Louis Pain



Somebody New

Hot Street
C. Head, N. Ginsberg


I played in Hot Street, led by former Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte, for a couple of years in the early '80s.  The band was loaded with talent, including a pair of outstanding vocalists, the late Terri Smith and former Righteous Brother Jimmy Walker (who also played drums).  Sadly, the band never recorded or played any large venues due to a number of non-musical factors.  But a four-song quickie demo, including this haunting track, hints at what might have been. 

Oh, and yes: that's me playing Prophet 5 strings, along with piano!  I played synths for about three years before coming to my senses and returning to my true love: Hammond B-3.