LIsa Marie's '80s College Rock Connection
January 13, 2023 10:58PM
Sad to hear that the daughter of The King left us at age 54. One of her many husbands, e.g.: the ones not named "Nicholas Cage" or "Michael Jackson," was a feller named Michael Lockwood, who was in the '80s band Lions and Ghosts. I don't see a TP entry for them, but they were pretty hot for a bit - popular club draw, a British Invasion-meets-roots rock sound tailor-made for college radio, slightly glammy look, signed to a major, but their two albums never really took off. I saw em a couple times, and knew a girl who LOOOOVED 'em...wonder if she heard Lisa Marie's accusations that Lockwood collected kiddie porn...

I remember at the time thinking that Lions and Ghosts were ok, but I don't recall any of their songs really sticking with me. Guess they were good enough, tho: they have a still-active website, their stuff has been re-released, and Lockwood went on to work with not only his missus, but a number of folks I imagine plenty of you like: Susanna Hoffs, Josie Cotton, Sylvain Sylvain, Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, and another star progeny, Bijou Phillips.

I bet it never occurred to Lockwood in the days when I saw Lions and Ghosts play places like the notorious Hollywood club Raji's (the joint pictured on the orig. sleeve of Nirvana's "Sliver" 45) that one day he would father Elvis Presley's grandkids...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/05/2023 02:51PM by MrFab.
Re: LIsa Marie's '80s College Rock Connection
January 14, 2023 12:55AM
My wife introduced me to Lions & Ghosts' music. Their records have been on my show more than once. Didn't know about the Lisa Marie connection till now. Thanks Fab!
Re: LIsa Marie's '80s College Rock Connection
January 15, 2023 08:03PM
I know lions and ghosts…bought their debut lp because I somehow thought they’d sound like Gene loves Jezebel, who I was inexplicably really into at the time.

You guys all went through a Gene loves Jezebel stage, right?!?!
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Re: LIsa Marie's '80s College Rock Connection
January 15, 2023 08:46PM
I saw GLJ as an opening act, at Red Rocks; I don't remember the headliner. Seeing them in concert was enough to preclude any "phase" that I might otherwise have gone through.
Re: LIsa Marie's '80s College Rock Connection
January 17, 2023 09:29AM
ahhh… so there was no DLGLJ phase. Got it.spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Re: LIsa Marie's '80s College Rock Connection
January 17, 2023 11:34AM
Nicely played, Bip!
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