Terry Kath.... holy sheet!!

DavGrape

Southeast
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2012
Messages
28,648
Reaction score
83,073
Chicago V & VI had the coolest covers... (they should have given albums names after those)
VI was printed on nice stock, the engraving was raised, musta been pricey.

R-709479-1156209693.jpeg.jpg
 

zeplin

Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2009
Messages
67
Reaction score
206
Let that post sink in everybody. Eight records. Eight. Most bands can't put together two. Chicago was a helluva band and Terry a one of a kind player and singer.

I believe the first four were double albums.
 

MikeyTheCat

Silver Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2014
Messages
23,247
Reaction score
45,488
I believe the first four were double albums.

The first three were. Let that sink in. A new band that was releasing double albums, three in under three years, and released an album a year from 1969 to 1980. In 10 years they produced gold records, number one songs and albums on a yearly basis.
I hate to think how much coke they were doing.
 

zeplin

Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2009
Messages
67
Reaction score
206
The first three were. Let that sink in. A new band that was releasing double albums, three in under three years, and released an album a year from 1969 to 1980. In 10 years they produced gold records, number one songs and albums on a yearly basis.
I hate to think how much coke they were doing.

Yeah the fourth was a live double album.
 

Freddy G

V.I.P. Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2007
Messages
17,345
Reaction score
46,702
Love how he's just too impatient when the drummer's hardware malfunction was getting sorted out....he just starts playing without him. And then that solo....holy cats! I'm thinking there might have been some Peruvian marching powder involved.....just a guess
 

MikeyTheCat

Silver Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2014
Messages
23,247
Reaction score
45,488
Yeah the fourth was a live double album.

Who does that and how insane was the record company for letting them?
They were definitely in the deep end of writing, singing and playing pool.
 

dspelman

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2009
Messages
11,626
Reaction score
8,356
Okay, I haven't read the entire thread, but I thought I'd bring something to all y'all's attention:

If you haven't yet discovered these guys, maybe you should.

Leonid & Friends is a russian-based bunch that started out doing Chicago covers (well, just one at first) and who have done most of the early CTA album (CTA stands for Chicago Transit Authority, but since there was a real Chicago Transit Authority who objected, CTA became just...Chicago). The LP player does Kath note for note, and they have one of the most gorgeous female singers (added on in slightly later iterations of the band) on this planet (Buzina Kseniya Yurievna ).

They've actually been to the US and were planning to make a small tour this past year, but, you know...

The horn section changes occasionally, but they're amazing. The drummer is an absolute machine. The bass player is Leonid, and is the money behind the group, and is the guy who's been madly in love with Chicago's music forever. On occasion they bring in an entire string section, and those kids have a ton of fun with music that was old before they were born. Awesome.
 

Danelectro

V.I.P. Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2007
Messages
4,073
Reaction score
6,898
Leonid and Friends are an amazing band. They’re every bit as good in concert as they are in the video above. I saw them at a local casino before COVID hit and I had plans to see them again last summer, but of course that didn’t happen. I highly recommend catching a show once things get back to normal.
 

mdittman

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2015
Messages
255
Reaction score
600
I've always liked Chicago's 25 or 6 to 4 in fact that's my favorite song of theirs. I didn't realize that CTA was the early version of Chicago. I'm a man is KILLER!!

Terry I finally discovered. Holy hell where have I've been. This guy rips, awesome rythm and sings like he has the soul of a 80 year old bluesman.


What's more amazing is that he did many of his finest solos on a Les Paul Professional. Who said those low impedance pickups can't rock. It also explains why he was so strongly built. They weigh a ton.
terrykath5.jpg
 

thewonders

Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2021
Messages
49
Reaction score
56
Okay, I haven't read the entire thread, but I thought I'd bring something to all y'all's attention:

If you haven't yet discovered these guys, maybe you should.

Leonid & Friends is a russian-based bunch that started out doing Chicago covers (well, just one at first) and who have done most of the early CTA album (CTA stands for Chicago Transit Authority, but since there was a real Chicago Transit Authority who objected, CTA became just...Chicago). The LP player does Kath note for note, and they have one of the most gorgeous female singers (added on in slightly later iterations of the band) on this planet (Buzina Kseniya Yurievna ).

They've actually been to the US and were planning to make a small tour this past year, but, you know...

The horn section changes occasionally, but they're amazing. The drummer is an absolute machine. The bass player is Leonid, and is the money behind the group, and is the guy who's been madly in love with Chicago's music forever. On occasion they bring in an entire string section, and those kids have a ton of fun with music that was old before they were born. Awesome.


I've seen several of their videos. These guys are really tight and very good.
 

judson

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2016
Messages
6,360
Reaction score
9,932
TK was a monster player, never forget first time hearing him as a kid...saw him someplace in Wash DC, again maybe years later...

any place onlne to watch the documentary as a free bee...or really just trying to make it easy for myself and others here...

sad story as we know how its ends...but his playing will be around forever :)
 

TheWelder

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2011
Messages
2,498
Reaction score
4,310
Terry Kath was an incredible player as were all the guys in that band. Chicago Transit Authority is such an awesome album. I've got an original copy on vinyl and it is one of the best sounding records I own.
 

Latest Threads



Top