Posted: Jul 4, 2006 10:20 pm
Got this email from Billy Miller last night:
Hey Joe - I saw your post of Bob Seger on Goner site. The "black women" backing vocals on RGM are provided by none other than everyone's hero future Eagle Glenn Frey. We were able to use Frey's garage record (and pic of him wth a Beatle haircut) by the Mushrooms on our Friday At The Hideot album, but the Seger stuff was bought up by Cameo in the 60s and is now owned by Abkco who won't license it. That's the ONLY reason that stuff's not out. Cameo signed ? and Mysterians, Rationals, Terry Knight and the Pack all out of the same Detroit scene. We did get to use cool pics of Seger's teen bands on the album and he plays on the Omens cuts that we used, but no-go on his own early cuts. Miriam's old boss Marty Thau was Cameo's promo man on Seger's great Heavy Music, but the company folded as it was climbing the charts.