Here’s the local hit side from this legendary band outta Y-town. I’ve just found out that Pete Pompura, the bassist for the band, recently passed away. Check out the band’s bio page over at Buckeye Beat (link in sidebar) for lots of info & cool pics. R.I.P. Pete.
Back in the 80′s, The Infidels were Kings of the local dive that hosted many punk, alternative or what-ever term describes the music that adorns college radio stations. On a recent post at STEEL STRINGS (see link in side-bar), it’s mentioned the Cedar’s Lounge is closing after 37 yrs in the business. It may move to a new location, but “home” was always Hazel St in Y-town. Sad news as I spent many weekend hours there from the late ’70s to 1990. Lots of great shows, not only local but national and an occasional international as well.
The Infidels ALWAYS packed the place with Jeff (manager) firmly at the door making sure everyone paid a cover However, they never really broke out of the Y-town area. I always thought they had the talent, great tunes and good stage presence but for what ever reason, maybe the curse of the Valley…nothing got them noticed.
The band consisted of David Lisko (guitar, vocals) ; Pete Drivere (lead guitar, vocals) ; John Hlumyk (bass guitar, vocals) and John Koury (drums, vocals)
I recently stumbled across a cool blog highlighting the vast array of rock n roll shows to pass through the Youngstown area. See the STEEL STRINGS link in the site bar and if you are/were from Y-town….stir up some memories of shows you either seen or missed.
Here’s a cut off the rare LP recorded at PEPPERMINT studios in 1974. All info can bee seen on the LP’s back cover.
Stopping in Y-town for the 1967 release by The Uncalled For. Originally appearing on the DOLLIE label, then later on the LAURIE label. This one has been included on several compilation collections.