Ep 678: Don Dixon on Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Celebrating the Winston-Salem Sound
Written by admin on April 17, 2021
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, Producer, Musician, Innovator (and sometimes actor) Don Dixon talks with Chris about a new live album featuring him, Chris Stamey, Mitch Easter and several people out of the Winston-Salem music scene of the late 70s and 80s titled: Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Celebrating the Winston-Salem Sound. It’s a live recording of a special 2018 concert featuring members of what has been dubbed “The Combo Corner.”
The album is due out on May 7th; the performance featured original members of bands including Arrogance, Little Diesel, Sacred Irony, and Rittenhouse Square â€”including Mitch Easter (Letâ€™s Active); Peter Holsapple, Will Rigby, and Chris Stamey (the dBâ€™s); singers Don Dixon, Dale Smith, Lynn Blakey, Bob Northcott; and many others â€” as they played together on May 12, 2018, at Winston-Salemâ€™s Ramkat club. With the added excellence of the Occasional Orchestra (live strings, percussion, and brass), music direction by Doug Davis (Vagabond Saintsâ€™ Society), and stops along the way for affectionate renditions of then-favorites by Bubble Puppy, the Easybeats, the Music Machine, the Electric Prunes, the Beatles, and even Kool and the Gang, there is a lot for music lovers to appreciate in Yesterday’s Tomorrow.
We also play tracks from Josef K, Adrian Bellew, Noiseworks, Blondie and more classic alternative artists