He was a member of Tin Machine with David Bowie as well as the drummer on classic recordings by Todd Rundgren and Iggy Pop, including the iconic “Lust for Life” which has become ubiquitous on film and TV. A child prodigy, Hunt was recording and performing professionally by age 11. With his older brother on bass, the teen band Tony and the Tigers had a hit record, and the Sales Brothers rhythm section went on to become rock legends. All this has led up to his latest solo release, ”Get Your Shit Together” by the Hunt Sales Memorial. He grew up with his comedy star father Soupy Sales as showbiz royalty, surrounded by entertainers like Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Playing with some of the all-time mad men of modern music, he was surrounded by chaos. The Troubled Men are eager students at the feet of the master.
Topics include a busy week, an allegation, similarities, first meetings, kind words, future gigs, integrating television, Clifford Brown, the 1950s Detroit jazz scene, a move to L.A., Earl Palmer as inspiration, Shelley Mann as mentor, the 1960s session scene, groove playing, the Wayne Cochran band, songs, the Box Tops, the decline of the Brill Building, a work ethic, Peter Allen, refining your craft, a first hit at 15, a big drum sound, meeting Bowie at Max’s Kansas City, James Williamson, “Kill City,” “The Idiot” tour, recording “Lust for Life,” the iconic drum track, Tony Sales, Tin Machine in the studio, touring the world, Los Super Seven, a Bootsie Collins record, music as a calling, the Hunt Sales Memorial record “Get Your Shit Together,” Buddy Miles, dark humor, “One Day,” Will Sexton, Bruce Watson, and much more.
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Intro music: Styler/Coman
Outro music: “Angel of Darkness” from “Get Your Shit Together” by the Hunt Sales Memorial