The Hampton Grease Band

Seal Place has a nice intro to the Hampton Grease Band

The Hampton Grease Band were a main stay of the community and seemed always ready to play for a good cause. This show was memorable because I was at Emory and knew the Young Republicans who supported Nixon and his Vietnam policy. They stopped just short of being pro-war activists.

We had driven to Emory’s AMB, really enjoyed the Greaseband experience of that evening, even though Young Republicans could be heard outside trying to be disruptive. I had driven The Celestial Omnibus, my hippie VW bus. We returned to leave and the bus would not go backwards.   We assumed a flat tire but found more when we checked in the dark. ‘Someone’ had slashed all four tires to ribbons; their idea of debate. Luckily a friend ran Mother’s Tire Company and brought over four replacements.

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http://www.terrascope.co.uk/MyBackPages/HamptonGreaseBand.pdf

Italian review of the band

http://www.scaruffi.com/vol3/hampton.html

Bruce Hampton – unique.

Bird photo - Hampton Grease Band at The Sport’s Arena.
Bird photo – Hampton Grease Band at The Sport’s Arena.

Glenn Phillips, Guitarist extaordinaire’s history

http://www.angelfire.com/ga2/glennphillips/hamptongreaseband.html

https://www.youtube.com/v/sBWcpPbaSl8&hl=en

2006 reunion – The Hampton Grease Band http://www.angelfire.com/ga2/glennphillips/hgb2006reunion.html

  • Hampton Grease Band

    Glenn Phillips, Guitarist extraordinaire,  has the inside story of The Hampton Grease Band history as only a member of the bandknows it.

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  • hot grease

    The Great Speckled Bird  vol 2 #26 pg. 14

    hot grease

    Sunday in the Park. Coo] breeze, light rain, sun – shine, sweet air and green, summer held motionless before fading gently out. People filter down and come to rest around the pavilion, inhaling the pleasant sounds of a folk-rock trio named Robin. More people materialize, ... Read more >>

  • MUSIC TO EAT! FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING! A CAST OF THOUSANDS!

    The Great Speckled Bird May 3, 1971 Vol. 4 #18 pg. 5

    MUSIC TO EAT! FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING! A CAST OF THOUSANDS!

    Music to Eat

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  • McGrease

    The Great Speckled Bird Vol 3 # 5  Feb 2, 1970 pg. 2 

    McGrease

    The rock concert at the Sports Arena Sunday was a good thing both in itself and, hopefully, as a sign of things to come. Must have been 4,000 people turned out to pay $3 or a little better to listen to ... Read more >>

  • Grease at Emory

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  • What’s Grease? (Interview with Bruce Hampton) before he became a Colonel

    (Interview with Bruce Hampton)

    Grease rap What’s Grease?

    It’s a concept of music. It’s a concept of life. It means lobster eggs and ointment. It means basically to suck, yeah, basically to suck. It’s hard to define.

    What kind of music is it?

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  • Suck Rock – Hampton Grease Band

    The Great Speckled Bird Oct 13, 1969 Vol. 2 #31 pg. 11

    Suck Rock

    The Hampton Grease Band is one of the most important staples in Atlanta’s fast-growing youth community of identification. We know they’re great, they are always there, and sometimes they’re better than-at other times; but unlike other rock groups in the area, the ... Read more >>

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