Let’s hear it for the Sales brothers, Hunt and Tony, one of the best rhythm sections in the history of rock.
Who doesn’t remember Iggy Pop’s original version of “Lust for Life,” from his album of the same name. That was Hunt and Tony on bass and drums, I forget which was which. I’m pretty sure that they were in Tin Machine with David Bowie too. Maybe I should look this stuff up before I write about it.
I do know that they are the sons of the one, the only, the supremely talented comedian, Soupy Sales. They grew up out the island, which is what you called Long Island if you were from New York City. After they started making money as session musicians they were well known for driving their black Ferraris around out there.
Hunt and Tony Sales . . . if they’re not in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, we should just burn it down and start over again.