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Thursday, April 26, 2012

W is for Winterhawk

Winterhawk is a Native American rock band founded in the 70s. While most of my music finds are from fellow Heepsters (after all, Uriah Heep fans have great taste), I found Winterhawk actually on my own a few years ago. It was one of those recommendation that pops up when you buy CDs on Amazon and eBay. The CD I bought upon recommendation was Electric Warriors/Dog Soldiers, one of those 2 on 1 deals. While I try to not judge a book by its cover, I must admit the picture of four long-haired guys dressed in an interesting mixture of Native American garb and jeans appealed to me and made me check out what's inside.

Now, my digging turned up videos, biographies and discographies by another Winterhawk, or what I presume is another band by the same name (from Chicago) because the band members are totally different. Even website info seems confusing and seems to mix up the discographies. The Native American band Winterhawk is from San Francisco and does not have an official website, or much info really, but the members were:

Nik Alexander (vocals, guitar), Frank J. Diaz de Leon (bass, vocals), Alfonso Morris Kolb (drums), Frankie Joe (guitar), Jon Gibson (drums, vocals), Doug Love (bass, vocals)

I don't have the CD anymore, but I do remember the songs and thanks to YouTube, I am able to share some from the right band, although their best stuff (Loser, Crazy, We are the People, Warrior's Road) is not on there. Too bad they lack exposure and that even with the best technology you can't always get what you want.

Winterhawk - Restaurant (Electric Warriors - 1979) 



Winterhawk - Selfish Man





Custer's Dyin'






Winterhawk - Black Whiskey



4 comments:

Glory Lennon said...

Amazing! Where do you find these bands? Another one I never heard of.

Shannon King said...

Very cool...thanks for sharing...visiting from A to Z Challenge, thanks for the informative post

Red said...

I remember these guys. My dad had Electric Warriors. Cool choice for W, Alex.
Red.

Alexandra Heep said...

Red, your dad is/was a cool guy.