Friday, July 30, 2004

Robert Seidler - "Christian Boy"

Robert Seidler's "Christian Boy" was in heavy rotation at radio station KQAK in San Francisco in '84 and '85, placing in the top ten of the Quake's top 100 songs of '85. Robert says "Back in ‘82 we were all just coming out of the angry punk thing, trying to figure out what to do next. I had just finished a rather difficult break up with my band Mr. Clean due to some serious conflicts and betrayal. The song "Christian Boy" was written as a reaction to that betrayal. The feelings I had were so strong, the disappointment so great, the song just sort of wrote itself. I believe songs can be friends and "Christian Boy" was a good friend at a very difficult and cathartic time in my life." The song found its way onto the KQAK Rock to Riches compilation album and then onto the EP originally entitled "Dotted Line". The song has since been remixed and appeared on cd for the first time in 2001 when Robert released the E.P."Christian Boy" on CD. The original version presented here is also on the CD. Doug Van Blaricom played guitar, Valdimir Malinovsky, keyboards, Kevin Powell, drums and Jim Clausen, bass. Thanks to Robert who has changed his name to Cole Panther, for allowing his work to be posted. He has since recorded a side project entitled Jennings Radio. Additional thanks go out to Edwin Gore for ripping the track from vinyl.

Buy Robert's CD here

Go to the download page to get Robert Seidler's "Christian Boy" mp3 here


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the KQAK Rock To Riches lp referred to here is a gem collection of music...i had it once on cassette, would love to own it again.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

dang, I feel old...

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Anonymous Spazumo Osaka said...

An amazing and obviously heartfelt song. But does ANYONE know where to find an official version of the lyrics? Mr. Panther can, at times, be a bit of a mumbler.

That being said, one of my favorite songs of the era.

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