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Biography

The SCHENKER-PATTISON project, suitably entitled 'The Endless Jam', would be another in MICHAEL SCHENKER's wanderings of since his troubled defection from UFO. Always erratic in his careeer path the German guitar hero indulged himself in a variety of somewhat ad-hoc projects in 2003, including this collaboration with GAMMA and ROBIN TROWER band vocalist Davey Pattison. With the media focus firmly placed on Schenker's domestic problems the album unfortunately received less attention than it was due as the guitarist certainly delivered a first class, impassioned performance topped with a stylish delivery from Pattison.

Produced by Mike Varney for Shrapnel Records 'The Endless Jam' saw the JOURNEY and UFO credited Aynsley Dunbar handling drums, Gunter Nezhoda of the PAT TRAVERS band on bass and a guesting LESLIE WEST of MOUNTAIN repute on additional guitar.

The album comprised an interesting array of classic Rock covers including the YARDBIRDS 'Shapes Of Things', PROCUL HARUM's 'Whiter Shade Of Pale', FREE's 'Stealer', JIMI HENDRIX's 'Hey Joe', MONTROSE's 'I Got The Fire', TRAFFIC's 'Pearly Queen', ROBIN TROWER's 'Long And Misty Days', GAMMA's 'Voyager', MOUNTAIN's 'Theme From An Imaginary Western' and the archive UFO rarity 'Built For Comfort'.

Plans for a second SCHENKER-PATTISON album were unveiled in late 2004, Schenker, Pattison and Dunbar being joined on bass by the CACTUS, VANILLA FUDGE and BECK, BOGERT AND APPICE veteran Tim Bogert.

Pattison announced the formation of retro 70's orientated LET IT ROCK in January 2007, involving a cast of seasoned Rock players comprising vocalist / guitarist Kevin Russell, of 707, bass player Tom Miller, of the GREG ALLMAN and EDDIE MONEY bands, with Andy Doerschuk, of RICK DERRINGER and STEPPENWOLF repute, on the drums.

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