Though the town in which they were living was not known for any music but country and western, they had a good following and were able to distribute several copies of their 7-inch. One of the highlights of this progressive phase was the time they performed as the opening act for an unlikely pair of performers, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils and The Amazing Rhythm Aces in the also unlikely location of the city’s rodeo grounds for their annual Fourth of July celebration. Though the 1500 or so members of the audience came to hear an entirely different type of music, they seemed to enjoy the unique sounds of Phase II. During the progressive phase, the band went through several drummers, performed several concerts and enjoyed a strong and growing fan base. But by 1981 the group unfortunately disbanded. In 2004, Changes, the duo formed in 1969 by Nicholas and his cousin and partner, Robert Taylor, now in their third incarnation, were to perform at the Flammenzauber 4 Festival in Heldrungen, Germany. An accompanying compilation CD was being produced for the event and Robert was asked to submit a few Changes songs and songs of other possible projects that either of them had been involved.
Fortunately for Phase II, Robert included a reel tape of the 1978 acoustic radio performance. Axel Frank (Werkraum), having to work with archaic reel-to-reel tape machines, was able to clean up and boost the sound of this early tape to include two Phase II songs on the compilation. This inspired interest in the group which in turn brought the suggestion from Axel and Max Percht (Ahnstern/Steinklang) that a retrospective album be produced [...] More at www.myspace.com/27phaseii 3) The three original members of Blaze (Chris Herbert, Josh Milan & Kevin Hedge) with Jerry Edwards and Vincent Herbert. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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