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[Magazine] Pelo #7 (1970) Mike Gibbins interview

Pelo:   Argentina monthly magazine 
 
Pelo #7 (1970)     Daniel Ripoll interview Badfinger drummer Mike Gibbins 
Pelo #007 (1970) mike
Pelo interview Badfinger drummer Mike Gibbins 1970
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最初は Ringo Starr へのinterviewが許可されていたんだけど、予約時間に Ringo の移動が間に合わずにcancelled。 Mike に回ってきたらしい。 
 
cover: Ringo Starr 
Pelo #007 (1970)
 

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[Magazine] Record Collector (2005)

Record Collector #317 (December 2005) 
Record Collector #317 Dec 2005 Mike f
Record Collector #317 Dec 2005 Mike c
 
cover: Kate Bush 
Record Collector #317 Dec 2005 cover
 

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Mike Gibbins が描いた絵

 
Faded Glory mike
by Mike Gibbins
Music Life (August 1974) Mike
 

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[eBay] Badfinger Reel to Reel Tape of Last Album Head First

[eBay][eBay][eBay] Badfinger Reel to Reel Tape of Last Album Head First 
Badfinger Demo Reel to Reel Tape Head First
Badfinger Demo Reel to Reel Tape Head First t

Badfinger Demo Reel to Reel Tape of Last Album "Head First"  Extremely Rare 
Very, very rare copy of Badfinger's last album “Head First” on a reel to reel half-track demo tape given to management and band members only in 1975, recorded at 3 Savile Row Apple Studio in December 1974, in London, England.  I do not own copyrights and it should not be bootlegged. 

It was mixed at the Record Plant in California by Kiss producers Kerner and Wise, and only a handful of copies were made.  I have never seen another one, much less one for sale. 

The tape was given to me in late June, 1977. I was already in England for a family reunion, and traveled to Swansea to search out them out, they were one of my favorite groups.  I got to meet Pete Ham’s brother, John, who introduced me to Mike Gibbins, and we got together several times at his flat and other places in Swansea. 

This tape has nine songs on it, and though Mike wrote down ten titles on the cover, one of his own songs is missing from the lineup. It is a Sony brand tape, or at least the reel says so, in a Record Plant box, and contains one of several mixes of their last album, “Head First.”  Joining Pete Ham, Tom Evans, and Mike Gibbins to make this recording was English musician and songwriter, Bob Jackson, who had just replaced Joey Molland, and contributed songs for the recording session.  It was rush-recorded from December 1-14, in 1974.

Mike said he liked this mix better than some of the others he had heard, and told me to share it, because it would likely never come out, due to the legal complications. But he also joked also not to bootleg it, of course, and as instructed, I did make copies from time to time to give to Badfinger fans I ran into. 

He was right about the release being problematic, it was star-crossed with a complicated history, and it would be advisable to consult Wikipedia for the complete story.  Most of the songs did come out later at various times in various guises in limited releases, and always under a legal cloud.

The box is a bit banged up, but it has only been played a couple of times. I wrote A.I.R. on the box for some reason, because Mike Gibbins mentioned A.I.R Studio when he gave it to me, that is the famous London studio owned by George Martin at the time.  But it was not recorded there or mixed there, according to research, and I don’t know why I put it on the box.

The masters were sent out to the San Francisco location of Record Plant to be mixed down. But then Warner Brothers rejected the album because there were missing funds, due to fraud by Badfinger manager, Stan Polley.  To add insult to injury, the master tapes were lost over time. 

Rolling Stone magazine called it one of the greatest lost rock masterpieces of all time, and the evidence is in the extraordinary and haunting music, excellent songwriting, and harmonies unequaled in music history.  
 
 
 
 No Matter What a tribute to the music of Badfinger (Apr 30, 2016) 
 [お便りコーナー 4] スウォンジー、1977年6月 
 

[Magazine] Ugly Things #40 (Fall/Winter 2015)

Ugly Things #40 (Fall/Winter 2015) 
Ugly Things #40 FallWinter 2015

Replacement drummer for Mike Gibbins (Spring 1972) 
Stu Boy King (The Dictators 1973-75) was interviewed by Ugly Things magazine in in 2015.
He somehow got acquainted with Stan Polley. Polley hooked him up with Badfinger. Stu Boy was living in Bandfinger's recording studio for a period of time and the band seemed interested in hiring him as a drummer. They backed off because of potential visa/travel complications. 
Ugly Things #40 Stu Boy King
 
 
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Punk magazine #11 (October/November 1977) by John Holmstrom 
Punk #11 1977
(1973) The Dictators put out ads and auditioned drummers and chose Stu Boy King, mostly because he had a nice set of drums and a rich millionaire detective father. 
 
 
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Martin H. Samuel 
4度目のUSツアーの開始1ヶ月前、Mike Gibbins が一時 Badfinger を抜けた時(May - Jul 1972)、オーディションを受けたひとり。 
 
When Badfinger were auditioning for a Mike Gibbins replacement, Martin H. Samuel managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by failing to own up to being a songwriter. He'd been conditioned into believing bands didn't want song-writing drummers so, when asked by Pete Ham, he denied he was skilled in such ways not knowing that they wanted an all-writing band. 
 

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Mike Gibbins gif

Michael George 'Mike' Gibbins (March 12, 1949 – October 4, 2005) 






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