SHAYNE HARRIS

Drummer

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* FABULOUS FACES

* KISS-TORY

* TEEN IDOL

* ALL THAT GLITTERS

* LITTLE WHITE LIES

* PLAY SHAYNE'S KIT

* MORE REFERENCES

* CONTACT SHAYNE

* JOECURCIO.COM


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Shayne Harris On Drums:

* LITTLE SISTER

* GOODBYE GOODTYME

* SOLDIERS ON THE RUN

*  NASTY MAN

* BOYS TO THE LEFT


Scraps

FAB FACES
Fab Faces

CREEM
Teen Idol

MELODY MAKER
All That Glitters

WHITE LIE
White Lie

LUGER AT MAX'S
At Max's

Luger & Kiss
Luger & Kiss
8/10/73
SOURCE:
http://www.kissfaq.com/tourdates
/tourdates.html#1973

LUGER circa 1972
Luger 1972
SOURCE:
http://www.ivankral.net

Shayne Harris
Shayne circa 1990

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__blueballonly2.gif (1066 bytes) WELCOME

Thanks for stopping by the official SHAYNE HARRIS website. From being sandwiched between Andy Warhol and David Cassidy in a famous 70s New York Rocker rag photo-op, to being part of the opening act for the legendary band KISS, Shayne Harris certainly has been around the town. Here's just a few things we uncovered about the ROCKIN-ESS drummer since Bonzo!

 

__blueballonly2.gif (1066 bytes) FABULOUS FACES

In 1976, a new underground rock magazine called "The New York Rocker" asked Lee Childers for a centerfold. He gave them this montage of photos he had taken over the previous few years to illustrate the diverse people one might run into on any night in Max's Kansas City's famous Back Room. Some of them were famous already, some became famous later, and some didn't. There between Andy Warhol & David Cassidy is Shayne Harris. Click the image for the full photo

FAB FACES CLICK ME

SOURCE:
http://blog.myspace.com/leeechilders

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__blueballonly2.gif (1066 bytes) KISS-TORY

On August 10, 1973 the legendary band KISS plays their second show at the Hotel Diplomat, Manhattan NYC, where they are introduced to Flipside producer Bill Aucoin. Within two weeks KISS is signed to Neil Bogart's recently established Casablanca Records. One of the opening acts for that show is LUGER, with drummer SHAYNE HARRIS. Luger guitarist IVAN KRAL recalls the gig: "We played a very short set. It was maybe seven or eight songs. I remember my brother came in and told me afterwards and told me, you guys look pretty good, but those guys are outrageous". Click the image to view the excerpt from the book "Kiss Alive Forever" book.

KISS CLICK ME
SOURCE: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/
0823083225/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-8916610-6332122#
 
Pages 21 & 22 of the book. Once at the link use the search feature for "Luger"

Kiss bassist Gene Simmons also mentions LUGER in the Kiss Book "Behind The Mask". On page 51, he says: "....At our next show,” Gene recalls, “Luger was the opening act. .."

Other Shows: August 1973
17th, Friday: Coventry - Teenage Lust, Luger, Bitch
18th, Saturday: Coventry - Teenage Lust, Luger, Bitch
19th, Sunday: Coventry - Teenage Lust, Luger, Bitch

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 __blueballonly2.gif (1066 bytes)  TEEN IDOL:

In December 1973, within the pages of the rock-rag CREEM, music journalist Dave Marsh "dredges the subterranean scuzz-holes of NYC to expose a whole new generation of sleazodelic ratpacks". Amongst the rubble, the band Luger with a quote beneath their picture stating "...Iggy Pop may produce them, and if he does there might be a real teen idol in the band, drummer SHAYNE HARRIS".  Click the image to go to the 3rd page of the article where Shayne's picture appears. The entire article is in the other clicks:

CREEM CLICK ME
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4

SOURCE:
http://www.angelfire.com/rebellion/70sinvasion/70su_s_underground.html

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/desykes/N.y.70sglitter.html
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/desykes/Nyglitter2.html
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/desykes/Rags.html

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__blueballonly2.gif (1066 bytes) ALL THAT GLITTERS:

Luger, along with SHAYNE HARRIS appears in Melody Maker (U.K.)  newspaper, October 6, 1973 in the article  “All That Glitters Is Not Rock” by noted music journalist Dave Marsh. A Lengthy, well-written article, that profiled virtually every New York Glam band: Street Punk, Luger, Teenage Lust, Wayne County, The Harlots Of 42 Street, the New York Dolls, and KISS. The article also appeared in NEWSDAY on August 19, 1973. See an image of the article (although, you really can't read anything from it).

MELODY MAKER CLICK ME
SOURCE:
http://www.kissaliveforever.com/press1

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__blueballonly2.gif (1066 bytes) LITTLE WHITE LIES:

SHAYNE HARRIS continued his music career throughtout the 80s and 90s. In 1990 he hooked up with guitarist and songwriter Joe Kirsch, guitarist Carl Battista, and bassist Frank Scavone to form WHITE LIE.

WHITE LIE CLICK ME

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__blueballonly2.gif (1066 bytes) MORE REFERENCES TO LUGER:

*  Kiss formed out of the ashes of Wicked Lester, KISS honed their musical chops at local clubs like the Daisy and Coventry, KISS's equivalent to the Cavern. Along with such long-forgotten New York City-based acts as LUGER, the Brats, Isis, the Harlots Of 42nd Street and Street Punk, KISS, initially, was just another hard-working band that was a part of the city's then-burgeoning rock scene.
SOURCE: http://www.kiss-supreme.com/Interviews/Goldmine96.htm

* LUGER were a glam band from N.y. who had recorded some music, but man where is it now ? SHAYNE HARRIS was their drummer, and IGGY POP was supposed to produce their music, but what happened ?
SOURCE:
http://www.angelfire.com/rebellion/70sinvasion/
70su_s_underground.html

* LUGER guitarist IVAN KRAL played in Blondie, Iggy Pop, Shaun Cassidy , and Patti Smith.  As a fixture in the 70's New York rock scene, Ivan played with many notables, including Debbie Harry/Blondie, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, glam band Luger, David Peel and the Lower East Side, John Cale, Chris Spedding, Band of Outsiders and various underground artists.
SOURCE
http://www.ivankral.net/

* Rik Fox (WASP guitarist): "About 1975. I played the infamous N.Y.C. club-haunt, "MAX'S KANSAS CITY", and C.B.G.B's with a group called "THE MARTIAN ROCK BAND".... We hung out with all the cool bands: N.Y. DOLLS, THE RAMONES, THE BRATS, THE PLANETS, LUGER and many of the bands that came out of that great N.Y. Rock Explosion. "
SOURCE:

http://www.fullinbloommusic.com/rikfox.html

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* SHAYNE HARRIS DRUM SAMPLES:

Here's your chance to play like SHAYNE HARRIS. Real drum samples on his on-line kit!
CLICK HERE TO PLAY

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