January 16, 1972... DEEP PURPLE & BUDDY MILES & URIAH HEEP at Cumberland County Memorial Arena, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
So, I received a request email from Konstantinos Takos, who is a super URIAH HEEP fan and adminstrator - archivist - researcher of giglists at: (official band page) uriah-heep.com - He got in touch after reading on this blog about how I saw URIAH HEEP in 1972 asked if I had any memories of the show.
Flashing back to 1972, I was 15 years old, living in North Carolina. I was a big fan of Deep Purple after hearing their Fireball and In Rock albums. I course loved Jimi Hendrix's "Band Of Gypsys" (1970 album) with the drumming & vocals of Buddy Miles and his tune Them Changes, so I was already ready to buy a ticket (at 5 or 6 dollars) to see the show. The real bonus treat was URIAH HEEP. They were the perfect band to play on the tour with Deep Purple (who were about to release "Machine Head" LP.) The bands shared a common essence of sonics, but each had their own trip. Heep's "Look at Yourself" had come out a few months earlier (September 1971) and my friend Vernon, who is an avid record collector and had turned me onto Deep Purple and he played his copy of Heep's "Look at Yourself" album for me, I had to have my own copy. Plus, I really dug that MIRROR cover design. We went to the show together (with friends) - traveling 45 miles from Laurinburg, NC to Fayetteville, NC.
I remember Heep opened the show and was top notch. At that point, I had only heard "Look At Yourself" album, so I didn't any real expectactions. I remember the band was tight and MICK BOX was nailing it on guitar. As I am writing this flashback it is about 42 years ago, so frankly I don't remember a ton of details... except that I LUVED HEEP. After seeing Heep LIVE in concert, I almost immediately, got "Salisbury" and debut "...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble" albums and by summer the new "Demons & Wizards" release.
Next up that night was the Band Of Gypsys drummer, the legendary BUDDY MILES who delivered a solid fatback funk rock set. He did Them Changes and it was even more funked out than Hendrix version.
Then headliners DEEP PURPLE Mark 2 with now classic line-up of Ritchie Blackmore & Jon Lord & Ian Paice & Ian Gillan & Roger Glover blasted through their set. I knew the songs on several of their studio albums, but it was even better live. I'm so glad I got to witness that line-up.
It appears the Heep/Miles/Purple US 1972 US tour started with two shows in Florida and then one in South Carolina and the one I saw in NC was the 4th gig in that Tour. more info on cities played on that tour via the excellent Uriah Heep gig archive at: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/gigs1972c.php (direct link to Heep 1972 gigs.)
Anyway, that's my flashback memories of that killer show.
ROCK ON - Bill T Miller
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
My brother Greg and MMMOM with 80th birthday carrot cake!
MY MMMOM jamming on my Orgy Of Noise suitcase full if gizmos rig at Bungalow Bill Studios in Asheville, NC in 2013.
ME and MY MOM, laughing with the sunday comics back in late 50s in Virginia via super 8 film footage.
PEOPLE BORN ON JULY 26
1928 – Stanley Kubrick, American director
1934 - MARLENE MILLER, teacher, photographer, artist,
and super Mom to Bill David Greg
1940 – Dobie Gray, American singer-songwriter
1941 – Darlene Love, American singer and actress
1943 – Mick Jagger, English singer-songwriter (Rolling Stones)
1945 – Helen Mirren, English actress
1949 – Roger Taylor, English singer-songwriter, drummer (Queen)
1956 – Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater
1959 – Kevin Spacey, American actor, singer, and producer
1961 – Gary Cherone, American singer-songwriter (Extreme)
1964 – Sandra Bullock, American actress and producer
Saturday, June 21, 2014
flashback to SUMMER SOLSTICE SESSION 2012 - Jason Sandford (Neptune) & Bill T Miller (Orgy Of Noise/OBE)
WET THE TOES by Jason & Bill
Jason Sandford (Neptune) & Bill T Miller (Orgy Of Noise & OBE)
Summer Solstice Sessions 2012 Headroom Studios - Boston.
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DEEP END by Jason & Bill
Monday, May 12, 2014
on this day in history
May 11, 1994
KOF played their debut show.
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KINGS OF FEEDBACK LIVE RAT
* Bill T Miller - Bass, Guitar, Vocals (& Samples)
* Vernon Tart - Vocals, Guitar
* Sean O'Brien - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
* Jeff Cohen - Sampler, Guitar, Vocals
* Peter Schwartz - Drums
* Bob Palombo - Contra Bass
- KOF LIVE RAT PHOTOS by
* Carolyn Corella
* Ciampi Biddle Travis
* Tim May
+ Video edited by BTM & Ziggy @ Headroom Boston
+ Special THANX to KOF stage manager Jon D'Uva
+ Thanx to other bands on the show...
