Monday, May 13, 2013

Congratulations to George McArdle

I've always loved the bass playing of former Little River Band member George McArdle. He was the bassist during most of the band's "classic" lineup hits in the mid to late 70s, and in my opinion, a bassist who is vastly underrated. Listen to his playing on the LRB albums "Diamentina Cocktail" and "Sleeper Catcher." Truly tremendous stuff.

After the latter album, George became a Christian and left to go to Bible college. I recently became aware that he has now released a solo album, and can't wait to check it out. Find out more here at his official website.

While the classic LRB lineup was able to play together in 2004 when they were inducted into the ARIA Music Awards hall of fame, the original members of the band lost the rights to the name in a legal wrangle. It's ironic, because the guys who wrote the songs, sang the glorious harmonies and played the music can't use or tour under that name. I still hold out hope that somehow we could see the classic lineup play together again. But in the meantime, congratulations to George for not only his accomplishment in getting an album out, but also for his testimony for Christ through the years.

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