June 17, 2004

John Kerry: Presidential Candidate & Garage Rocker

John Kerry, electric bass, is a resident of Oslo, Norway, and the producer of a pulsating rhythm that lends tremendous force to all the members...

As a former bass player in an indie band, I was rather chuffed to learn that John Kerry, the man who will hopefully oust George W, was once a four string plucker as well. Back in the early 60ís, he was part of the rhythm section of a prom dance circuit band called the Electras, who actually released an album on RCA. (This puts him one up on Bill Clinton who only ever played the saxophone as a hobby.) Naturally, this album has recently been reissued.
For more info, go to Kerry Rocks (a gushing little fan-site which has an mp3 medley from the Electrasí album along with photos of Mr Kerry kiteboarding and hanging out with John Lennon.) (via Sharpeworld)

Posted by Warren at June 17, 2004 06:53 PM | Politicians