Panther Rock Books
Panther Rock Books
“I Gotta Rock” is based on 20 years of my road journals and diaries. I educated myself at 15 by attending the Boston Tea Party debut of Jeff Beck Group in’68 and the Jimi Hendrix Experience that same summer in Framingham. I studied Jimmy Page in ’69 with Led Zeppelin in a half-filled tent (for free). I ate dinner with Monkee Michael Nesmith and crashed the glitter-rock scene on Sunset Strip in ’74. My group Thundertrain recorded Live at the Rat in’76, we rocked with the Runaways, Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott and Willie Loco in Boston’s Kenmore Square. Then we hit CBGB’s alongside the Dead Boys in ’77. After that I toured the USA southwest with the three-ring Circus Vargas in ’81. After I got fired from my circus job I rocked America with the Joe Perry Project in 1982 and ’83. Just a taste of the non-stop fun & action in my candid, rocket-paced, occasionally shocking, 20 year memoir." - Mach
Joe Perry and Aerosmith are a continuous presence in Bell’s narrative. Mach recalls youthful years following & studying Aerosmith and later singing, writing, recording and rocking with the Joe Perry Project 1982 -’84.
Book Signing (all weekend) and Friday Night Karaoke After-Party w/ Cowboy Mach! Northeast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza - Regency Hotel Boxboro MA 242 Adams Place, NOV 26-28, Guaranteed Not Boring!
"The new singer, Cowboy Mach Bell, was a rock'n'roll guy who grew up in the next town over from me (Holliston, Massachusetts) and had a group called Thundertrain. He loved to rave and be in a band..." - Joe Perry
NOVEMBER 26 - 28 REGENCY HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
242 Adams Place, BOXBORO MA - Rt 495 & Rt 111
Hey guys! I am pleased to announce my new baby!
“I just finished an awesome book which I think you’d enjoy, simply if you love rock’n’roll. Now, if you’re an Aerosmith and Joe Perry fan, I know you’re gonna want to read this one.
And if you’re a fan of Boston Rock’n’Roll it’s a no-brainer…
The book is Once a Rocker Always a Rocker: A Diary, written by local legend Mach Bell, singer for the late 70’s Boston workhorse group Thundertrain.
And also, more famously, as frontman to the Joe Perry Project.”
CARTER ALAN - WZLX-FM iHeartRadio Personality, Author and Music Historian
“I’m THRILLED that you’ve put out this book. This is the LOST ERA…and to get it from somebody who was there!”
JULIAN GILL - Host of Look! It’s Rock’N’Roll, Rock historian & Author
“It’s a fascinating, FASCINATING story.”
MITCH LAFON - Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon
“(A) book that is phenomenal. I recommend it to every fan.”
JOE SUTO - RockShowCritique
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New edition of 1983 Joe Perry Project classic. Printed in the Netherlands. I will break the seal & sign it to you.
AUTOGRAPHED CD $30
Starfleet mobile production, originally aired on WCOZ-FM.
Gulcher Records released this no holds-barred live 2/1/79 Thundertrain concert at the Summit, Peabody MA.
Liner notes by Mach Bell. Includes Hot For Teacher, Dirty Water, Mama Weer All Krazee Now, Counterattack, I Gotta Rock & more. Autographed CD $20
Lawless Records. Mach Bell went back to the city in 2004 and Mach 5 happened! Great sounding arena-punk-hard-rock from Mach, Dee Stroy, Jeff and Jimmy Birmingham.
Liner notes by Mach Bell.
Get It Up, Quincy Girl, Kenmore Square and seven more! Autographed CD $20
PAYPAL me HERE. With your paypal order include your (USA Only) mailing address, the item(s) requested and the name(s) you'd like me to inscribe my signature to! You can also contact me here on the page!
- Thanks, Mach
The deluxe, expanded AUDIOBOOK of “Once a Rocker Always a Rocker: A Diary” is now available at Audible, Amazon and iTunes/AppleBooks.
