Sovreign- hard rock cover band from East Side of St Paul 1977

23 Aug

(left to right)

Dean Johnson- drums

Tom Neubauer- vocals

Robb Anderson- guitar

Marty Kearney- bass, vocals

Sovreign were Harding High School’s greatest offering of 1970s rock and roll. They practiced in basements on Minnehaha & Howard St, then on Third Street across from the school, even in Mrs. Wilhelm’s basement for a year! The seven songs presented here are cover versions of songs made famous by Montrose, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, and Johnny Winter. The photos shown were taken at the Third St practice space- note the Zig Zag guy on the wall. Dino went on to drum for St Paul Power Poppers Smart Alex (see earlier blog posting), Marty had a career in the music biz for over a dozen years. These songs and photos present a better snapshot of that lost age of the East Side Rock than I ever could have hoped to show you. Thanks to Marty Kearney for giving me permission to present Sovreign to you again.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND these are basement practice tapes from 1977, as played by high school-age musicians…the recordings are primitive, and I think they’re pretty great!

Rock Candy

Free Bird


Wild Horses

Self Destructive Blues/All I Need



2 Responses to “Sovreign- hard rock cover band from East Side of St Paul 1977”

  1. Dale Schuster September 14, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Johnny thats my Gibson SG I bought from Robb in 1980 Cool.Dale

    • gojohnnygo September 14, 2011 at 11:56 am #

      No shit! I remember you playing that gtr 30 years ago! -Johnny

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