I was on the hunt in the shed looking for some bits to make the synth stand three tier when I came across a box of stored tapes and papers so I got side-tracked and sat with them for an hour. Most of things in the box weren’t of any great value until I came across a sealed package that contained a cassette of demo’s that Steve Hill (Bloodrock’s keyboard player) had sent me along with a hand written note plus photo’s – to say I was stoked to relocate them would be an understatement so now they are locked up safe in the cupboard, I did however transfer the tape to the PC through the trusty Behringer mixer so it lost nothing of its sound quality.
Listening to it while recording it re-affirmed that Stevie was a brilliant keyboard player and writer, and is sadly missed – I can happily say he was a friend and shall never be forgotten “Cheers Mate”
Oh and before you even consider asking if you can have a copy, forget it – you’ll have two chances and they are bugger all and none!
Bloodrock, an oft forgotten band from Ft Worth Texas – forgotten by most but never by me, so much so I named my youngest daugther after the track ‘Jessica’ off Bloodrock 3. Just found some sad news though, Steve Hill, keyboardist extraordinaire has just passed away.
A sad day for me indeed, I spent many an hr on the phone to TX talking music with him, yes I can say I knew him and proudly too.
RIP Stevie, you Jon Lord and Vincent Crane can rock out the B3’s in Heaven.
Bloodrock ‘n’ Rollin’ – from go to whoa and all points in between.
Searching for Bloodrock on the Internet in the early to mid 90’s was like searching for the proverbial needle. Nothing apart from badly written or researched reviews existed on the band that as far as I’m concerned was one of the most progressive of their era.