Featuring monumental Boston rocker Greg“Earthquake”Morton as Mach's co-narrator. The whole Diary is included PLUS...
Boston radio personality, author and rock historian Carter Alan joins in with his Thundertrain and Joe Perry Project insights (& some buried treasure)…
But there’s more! Joe Perry Project members Danny Hargrove and Charlie Farren drop by to spin personal road tales.
Vivid, new stories are shared, old questions are finally answered, and a gripping, new Final Chapter is premiered…
Mitch goes in-depth with Cowboy on "Once a Rocker Always a Rocker: A Diary"
“It’s a fascinating, FASCINATING story.”
- MITCH LAFON
Mach goes one-on-one with the 9 year old podcast sensation.
Digging deeper into the creation & recording of songs like “King of the Kings” “Women In Chains.” Hear the real story behind that weird, strange lyric in “Walk with Me Sally” and much, much more. Kudos to host Thomas S. Orwat Jr. for giving Cowboy the chance to set the record straight!!
This special will be of interest to Thundertrain fans. Included are lots of song clips from Boston rock trailblazers of the 60's and 70's .
Thomas and Joe present their "Top 5 Aerosmith Songs That Were Not Big Hits." Special Guest Cowboy recalls the Aerosmith songs he performed with the Joe Perry Project.
Host Julian asks provocative questions and the Cowboy does his best to come up with the answers!
Bob Anderson welcomes Cowboy to the WATD/WMEX studios! Mach performs Black Velvet Pants for the listeners.
10/4/2020 Cowboy Mach, Earthquake Morton and Danny Hargrove TOGETHER with host Michael Butler on the “Rock and Roll Geek Show!” Coming to YOU straight out of San Francisco!
10/5/20 After I tell some favorite Joe Perry Project, Thundertrain and Aerosmith stories, a “lightning round” begins and Cowboy Mach is quizzed by the host Steev Riccardo! Who is the Cowboy’s favorite Boston Band? a) J.Geils Band b) Duke and the Drivers c) Aerosmith?
10/23/20 Rockin’ the Burg! Here’s a link to my appearance on a brand new broadcast radio show on K-Zone-FM in Fitchburg MA . I'm the first guest along with the Can Collectors and host Derek Drowne.
2/24/20 Here's a great podcast out of Philadelphia. I'm the guest and Hal in Philly has plenty of questions for the Cowboy.!
11/24/19 With Carter Alan on Classic Rock WZLX-FM 100.7 we cover the Boston rock scene, Thundertrain, Joe Perry, Venezuela and who knows what else…
11/21/19 Mach's second news-making appearance on Michael Butler's hit podcast. In this episode Butler reveals his plans to turn "Once a Rocker: A Diary" into a feature film.
Host Bill McGoldrick jams in -studio with Cowboy Mach who then shares more Rock'n'Roll stories and laughs.
Mach and host Steev Riccardo talk about the Boston and national rock scene, Thundertrain and the Joe Perry Project.
Host Jack McCarthy reunites Mach on air with Jack Tolman, a film maker who shot some of the only Joe Perry Project footage in existence.
Everyone is talking about Harrison Blake Young and his far-out, FUNNY interview with the Cowboy!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHOSE WORK I HAVE SHARED ON THIS PAGE, IN MY BOOK PROMOTIONS AND IN MY ROCK DIARY.
Big Thanks to: Michael Sparks Keegan, James Papaconstantine, Joe Riccardi, Michael Pellegrini, Mark V. Perkins, Steve Pimpis, Gary Sohmers,
Marc C. Canter, Sean Keenan, Danny Hargrove, Julia Bell, Ron Pownall, Chris Pitrone,
Henry Sancho, AnneMarie Martins, Lynn Ciulla,
Melissa Tyler, Michael Nolette, Barry Brown, Kathy Ivers, Angie Gallarelli, Aaron Bornstein,
Kyle Rundge, Eddie Hoar, Tabi Mitchell, Manny Hernandez, Julia Bell,
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Always a Rocker, Mach
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