Silver was a band of great promise.

The band featured Brent Midland (later of the Grateful Dead), John Batdorf (who had been with Batdorf & Rodney), and Tom Leadon (brother of the Eagles’ Bernie Leadon), but they didn’t have much of a career.

Rumor has it that the record label made them record “Wham Bam” because they felt their album lacked a hit single.   They will always have their moment in the sun, though, with “Wham Bam,” which you can listen to above.

Big Joe once again refused to play my request.

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