"The Radiators are a legend whose live performances are sacred text to a dedicated audience that collects and trades tapes as faithfully as the most ardent followers of the Grateful Dead."
--John Swenson, Offbeat Magazine
"The band plays a hypnotic blend of Southern rock - they refer to it as 'Fish-Head Music' - further proof that New Orleans has some more musical history to make."
-- Rolling Stone
"The Radiators - America's best unknown band."
-- High Times
"If The Radiators ever happen to be playing in your town, they would be an act well worth catching."
"The Rads came through at the Ritz and sent their fans dancing off through the night."
--New York Daily News
"Their road show is a spicy blend of down home good time rock and roll with a heavy emphasis on rhythms."
"Few [bands] walk the line between nice and rough and nice and easy with the smooth steam of The Radiators."
Against all odds, The Radiators have kept their original line up together for 25 years, bringing their New Orleans-infused blend of swamp rock and rhythm and blues to fans throughout the United States and Europe. With a constantly changing "book" of more than 300 original songs, as well as hundreds more covers, The Radiators never play the same show twice. As a result, they are followed around the country by a devoted group of "Fishheads," who use meetings at live shows and the internet to discuss various aspects of the band's music.
As The Radiators' sound and stage show have been influenced by jam bands of the sixties and seventies such as The Grateful Dead and the Allman Bros. Band, so have younger jam bands of the nineties and beyond listed The Radiators as a major influence. Members of Phish, Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors, Widespread Panic and Gomez have paid tribute to The Radiators in interviews and on stage.
With their eponymous twelfth release (their sixth complete studio album), The Radiators have made what may be their best album ever. The Radiators contains twelve original songs that range from the moody intensity of "These Fugitive Dreams" to the funky feel of "Driver" to the country twang of "I Don't Speak Love." Although it is rare for rock and pop musicians to take a step forward once out of their twenties, The Radiators have done just that, with the help of Grammy-winning producer Jim Gaines. Perhaps most famous for his work on Santana's Supernatural, Gaines has also produced and/or engineered work by acts as diverse as Blues Traveler, Journey, Huey Lewis, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Luther Allison, and Coco Montoya.
Gaines says, "I've wanted to work with The Radiators since I first heard their music in the eighties. They represent the best traditions of the hippie band. That's what made the Dead what they were. That spirit is what makes contemporary bands like Blues Traveler, Phish and The Radiators so great."
The band consists of: Ed Volker, keyboards and vocals, founder and principal writer; Dave Malone, guitars, vocals and songs; Camile Baudoin, guitars; Reggie Scanlan, bass; and Frank Bua, drums. Although the members have played as sidemen with New Orleans legends Professor Longhair, Dr. John, James Booker and Earl King, they are best known for their 25 years on the road and in the studio as The Radiators.
The Radiators Fact Sheet
Hometown New Orleans, Louisiana
Personnel Camile Baudoin, Guitars
Frank Bua, Drums
Dave Malone, Guitars, Vocals
Reggie Scanlan, Bass
Ed Volker, Keyboards, Vocals
1980 Work Done On Premises (Croaker)
1981 Heat Generation (Croaker)
1987 Law Of the Fish (Epic)
1989 Zigzagging Through Ghostland (Epic)
1991 Total Evaporation (Epic)
1992 SNAFU (Croaker)
1994 Bucket Of Fish (Croaker)
1995 Party On (Sony Music)
1995 New Dark Ages (W.A.R.)
1997 Songs From the Ancient Furnace (Epic)
1998 Live At the Great American Music Hall
2001 The Radiators (Rattlesby Records)
2002 New Dark Ages(reissue)(Rattlesby/Croaker)
2002 Bucket of Fish(reissue)(Rattlesby/Croaker)
COMING OCT.2003--25TH ANNIVERSARY BOXED SET
Hit Tracks "Confidential" (top 5 R&R Rock track)
"Doctor Doctor" (top 10 R&R Rock track)
"Like Dreamers Do" (top 10 R&R Rock track)
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Check out the artist's website:
1. Deep in My Voodoo
2. I Don't Speak Love
5. Long Way Down
6. These Fugitive Dreams
7. You Can't Keep No Secrets From the Holy Ghost
8. The Wrong Road
9. Falling Through the Bottom Line
10. Salty Jane
11. Crazy Mona
12. Untouched By Human Hands