Years: 1976 - 1979
Styles: Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock
Terry Slesser - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1976 - 1979)
Terry Wilson - Bass Guitar (in band: 1976 - 1979)
Tony Braunagel - Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion (in band: 1976 - 1979)
John "Rabbit" Bundrick - Backing vocals, Keyboards (in band: 1976 - 1979)
Geoff Whitehorn - Backing vocals, Guitar (in band: 1976 - 1979)
Following the passing of founding member Paul Kossoff, the remaining members of the band Back Street Crawler (John "Rabbit" Bundrick, Tony Braunagel, Terry Wilson and Terry Wilson-Slesser) decided that it would be best to move on to both another record label and another manager. The band then recruited former If guitarist Geoff Whitehorn.
The band abbreviated their name to Crawler, and the eponymous first album, "Crawler", was released in 1977 on Epic. The band concentrated on the American market. Working with producer Gary Lyons, they released a second album, "Snake, Rattle & Roll". A great album of classy bluesy melodic rock with good vocals and nice guitar work. The band toured the UK with Boxer and Moon in a successful three-band package tour.
An exhaustive series of live performances found Crawler as support band for Robin Trower, Cheap Trick, and Foreigner and a 54-date tour across the USA as support band for Kansas. At the end of a USA tour in December 1978, keyboard player John "Rabbit" Bundrick left to work with The Who. The band folded soon after.
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