Aspex Band Music

Rock Years

Recordings of the band from 1978 & 1979.

Beatles Medley

Beatles

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Beatles Medley featuring I Saw Her Standing There, You Can't Do That, Day Tripper, Magical Mystery Tour.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, backing vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - lead vocal, backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - lead vocal, backing vocal, bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Burnin' Sky/Magic Man

Bad Co./Heart

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Live recording of Burnin's Sky from the same-named album, & including the lead break from Heart's Magic Man, from the Dreamboat Annie album..

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - keyboards; Charley Bass - lead vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Cars Medley

Cars

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Live recording of a medley of Cars hits featuring You're all I've Got Tonight from the self-titled debut album, Bye Bye Love from the same album & Dangerous Type from the Candy-O album

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - backing vocal, bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - backing vocal, guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Do Yourself a Favor

Stevie Wonder

From 1978, Location: Unknown

Live recording capturing Edgar Winter's take on this Stevie Wonder classic, from the Road Work album.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Down the Road

Kansas

From 1978, Location: Country Castle, Waldorf, MD.

From the Song for America album by Kansas, Brian Bell (Julian Daze) performing live with Aspex.

Featuring Brian Bell - lead vocal, scat vocal; Ricky Chrismer - keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Down the Road

Kansas

From 1978, Location: Grand Ballroom, MD University

From the Song for America album by Kansas, recorded live.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Feels Like the First Time

Foreingner

From 1978, Location: Country Castle, Waldorf, MD.

Bill Weisband fronts the band live in this operformance from Foriegner's self-titled debut album.

Featuring Bill Weisband - lead vocal; Ricky Chrismer - backing vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Free Bird

Lynyrd Skynyrd

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Skynyrd's epic hit from their debut, self-titled album, recorded live.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Free Bird

Lynyrd Skynyrd

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Skynyrd's epic hit from their debut, self-titled album, recorded live.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Freeway Jam

Jeff Beck

From 1979, Location: Garfields Pub, Arlington, VA

From the Blow by Blow album, Aspex covering the Jeff Beck classic during their final gig.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Frustrated

The Knack

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

From the Get The Knack album, Aspex perfroming live.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Fun It

Queen

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

From Queen's Jazz album, recorded live.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Led Zeppelin Medley

Led Zeppelin

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Featuring Good Times Bad Times from the first album and Immigrant Song from the fourth album, Aspex performs live.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Little Feat Medley

Little Feat

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Live Aspex performance featuring Little Feat's Spanish Moon from their Feats Don't Fail Me Now album and Skin it Back from the Hoy-Hoy album.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - backing vocal, bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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Look Sharp!

Joe Jackson

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Live recording of Joe Jackson's Look Sharp from the same-named album.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Magic Man

Heart

From 1979, Location: PexWater Rehearsal Studio, Suitalnd, MD

Aspex rehearsing with Sherry Klineman on lead vocal, performin Heart's hit from the Dreamboat Annie album

Featuring Sherry Klineman - lead vocal; Ricky Chrismer - backing vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Miss You

Rolling Stones

From 1978, Location: MD. University

From the Some Girls album, Aspex performs at an outdoor concert.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - backing-vocal, bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Mood Ring

Root Boy Slim

From 1979, Location: Garfields Pub, Arlington, VA

From the Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes album, Aspex performing live during their final gig.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - backing vocal, guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Progressive Rock Medley #1

Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck

From 1978, Location: MD. University, LaPlata Beach

Recorded live at an outdoor concert, Aspex segues Jethro Tull's Locomotive Breath from the Aqualung album), Jeff Beck's Led Boots (from the Wired album), and Jethro Tull's Hymn 43 (another from the Aqualung album).

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Progressive Rock Medley #2

Jimi Hendrix, Bill Bruford, Tommy Bolin

From 1978, Location: MD. University, LaPlata Beach

Live performance by Aspex segueing Jimi Hendrix's Spanish Castle Magic (from the Axis Bold as Love album), Bill Bruford's Back to the Beginning (from the same-named album) and Tommy Bolin's Homeward Strut (from the Teaser album).

