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Friday, September 15, 2023

Diamondback - Diamondback (1974 canada, fantastic blues brass rock, 2008 remaster)

In the midst of the uncertainty in the future of McKenna-Mendelson Mainline, band members McKenna and Nolasco put together this side project supergroup which also featured Scott “Professor Piano” Cushnie (Robbie Lane & The Disciples), Endersby (The Tripp, Maple Oak), and Smith (Ugly Ducklings). The band would record an entire album for Atlantic Records but the label only released on single before scrapping the full LP. Pacemaker Entertainment managed to salvage the record and finally issued it in 2008; Cushnie died in August 2018. 

1. How Many More Years (Chester Burnett) - 6:42
2. Good Old Days - 2:39
3. One Track Open - 4:26
4. Just My Way Of Loving You (Mike McKenna) - 4:14
5. Wait My Time (Mike McKenna) - 2:36
6. Better Days (Howard Smith) - 3:31
7. Ramblin' Man (Mike McKenna) - 3:45
8. Boogie The Night Away - 3:07
9. Save Yourself - 2:32
10.This Old Train - 2:56
All songs by Scott Cushnie except where stated

*Scott Cushnie - Keyboards
*Stan Endersby - Guitar
*Mike McKenna - Vocals, Guitar
*Tony Nolasco - Drums
*Howie Smith - Bass
*Jack Zaza - Saxophone
*Donnie Walsh - Blues Harp
*Danny McBride - Guitars
*Mickey McCallum - Congas
*Stan Endersby - Rhythm Guitar, Backup Vocals

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