Mulligan Stew July 29th 2017- Guest Grant Lawrence & Dirty Windshields

Grant Lawrence co-founded the band The Smugglers in his parents basement in West Vancouver.

They blazed through the 90’s..starting with church gigs arranged by friend Nardwuar, the human serviette.

Grant went on to become a freaking BROADCASTER of all things – at CBC..still to this very day and a national figure.

Bangs out books plays goalie, has a wonderful family and has released the book Dirty Windshields.

It’s about The Smugglers journey through the 90’s and how they somehow not only survived but carved out a career around the World.

Grant brings stories of he and a Python meeting in at pay phone  while being live on air.

Stories of he and Nardwuar knocking on my door in West Van on Halloween night..not for treats but advice on the music and radio business.

And I didn’t slam the door.

He reminds me that I’m in two Smugglers videos etc.

How does he remember all this?

Because he kept a diary.  Ingenious!

Corey Wood, webmaster, has placed  The RAW interview Here.  Enjoy!!

 Dirty Windshields is the long-awaited memoir from CBC host and award-winning author Grant Lawrence, baring all the salacious and hilarious details from his touring days as the lead singer of Vancouver-based rock and roll band The Smugglers. Formed when most of the members were still in high school, The Smugglers came of age during the height of the grunge explosion in the early 1990s, when Grant, working as a concert promoter, put on shows for Nirvana, Green Day and Bad Religion, among many others.

In Dirty Windshields, Grant chronicles the band’s booze-fueled, sweaty, broke and wayward attempts at rock and roll glory as they trekked across Canada, the United States, and eventually, Europe and the Pacific Rim. In their sixteen years of touring, the Smugglers experienced all the highs and lows the road can offer, from playing a gig at New York’s legendary CBGB club to starting a riot in a Denver nightclub to having their performance tuxes stolen in Australia.

 

Through the fights, sexual misadventures, new friendships, dance contests and mayhem, the band grew up together on the road. Told with Grant’s signature self-deprecating wit, the anecdotes develop into a compelling story of the growth of an independent, do-it-yourself touring band, a community, and a musical movement. So crack open a semi-cold can of Black Label beer, stick a Smugglers tape into the cassette deck and let the good times roll.

http://thesmugglers.com/

http://grantlawrence.ca/

PLAYLIST:

The Great Highway Ray Davies Americana
you can leave your hat on (Live) Joe Cocker Cocker Live
Change it (live) Stevie Ray Vaughn Live Alive
www.canadahouse.com Coming Up -Taj Mahal. Aretha. Chuck Berry & New Barney www.mulliganstew.ca
Master Blaster Stevie Wonder Best of
Messing with the Kid (live) Junior Wells An introduction to Junior Wells
TD Mulligan Mulligan Stew NEXT – Hairy Manx..sorry..Harry Minx
Summertime Harry manz and Sydney Lyric Quartet Faith Lift
That’s how strong my love is Taj Mahal The essential Taj
Dr Feelgood Aretha Franklin best of
Hot Cookin G Love Lemonade
Big Boys Chuck Berry Chuck
www.coyotes.banff Mulligan Stew TDMulligan
Can’t you hear me knockin The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
www.mulliganstew.ca TDM Next – NEW Barney Bentall
The Miner Barney Bentall with Dustin Bentall The Drifter and the Preacher
This is Mulligan Stew Tonights Guest Grant Lawrence & Dirty Windshields www.mulliganstew.ca
Falling Slowly (live) Glen Hansard & Eddie Vedder Youtube
while my guitar gently weeps The Beatles White LP
Hang loose Alabama Shakes Boys and Girls
why why why Jimmy Vaughn Keep your soul. Tribute to Doug Sahm
Coming UP – Grant Lawrence Interview Mulligan Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Out of the blue Blue Rodeo In our nature
Devils Load Lee harvey Osmond The Folk Sinner
NEXT – Grant Lawrence talks The Smugglers and his book Dirty Windshields mulligan stew
Grant Lawrence interview Dirty Windshields TDMulligan
It never changes Jr Gone Wild Less art More Pop
Grant Lawrence interview Dirty Windshields TDMulligan
especially for you The Smugglers Dirty Windshields Soundtrack
Grant Lawrence interview Dirty Windshields TDMulligan
Rosie The Smugglers Dirty Windshields Soundtrack
Grant Lawrence interview Dirty Windshields TDMulligan
Vancouver BC The Smugglers Dirty Windshields Soundtrack
TD Mulligan Thanks for listening See you at Blue Rodeo Sunday
I found a love (live) Greg Allman Greg Allam Live – Back to Macon

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