Friday, 27 July 2007
The Moontrekkers - Night of the Vampire
Ray Liffen of the MSN Burns Guitar group has kindly allowed me to reproduce this message from that site.
It will be of great interest to fans of Burns guitars and classic Sixties instrumentals.
One of THE great '60's instrumentals was 'Night Of The Vampire' by The Moontrekkers (recorded by the legendary record producer Joe Meek in his studio at 304 Holloway Road, North London). The lead guitar part was played by Gary Leport on a Burns Vibra Artist. A couple of weeks ago The Moontrekkers re-formed for one night to play 'their last gig' and Gary used a Vibra Artist to recreate 'Vampire's spooky guitar sound.
You can see a video clip of this historic occasion on the Joe Meek Society website.
Incidentally, the rhythm guitarist, Sam, plays a Burns Sonic and the keyboard sounds are from an authentic Clavioline (the Clavioline was a simple 'one-note-at-a-time' organ famously used for Meek's greatest hit, 'Telstar' by The Tornados, the first instrumental to be No.1 in both the UK and the USA).