The New England Sports Network was kind enough to feature a fantastic feature about we Zambonis.
As most of you know, the tale of Dave’s Gibson guitar was wildly spread. The best news of all is that it came to a very happy ending.
For the 5th consecutive year, The Zambonis will play live at the NCAA Division III championships. All this happens at the legendary Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid NY on March 15, 2013
Read about the Middle East gig as blogged by Music Savage
Dave Zamboni was asked to join Jay Thomas on his Sirus/XM show Wednesday January 9th at 4pm EST to chat about not only Dave’s Delta/Gibson incident but also the fact that Jay played Eddie LeBec on Cheers who was killed by a Zamboni Machine
Dave Zamboni speaks:
“Gibson guitars reached out to me on Jan 8th Tuesday morning, the day after the CNN piece aired and offered me free repairs on my damaged 1965 ES-335 and also a brand new 50th Anniversary re-issue of a 1963 Gibson ES-335 in the same Cherry red as my damaged baby.
I will be going into NYC Thursday to the Gibson showroom, doing an interview with them for their site and getting a tour of the facility. So to make it very clear, we all know Gibson guitars rock but, at this rare moment, the Gibson company is rocking even harder than Pete Townshend’s Les Paul . That’s not an easy feet. Thanks Gibson with all my heart. I plan on also purchasing 1 or 2 guitars from them and using those for some local charity auctions in the very near future. For me, life is all about the adventure and the story you get from it. Gibson just wrote a great ending to this tale.”
Delta airlines damaged Dave Zambonis’ guitar and is now dealing with a social media blast that could have taken down most goons in the NHL.
Oh….One more pun, come on…. Dave shows them some real powerchords…..
The NHL season will end tonight if the Kings beat the Devils. In honor of what might be the last hockey game of the season, it seems only fitting to post something from a band that calls itself hockey rock. That’s right. There is a band that sings about the marvelous sport of hockey. Loyal reader, I give you “Captain” by The Zambonis.
Five Minute Major (In D Minor)
Do non-hockey fans enjoy The Zambonis as I do? These clever boys know the game, and in the latest endearment to us puck lovers, they open their great sixth album with a rousing, horn-honking, surf-rock cover of “Brass Bonanza,” the forgotten fight song of The Hartford Whalers—their local team, relocated to North Carolina in 1997. And certainly, Dave Schnieder’s institution has sung of the frozen game in many underground rock styles (and ska) for two decades and has been recognized by the NHL, playing at the 2002 and 2011 All-Star Games. But their other calling card is catchy tunes with an “endless party” feeling of goofy good times. And their lyrics are double-entendres for relationships, so you’re actually good—even if you don’t know Toe Blake from gout, or Gordie Howe from General William Howe, you’ll be singing like a lifelong Canuck or Oiler subscriber to the winsome pop of “Captain,” the funny rave up “Wild Hockey Weekend” and early ’60s chart rock revival of “I Got a Concussion (When I Fell For You”). And doesn’t “Hockey Mom” sound like Fountains of Wayne? In the parlance, the Zambonis grind it out, but they also fill the net! JACK RABID
Bonus points for us for the review being penned by founder/writer Jack Rabid himself. Glad he is a hockey fan.
The issue were in (#70) features Nada Surf (on the cover), The Damned, The Descendents, New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records (30-Year Anniversary!) The Hold Steady, Thomas Dolby, 70s cult star Peter Stampfel, Zambonis and more!