Electric Hellfire Club, High Defience, toxic narcotic and the crew at The Rathskeller in Kenmore Square Boston.
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
MY MMMOM jamming on my Orgy Of Noise suitcase full if gizmos rig at Bungalow Bill Studios in Asheville, NC. She 79 years old in this video shot in summer 2013 and plans are in motion for another jam out for her 80th birthday in July 2014.
ME and MY MOM, laughing with the sunday comics back in late 50s in Virginia via super 8 film footage.
Lots of LOVE forever from your THREE SONS. Bill David Greg.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
BENT 2004 - Circuit Bending Festival's 10th Anniversary - Apri 9th, 2004 with Bill T Miller's Orgy Of Noise.
- BENT - April 9th, 2014 is the 10th anniversary of BENT 2004 circuit bending festival weekend in NYC @ The Tank. I did the very first opening welcome mini-set to kick it off and later did a full on solo BTM ORGY OF NOISE set... joining in with me were Thomas Uliasz on bent gtr & Peter Edwards bent french speak & Benjamin Miller bent animal train. The legendary father of circuit-bending, Reed Ghazala declined to join in to jam, but did grab a front row seat for my show and was generous with his time and knowledge throughout the festival. Sheri Hausey & Jon Strymish & Derek Sajbel were on hand shooting photos & video and in the audience were future OON collaborators, Reg Bloor & Glenn Branca. The festival was a virtual who's who of the state of BENT circa 2004. Much respect and THANX to all who were there.
Orgy Of Noise - Bill T Miller at BENT 2004
Black & White film photos by Jon Strymish.
SEE MORE PHOTOS
BTM OON BENT RIG
shot by Jon Strymish
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Monday, March 24, 2014
featuring Don Buchla - electronic instruments
Nannick Buchla - piano
Joel Davel - percussion
iPhone Photos by Bill T Miller at billtmiller.com/buchla
DON BUCHLA sharing his BUCHLA 200e System
Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments
Friday, March 14, 2014
NOISE NIGHT! Circuit Bent Electronic JAM OUT @ Artisan's Asylum
in Somerville/Boston on March 21, 2014 with Host Jimmie P. Rodgers
Friday, March 21 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Artisan's Asylum 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
THANX to ALL who were there. SEE PIX & VIDS
NEXT CONFIRMED NOISE NIGHT is MAY 16, 2014.
Like to make strange sounds? Like to make things that make strange sounds? Come by this free social night to share your circuit bent toys, synths, and other crazy ELECTRONIC instruments. There will be a show-&-tell, performances, and a jam session to cap it all off.
* Official site: http://NoiseNight.com
* Host Jimmie P. Rodgers: http://jimmieprodgers.com
* Bill T Miller: http://billtmiller.com/noisenight
+ FACEBOOK INVITATION
All skill levels from curious listener to full on performer & electronics inventor are welcome. Just show up. If you just want to hang out and watch listen learn you don't have to bring anything but yourself.
Bill T Miller / Orgy Of Noise suitcase rig for NOISE NIGHT. OrgyOfNoise.com
Monday, February 24, 2014
Joined in for return of NOISE NIGHT electronics circuit bent jam out at Artisan's Asylum.
NoiseNight.com & http://billtmiller.com/noisenight/
Photos by Sheri Hausey & Bill T Miller
NOISE NIGHT 2014
Video by Keith Simmons
Bill T Miller & host Jimmie P. Rodgers
* see more pix from Noise Night 2014 *
Right after jamming NOISE NIGHT at Artisan's Asylum, we went to see Axemunkee & Tsumami of Sound down the street at Sally O'Briens.
AXEMUNKEE at Sally O'Briens in Somerville/Boston. Guitarist Cathy Capozzi and band always deliver. Over the years I have been lucky enough to do remixes of Axemunkee and also have members join in for my Orgy Of Noise band gigs. Axemunkee.com & http://billtmiller.com/axemunkee
TSUNAMI OF SOUND (with Cameo Girls Cha Cha and Michelle) at Sally O'Briens in Sommerville/Boston. First time seeing ToS and thought the band was super solid. Great drumming and gtr/bass picking and groovy go go dancers. Their covers of The Munsters & Hawaii Five-O TV themes and their ToS originals were killer. tsunamiofsound.com
Thursday, February 20, 2014
NOISE NIGHT 2014... electronics hacker/circuit bender JIMMIE P. RODGERS is hosting NOISE NIGHT - THIS FRIDAY, February 21st at (new location) Artisan's Asylum in Somerville/Boston - 7-11pm.
