Tag: Carl Augusto
The Pulse album has been released at CDBaby.com, remastered with six bonus tracks and new cover art. These are real bonus tracks that were intended for the group’s second album, not tracks such as Can Can Girl and the like that were released by a previous version of the group and have nothing to do with the blues-rock group that produced this album. Click below to buy the album or individual tracks. The album and individual tracks are also available at HearNow. Enjoy!
In the spring of 1968 I was studying at Berklee School of Music in Boston and going back to Connecticut on weekends to rehearse and play out on the club circuit with Pulse.
I lived on upper Commonwealth Avenue, not far from the dorm I had lived in when I was at Boston University, with two female roommates: Julie and Betty. They had a small two-room apartment. When you entered there was a living room to the right, a bedroom to the left and a small kitchen and bath in the center of the apartment.
Although Love Me Two Times by The Doors was a song I liked and that Pulse had covered in some of its early gigs in the beginning of 1968, I was not really a Doors fan. Our singer, Carl Donnell (Augusto) was though and he convinced us to put the interesting take on a blues shuffle tune in our set.
Carl recently told me how Peter Neri and I came to him with a Cream album and turned him on to the English blues-rock group, but was disheartened when he brought the first Doors album to a rehersal and we were pretty much indifferent to it. That raised a laugh. (continue reading…)