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Louisiana-based rock band The Radiators, often also referred to as The New Orleans Radiators, are best known for incorporating traditional music elements of their native city in more mainstream R&B and rock styles. Their sound has been famous for its rather funky, bouncy variety of swamp-rock that they have call ‘fish-head’ music. Though the group did not accomplish any major commercial success, making limited appearances on charts, they certainly made it big as a party band of a party town. Their thrilling live shows and danceable beats combined with a relentless touring routine brought them a strong following and much admiration from their peers. The band, which OffBeat magazine described as the most successful and longest rock act from New Orleans, called it quits in 2011 to the disappointment of their longtime fans. Quite incredibly, the band comprised of its original 1978 lineup when it disbanded, which is a rare feat in the world of rock. In a matter of a year however, the group announced its plan for The Radiators Reunion performance, prompting hard core fans to hurriedly book The Radiators Reunion tickets.
The band that is soon to perform The Radiators Reunion, comprises of Ed Volker as keyboardist, songwriter and vocalist; Dave Malone as guitarist and vocalist; Camile Baudoin as guitarist; Reggie Scanlan as bass guitarist and Frank Bua as percussionist and drummer. They came together in early 1978, following a jam session at Volker’s garage. Before that they were all involved in different bands with Baudin, Bua and Volker playing for the Rhapsodizers, while Scanlan and Malone were playing in Road Apple. The five artists instantly realized their rapport, jamming for five straight hours after which they all quit their previous groups the very next day.
The Radiators Reunion artists proudly wore their influences in concerts. While their albums have mostly featured songs written by Volker alongside other members, their shows have often included a broad range of music written by other musician such as The Meters, Jelly Roll Morton, Earl King, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John as well as Professor Longhair. Many of these artists have performed with The Radiators at some point. The group has also played songs associated traditionally with Mardi Gras or New Orleans such as St. James Infirmary Blues and Iko Iko. From the blues genre, they played standards by Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Jimmy Reed, among others. They have also covered some early day rock n roll tunes and R&B musicians like Mose Allison, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley.
The biggest influence on the band came from outside New Orleans, including pop music from the sixties as well as the seventies. Most represented artists in their repertoire have been fellow swamp-rockers J.J. Cale and Creedance Clearwater Revival, as well as mainstream acts like Little Feat, Jesse Winchester, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Allman Brothers, The Doors, Taj Mehal, Eric Clapton, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Parliament Funkadelic and The Beatles. In addition, the Radiators also covered songs by eighties acts like Elvis Costello and Talking Head, although they were performed less frequently.
The band, which will next perform at The Radiators Reunion, released their last album in 2009 called The Lost Southlake Sessions. Their other albums include Dreaming Out Loud, The Radiators vs. Earth: the First 25, The Radiators, Live at Great American Hall, New Dark Ages, Bucket of Fish, Total Evaporation, Law of the Fish, Sanfu 10-31-’91, Zig-Zaggin’ Through Ghostland, Heat Generation and Work Done on Premises. Besides these the group released three compilation albums: Wild and Free, The Best of Radiators: Songs from Ancient Furnace, and Party On. The band’s reunion has stirred quite a bit of havoc among their hard-rock fans, so hurry to book some cheap The Radiators Reunion tickets, before they are all hogged.