Bill T Miller & Jimmie P. Rodgers
Photo by Eric Bauman for Boston Phoenix
"That's right Noise Night is back! We’ll be meeting up every month at Artisan’s Asylum to share, jam, bend, and above all make some noise. Bring your circuit bent toys, synths, or anything else you’ve got that makes noise and join in on the fun."
Robin Amos & Bill T Miller & Deftly-D
Photo by Sheri Hausey
I (Bill T Miller) will be there once again with some circuit bent toys to join in the fun. Last Noise Night series was back in 2008-2009. see pix/videos of past Noise Nights at: billtmiller.com/noisenight
(L-R) Mitchel Ahern & Ted Read & Bill T Miller
& Wayne Wylupski & Jimmie P. Rodgers
Photo by Varun Mehta
Host Jimmie P. Rodgers
Photo by Bill T Miller
more detailed info about NOISE NIGHT 2014 & Jimmie P. Rogers & Artisan's Asylum at: NoiseNight.com
Friday, February 14, 2014
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SEE Bill T Miller's DISCOGRAPHY
In the recent years (last decade) BTM's focus has been more on AUDIO/VIDEO releases and ALL of his VIDEOS are available online via YouTube at: BTMTV.com. Several DVDs are available, mostly focusing on his band ORGY OF NOISE. Online LIVE Streaming Web Broadcasts via the BTM TV & RADIO Network pop up on occasion.
BTM started playing in band in mid-60s and has been a professional recording engineer producer since mid-70s, but didn't start releasing his won music as artist until 1989. So this ENTIRE BTM DISCOGRAPHY is a lifetime of work being shared as a gift for you. PLEASE SHARE.
MORE NFO at: MP3ORGY.com & billtmiller.com
* INSECT ARK = Dana Schechter on bass, lap steel, keyboards, programming in concert at O'Brien's in Allston/Boston on 01.16.14. more pix at: http://billtmiller.com/insectark/
* William Shatner Live on Stage in "Shatner's World, We Just Live In It!" - Zeiterion Theatre - New Bedford, MA - 01.24.14.
* Burnkit2600 at OBERON in Cambridge/Boston with Talk N3rdy To M3! - 01.24.14.
* MINIBEAST (Peter Prescott) at A Benefit for Somerville Local First @ Regent Theatre Arlington/Boston on 02.09.14.
* MISSION OF BURMA at A Benefit for Somerville Local First @ Regent Theatre Arlington/Boston on 02.09.14. See past MOB photos at: http://billtmiller.com/mob.roger/
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY CUPCAKES!
ALL PHOTOS Shot on iPhone by Bill T Miller. see more BTM PIX: http://billtmiller.com/photos/
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
New Year's Day 2005 Orgy Of Noise Recording Session Flashback with BTM, Wisteriax, Twink, Tippi & Sheri.
WISTERIAX & TWINK & BTM - Orgy Of Noise
INSIDE OUTSIDER SESSIONS...
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Great memories of an ORGY OF NOISE with BTM (Bill T Miller) & Wisteriax (Karen Langie) & TWINK (Mike Langlie) & Sheri Hausey & TippiCat at HEADROOM Recording Studios.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Our TRADITIONAL CAMERA TRIPOD TREE is ready for that ancient alien astronaut SANTA CLAUS to deliver all sorts of GIZMOS via his UFO powered by magick reindeer taking off from his secret polar base later tomorrow night. Thanx Santa... peace on earth and ROCK ON.
(with tippi cat pounce treat can for base)
(All I Want Is) A Synthesizer For Christmas
Music by Hyperbubble & Video by Ambar Navarro.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY of ORGY OF NOISE APPEARANCE ON BANDWIDTH TV...
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
CLICK PLAY to HEAR OBE - GROATCLUSTERS
Out of Band Experience (OBE) GROATCLUSTER FLEX-DISC was released HALLOWEEN 1989 and then the full length album, OBE - CALL NOW! was released HALLOWEEN 1990.
OBE-TV - Signs on at midnight when the moon is full.
Original OBE LP simulated OUT BAND includes:
Bill T Miller - Microdeck Sampling, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Stick, Percussion, Voices & Engineering/Production
Andy Deckard - Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Voices
Jeff Cohen - Stick, Bass, Keyboards, Voices
John Breglia - Keyboards, Bass, Stick, Voices
Paul Boblett - Fretted/Frettless Bass, Voices
Special OBE guest appearances:
Rich Gilbert - Guiitar on Groatclusters
Roger Miller - Guitar on Transition to Kaos
note: 1-800-OUT BAND phone number is not under BTM control any longer, it has been taken over by the alien nymphos.