John Swan and Mark Moffatt have recorded an incredible rock song reminiscent of early AC/DC under the name Kilo.
The track ‘Parchman Farm’ is a one off… so far.
The AC/DC reference is appropriate as had history trodden down another path John Swan could have been the lead singer of AC/DC after Bon Scott died instead of Brian Johnson.
In what is a very little known fact, John Swan was considered as Bon’s replacement after Bon died. The choice was obvious at the time. Swanee and Bon were both members of Bon’s pre-AC/DC band Fraternity. Swanee was Fraternity’s drummer, Bon the lead singer.
When Brian Johnson took the gig Malcolm Young recruited Swanee as Brian’s “coach”. After all, he knew what made Bon tick musically better than anyone.
Mark Moffatt is an Australian music icon, now based in Nashville. He produced The Saints pre-punk classic ‘I’m Stranded’ and also went over to the dark side and dabbled in pop as a one-hit wonder band called The Monitors. Memory refresher – Singing In The 80s (Disclaimer: I played it non-stop as a music director in radio in the early 80s).
‘Parchman Farm’ is it for Kilo so far. It is the only recorded moment for what could be a great project.
“It was recorded over the last few months with John living in Adelaide and me in Nashville, I’m hoping it can be an on going project,” Mark tells Noise11. “It started simply as a passion project for me out of a love for John and his voice.”
Meanwhile John Swan has just released his first album in years. Check out ‘One Day At A Time’ at swanee.com.au
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