|Lime Frost Band Tribute (1967-1968)|
|Tom McNabb - Lead Singer||Kim Scott - Drummer|
|Bob Brown - Lead Guitar||Sue Brown - Keyboards|
|Ken Rice - Rhythm Guitar||Ron Gregg - Bass Guitar|
Formed in 1967, three "Lime Frost" members hailed from Sandusky (Michigan): Sue Brown, Bob Brown, and Ron Gregg. And, three members from Croswell (Michigan): Tom McNabb, Kim Scott, and Ken Rice. The band covered 60s rock and psychedelic music hits (pre-FM radio) plus a few of their own tunes.
Contemporary local (thumb and metro-Detroit) bands included Bob Seger and the Last Herd. Gigs comprised any local venue - roller rinks, high school dances, golf courses, and dance halls - plus an opportunity on Robin Seymour's Saturday afternoon Canadian TV show (Channel 9) in August 1968.
Lime Frost performed an original song, Post Bellum Blues on the TV show (the band recorded this song on the Coconut Groove label (Mt Morris, Michigan) for the enormous amount of $750). Lime Frost members sync-ed playing and singing during the airing except the drummer. Kim had to actually play or it would look really fake.
Line-up for Swingin' Time session included smooth soul by the Detroit Emeralds, Terry Knight (I Who Have Nothing) (pre-Pack days), and the Nazz (Hello It's Me - re-released a few years later by Nazz member, Todd Rundgren). The Gladys Knight and the Pips spot was pre-recorded.
Post Bellum Blues (written by Lime Frost members) was over four minutes long, thus, the song did not get AM radio air time in 1968. (I remember Sue Brown methodically "scoring" the song on a blank music page the night before Lime Frost went into the studio to record. Everyone was tired, tense, and some of us had to go to work (day jobs) the next day. It was a memorable event.) Amazingly, Post Bellum Blues by Lime Frost is available on a compilation CD entitled A Deadly Dose of Wylde Psych (released in 2003).
Lime Frost (cover) sets got adrenalin flowing with Heavy Music (Bob Seger and the Last Herd), I'm A Man (Spencer Davis Group), Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix), Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix), I'm So Glad (Cream), Time Has Come Today (The Chambers Brothers) - vocals by Ken Rice, Summertime Blues (Blue Cheer), In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Iron Butterfly), You Keep Me Hanging On (Vanilla Fudge), Wild Thing (The Troggs), Little Bit o' Soul (Music Explosion), and many, many other great 60s rock songs.
Tom played sax and sang a mellow and smooth Spooky (Classics IV). It was one of a only few slow songs covered by the band. The song list allowed individual band members to display their talents. Egos, for the most part, were not a problem.
Within a year of the band's Fall 1968 break-up, three members (plus me) were in the US military.
Update: September 7, 2017