Mark Andes (Spirit / Firefall / Heart) & Lance Hoppen (Orleans / Felix & The Rascals)
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Episode 9 is about the bass!  East Coast meets West Coast as John and Alan are joined by Mark Andes, who first came to musical prominence as the bass player for the legendary LA band Spirit, and went on to be a co-founding member of Jo Jo Gunne, he then became Heart's second bass player, and co-founded Firefall.  Holding down the other bass position is Lance Hoppen of Orleans, who together with his brother Larry (and now including his other brother Lane) has graced the Billboard charts with huge hits like Still The One and Dance With Me.

Mark talks about growing up in the L.A. music and acting community, his encounter with a naked Charles Manson, the Spirit/Led Zeppelin controversy and playing with scores of terrific musicians in cities far and wide.  Lance talks about the Woodstock music scene in the 70s, how re-recording Dance With Me led to the band's success and why siblings singing together sounds so good. A truly unique episode!



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