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Shining Star

Earth, Wind & fire

From 1978, Location: Varsity Grill, College Park, MD

Aspex live, performing a rocked up version of the track from the That's the Way of the World album.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - backing vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - lead vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Somebody to Love

Jefferson Airplane

From 1979, Location: PexWater Rehearsal Studio, Suitalnd, MD

Aspex rehearsing with Sherry Klineman on lead vocal, performing Jefferson Airplane's hit from the Surrealistic Pillow album

Featuring Sherry Klineman - lead vocal; Ricky Chrismer - backing vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Stay

David Bowie

From 1978, Location: MD. University, LaPlata Beach

Aspex performs Bowie's hit from the Station to Station album, at an outdoor concert at MD University.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Sunday Paper

Joe Jackson

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Aspex covers Jackson's hit from the Look Sharp album, live.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - backing vocal, bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - backing vocal, guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Telecide

Tubes

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Form the Tubes' Remote Control album, Aspex performs a custom arrangement of Telecide, live.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - backing vocal, bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - backing vocal, guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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Three Mile Smile

Aerosmith

From 1978, Location: Fancy Dancer, Alexandria, VA

Live recording covering the track from the Night in the Ruts album.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - backing vocal, bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - backing vocal, guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Watching the Detectives

Elvis Costello

From 1979, Location: Garfields Pub, Arlington, VA

The 1977 single released by Elvis Costello & the attractions, performed live by Aspex

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - keyboards; Charley Bass - lead vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Who Medley

Who

From 1979, Location: Garfield's Pub, Arlington, VA

A live recording of a number of cuts from the Who's Live at Leeds album, beginning with Shakin' All Over and culminating with the classic anthem, Won't Get Fooled Again from the Who's next album.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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You're Insane

Rod Stewart

From 1979, Location: Country Castle, Waldorf, MD.

Bill Weisband performing Stewart's hit from the Foot Loose & Fancy Free album, live.

Featuring Bill Weisband - lead vocal; Ricky Chrismer - keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - sound, recording.

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Top-40 Years

Recordings from 1977 when Ivan Silva fronted the band.

Hotel California

Eagles

From 1977, Location: Paragon, College Park, MD

Aspex fronted by Ivan Silva performing the title track from the Eagles' classic album.

Featuring Ivan Silva - lead vocal; Ricky Chrismer - backing vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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Reelin' in the Years

Steely Dan

From 1977, Location: Paragon, College Park, MD

Aspex recorded live performing Steely Dan's hit from the Can't Buy a Thrill album.

Featuring Ivan Silva - lead vocal; Ricky Chrismer - backing vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - backing vocal, guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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Waveshaper

Aspex

From 1977, Location: Wolf Street, Oxon Hill, MD

An original composed and recorded by the entire band during sessions in 1977.

Featuring Ivan Silva - lead vocal; Ricky Chrismer - keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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What's On My Mind

Kansas

From 1977, Location: Paragon, College Park, MD

Live recording of Aspex performing the Kansas hit from the Leftoverture album.

Featuring Ivan Silva - lead vocal; Ricky Chrismer - backing vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - backing vocal, guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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Early Days

Recordings of the band in 1976.

Dirty Love

Frank Zappa

From 1976, Location: Wolf Street, Oxon Hill, MD

From the Overnite Sensation album, Aspex recorded this track in the Chrismer family home during the recording sessions in the fall of 1976.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - backing vocal, guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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Escape Velocity

Mike Miller

From 1976, Location: Wolf Street, Oxon Hill, MD

An original by Merle, recorded during the 1976 recording sessions.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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Feel Like Letting Go

Paul McCartney

From 1976, Location: Wolf Street, Oxon Hill, MD

From McCartney's first solo album, recorded during the 1976 recording sessions.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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Homeward Strut

Tommy Bolin

From 1976, Location: Wolf Street, Oxon Hill, MD

From the Teaser album, recorded during the 1976 recording sessions.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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Little Feat Medley

Little Feat

From 1976, Location: Wolf Street, Oxon Hill, MD

Medley featuring Little Feat's Spanish Moon from their Feats Don't Fail Me Now album and Skin it Back from the Hoy-Hoy album, recorded during the 1976 recording sessions.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - backing vocal, bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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Love Do Me Right

Rockin' Horse

From 1976, Location: Wolf Street, Oxon Hill, MD

From their self-titled album album, recorded during the 1976 recording sessions.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - backing vocal, guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - backing vocal, guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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You Did It to Me Baby

Tony Williams Lifetime

From 1976, Location: Wolf Street, Oxon Hill, MD

From the Million Dollar Legs album, Aspex recorded this more commercial Tony Williams track during the 1976 recording sessions.

Featuring Ricky Chrismer - lead vocal, keyboards; Charley Bass - guitar; Ron Chrismer - bass; Vince Galeano - drums; Mike Miller - guitar; John Rohland - recording.

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