Five Firsts: Bill Wolf of Blockhouses
NAME: Bill Wolf
BAND AFFILIATION: Blockhouses
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Prelude by Deodato featuring Billy Cobham playing the “2001” theme. I saw “2001: A Space Odyssey” when I was six years old – it’s my favorite movie – but didn’t understand a word of it until a few years ago. Here’s the answer: The spaceship Discovery was a wang, and the astronaut was like DNA in a sperm which impregnated Jupiter and made some kind of space baby. Hope that doesn’t ruin it for anyone. The monolith was just a symbol of something guiding us to evolve.
I also bought a Santana album. But the first album I ever stole was Frank Zappa’s We’re Only in It for the Money.
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Emerson Lake and Palmer at Nassau Coliseum. My dad waited for us in the parking lot with all the stoners who didn’t have tickets.
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Drums
4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … A rock version of “The Entertainer” followed by “Jumping Jack Flash” with a band called High Voltage in fifth grade.
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The JTB’s (Joe, Tim, Billy)
Bill Wolf settles onto his drum throne on Friday night (February 28) to fuel the rockin’ new band Blockhouses in their Albany debut at the Low Beat. Not only will the show celebrate the homecoming of Guy Lyons (formerly of the Figgs), but it also marks the first anniversary of Saratoga Springs’ JetPack Promotions. Festivities will get underway at 8pm with Party Boat, NYC’s the Piggies (ex Little Killers) and special guests. Admission is $10.