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Monday, January 24, 2011

Killerwatt (S/T Single)

Killerwatt were from the San Francisco area, I think this may have been their only single. It was produced by Tubes founder, Bill Spooner, On Our way back home is Powerpop, while Main Idol has a harder edge to it. After Killerwatt, Scotland born lead vocalist Ken Cameron, played around LA in various bands, and eventually became the house sound engineer at Madame Wongs in Chinatown until it burned down, he now owns a Guitar and Ukuleles store in Hilo, Hawaii . Bass Player Terry Nails would later go on to bands such as: The Steve Jones Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Bone Angels, and Hard Luck. Keyboard player, Jesse Bradman went on to play with: Eddie Money, Aldo Nova, Keel, and Night Ranger. Drummer, Paul Zahl, went on to The Yanks, and The Flamin' Groovies. I couldn't find anything on Guitarist George Falbo, Here's Ken Camerons MYSPACE PAGE, it has some info, as well as a link to his store. As usual any additional info or corrections are welcome.
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Brainchild Records 1977
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1. On Our Way Back Home
2. Main Idol
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***DOWNLOAD***

10 comments:

Popville said...

Thanks much for this. I thought I knew most of the Bay Area 77-81 bands but this one escaped.

Before The Yanks, Paul Zahl was drummer for the cool SVT with Jack Cassidy (Jefferson Airplane & said Yanks). Their local hit was "Heart of Stone" - well worth hearing if you haven't. On YouTube.

Cheers!

DA said...

Guitarist George Falbo went on to promote thoroughbred race horses, have him contact me, Danny Arthur on FB.

Lucinda Ouart said...

8I have lost touch with George Falbo after he told me he was moving to Florida with his mother. Please have him contact me on FB, also. Name: Lucinda Ouart (that's an "Oh", not "Quart" with a "q"-common mistake)I remember seeing you in George's and yours apartment in Hollywood, CA

Anonymous said...

Hello. Having been many years since I’ve thought of my cousin Georgie and his music, I Googled his name, and surprisingly found a number of links regarding the band. One of those links led me to this blog, and memories of the band. I noticed that you asked if anyone knew of his whereabouts; I want to let you know that unfortunately, Georgie passed in 2000 (age 48) due to complications of diabetes. He was living in Florida, still involved with horses. He’s back home now in NY, buried alongside his father in St. John’s Cemetery in Queens. Thanks for thinking of my cousin; I’m sure he would have appreciated it. Good friends are important. Enjoy the holiday, keep rocking. Anthony Falbo (tonyfalbo222@gmail.com)

Frank Miller said...

Thank You for the info Anthony, sorry to hear about George. I apologize for taking so long to respond, things have been overwhelming for me the past few months. I hope you had a great holiday as well!

Martini said...

Hello all! My name is April Hester and I think my husband Joshua Hester Falbo may be George's son. We have been looking for him, and Josh's mom, Madeia Hester, confirmed he was apart of this band. Anthony we are so sorry to hear of his passing, but we'd love to get in contact with you. Are you in Los Angeles? I will also try emailing you.

Martini said...

I tried to email you Anthony but that address is no longer good for you. Please feel free to contact me at sugamartini@gmail.com or sugamartini@Hotmail.com

hiloguitars said...

Ken Cameron singer from Killerwatt.I ahave tried emailing Anthony and also April Hester but neither emails seem to work. I recently put out a CD with a lot of Killerwatt songs on it with George playing guitar and he co wrote all the songs plus there are pictures of him. Please contact me kenaicameron@yahoo.com

hiloguitars said...

Ken Cameron is now playing in a Band in Hilo Hawaii called Endangered Species featuring Glenn Cornick formely of Jethro Tull on bass, Ken Cameron vocals and guitar, John Fay lead guitar and Jeff Martin Drums

Anonymous said...

Tony. Sorry to hear about George, he was an old friend i met in Los Angeles. I booked his band. Tried to find him many times with no luck. So sad...