Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ray Condo & His Hardrock Goners: Hot n' Cold (1988)

(Thanks to regular reader/commenter Doug P. for this guest post)

The recently remastered and expanded reissue of The Blue Shadows 'On The Floor Of Heaven' album got me thinking of other bands that were gigging around Vancouver in those days. Bands like Buddy Selfish and his Saviours, Herald Nix and Ray Condo. Ray Condo and his Hardrock Goners put out 5 great albums.The first two were the out-of-print albums 'Crazy Date'(1986) and 'Hot 'n' Cold'(1988). I particularly liked the addition of a fiddle to the rockabilly sound.

Later Ray Condo formed a band Ray Condo and his Ricochets that was more in a western swing style that even covered jazz standards.Unfortunately Ray passed away in 2004 but has left a fantastic musical legacy.Ray Condo and his bands certainly deserved much more success.

The Hardrock Goners drummer Peter Sandmark(Slim Sandy) has posted info on Ray Condo.

Many of Ray Condo's albums are for sale as CDs and downloads from the regular sources.Crow-Matic Records has two excellent compilations for sale.Both compilations are recommended.

A detailed discography can be found here.

A1 Blast Off
A2 The Worrying Kind
A3 Lonely Wolf
A4 Crazy Mixed Up World
A5 Burn Your Playhouse Down
A6 Hot'n' Cold
A7 The Sinister Urge
B1 This Is The Night
B2 One Way Ticket
B3 Wild Guitar
B4 All Night Long
B5 You Shake Me Up
B6 Could She Kiss
B7 Don't

Since your friendly neighbourhood Blogger is taking some time away from his computer the link for Hot n' Cold is HERE but since I'm packing my Crackberry like it was a pistol, COMMENTS are still requested.


  1. Hey Jeffen

    First Slim Sandy 'likes' your blog.

    Re reference to Crazy Rhythm Daddies in the previous Ray Condo post here are some links:

    & there is Herald Nix:

    Thanks as always.


  2. "She's Danger! High Voltage!" One of the best starts to a track I've ever heard. Great to hear Ray Condo again. Much obliged.

  3. Ray was THE Man.Thanks

  4. The Ray condo has been described in the post here. Read to know more

  5. Hello fans!

    I still have a few copies of the first Crazy Rhythm Daddies CD available.
    Please e-mail Marc at
    First come, first served.

    Marc (Canada)

  6. PS: new book about Ray Condo just about to come out.
    See here:


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