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Magic Christian played shows last weekend in San Francisco and San Jose, with another new rhythm section....Chris Von Sneidern on bass/backing vocals(!) and Prairie Prince on drums. Per Cyril Jordan, Eddie Munoz (Plimsouls) and Clem Burke (Blondie), their rhythm section for the past 3 years plus, are out. (Clem's currently playing with Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers. Prairie was MC's original drummer back in '04-'06)

Very intriguing possibilities with Chris VS now in the band. I understand he sang one verse of "I Saw Her Standing There" each show last week, and combined with Cyril/Paul Kopf for even better Beatles-esque harmonies. He also, needless to say, is a great songwriter, with a wealth of killer solo material the band could use if it chooses to. (Chris has a new album in the can that should be released soon.) Interested in seeing how this new version of the band plays out.

P.S. A sad state of the current affairs of music in this country, where the creators of (per Popdude's book "Shake Some Action") the #6 and 23 all-time best power pop albums (CVS's "Big White Lies" and the Flamin' Groovies' "Shake Some Action", respectively) have trouble getting decent-paying gigs and/or record labels......

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Keith - I talked to Cyril about 3 weeks ago, and asked him if Magic Christian was doing any more upcoming shows. He said that after the 3/12 and 3/13 shows, he and Roy Loney would be going into intense rehearsals for their April shows with The A-Bones in Europe (billed at one fest in England as The Flamin' Groovies). Roy, Cyril & The 'Bones will be doing 1 warmup gig in NYC (Bell House in Brooklyn) on April 21, then flying to England. He promised more Magic Christian shows later this year, but specified no dates or venues.

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