavy rock and blues. Born in Toronto and starting out by playing in a blues style, Pat took matters into his own hands by venturing over to England to commence his solo career there. Armed with a demo, an amp and an assortment of pedals, he soon caught the interest of Polydor, and not long after his first album came out. Essentially a power trio to start with (Cowling plus drummer Roy Dykes), Travers was soon making inroads throughout the UK. With live performances and a number of albums under his belt. He moved back to North America in the late seventies upon the birth of the punk movement in the UK. By now he had Thrall and Aldridge in tow, and the sound had become commercial heavy rock.

The Songs
Playing live was seen as one of Travers strengths, which saw the live set 'Go For What You Know' released in 1979, and duly become his best selling album. Radio lapped it up during that year, and saw the track 'Boom Boom Out Go The Lights' become a station favourite. Some of Travers better known material such as 'Makin' Magic', 'Heat In The Street' and 'Stevie' get the real live and raw treatment. The combination of Travers blues rock and Thralls' fusion style worked a treat, and allowed both of them some lateral movement in a live situation.

In Summary
The pick of his albums would be this one; his second 'Makin Magic' from 1977, and 'Crash And Burn' from 1980. Though he is still occasionally playing, it is in a traditional blues style, and a far cry from his glory days material of the seventies. Still, his albums are worth tracking down, and relatively easy to obtain too.

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#1 | sabace on March 30 2006 14:43:16
cracking live lp what a band!
#2 | Jez on January 27 2007 12:13:20
I went to see Pat Travers live the same year this one came out (one of my first ever gigs), and as a result, played the hell out of this. Definately Mr. Travers at his peak along with his incredible band aswell. A real shame this was only released as a single 40 odd minute disc, as the whole show was superb from start to finish. Still it's here for posterity, so we should be thankful for that. Blues Rock at it's best, on one of the seminal live albums ever released, period!. SUPERB
#3 | vinyldinosaurus on February 26 2008 15:20:46
I saw PT in the late 80s when he had Jerry Riggs in the band on second guitar. Awesome show!
#4 | Eric on June 18 2008 02:18:44
Little known fact- Travers was a big XTC fan and actually asked Andy Partridge to join his band around 1978.
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