The KTXT Session (4​/​3​/​1982)

by Weird Darryl & The Gusty Winds

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Recently we received a package from Ted Faust with a tape and the following note enclosed:

“Dear Gusty Winds Fanzine,

On the night of April 3, 1982, Weird Darryl & The Gusty Winds played a gig at a small bar in Lubbock, TX. I was a student at Texas Tech at the time and was in attendance that night, but had to leave the gig early to host my weekly radio show on KTXT, the student radio station in Lubbock. Before I left, I snuck backstage to meet The Gusty Winds. I convinced them to swing by the station after their set. Darryl was initially hesitant to play live on air, since the band was notorious for its contractual issues with Columbia Records, but I promised them that I wouldn’t record it, and the band figured it would be safe since they’d be on around 2 or 3 in the morning. I couldn’t help myself and recorded it anyway!

It took the band so long to set up in the studio that they only had time to play two songs. Filth Parsons was there, too, but he got too drunk and fell asleep and didn't play on the session.

This recording has been hiding away in my basement for years, and when Weird Darryl’s final show surfaced last year, I went downstairs and dug this out. I thought it might be of interest to you.


Ted Faust”


We are extremely grateful to Ted for getting in touch with us and passing along this historic recording. We’ve received a lot of tips about other recordings that may exist since the release of “The Last Boogie at Crazy Creek”, but most have turned out to be dead ends. Our search will continue, as will our campaign to induct Weird Darryl & The Gusty Winds into The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.


On this particular occasion, Weird Darryl & The Gusty Winds consisted of:

Weird Darryl - vocals/guitar
Curtis Garcia - lead guitar/vocals
B. Krempflynn - bass
Larry Ford - drums

Engineered by Ted Faust

Recorded live at KTXT-FM, Lubbock, TX, 4/3/1982


released May 29, 2017



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