Hunt Sales (born March 2, 1954) is an American rock drummer, who has played with Todd Rundgren, Iggy Pop and Tin Machine with David Bowie. He has often worked with his brother Tony Sales, a bass guitarist.

Hunt Sales in 1981.

Personal life edit

Hunt Sales is a son of the television comedian Soupy Sales. He has two daughters: Cali Sales, born in 1990, and Sugar Sales, born in 2007.

Career edit

Hunt Sales' first group was with brother Tony in Tony and the Tigers. They appeared on Hullabaloo in 1966, and also on the local Detroit/Windsor dance show Swingin' Time with Robin Seymour.

in 1970 He joined his brother Tony along with Todd Rundgren on recordings for his "Runt" and "Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren" albums. In 1973 Hunt and Tony joined Rundgren again to form "Utopia" Mark I. The tour lasted 2 weeks and was cancelled due to technological issues.

In 1976, he played drums with the hard rock power trio Paris, formed by Bob Welch, a guitarist songwriter formerly of Fleetwood Mac. This trio (which included ex-Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick) was short-lived, releasing two albums for Capitol Records. Hunt played and sang backing vocals on the second Paris album, Big Towne, 2061.

In 1977, along with his brother Tony, Hunt played on the Iggy Pop album Lust for Life. David Bowie's memories of the Sales brothers' contribution to the recording led him to invite the pair to join Tin Machine in the late 1980s.[1]

He performed on several movie soundtracks:

He also performed in the following movie and TV series:

In the 2000s, Sales relocated to Austin, Texas, where he produces and does session work. He was a member of a band led by Charlie Sexton, which participated as part of the Los Super Seven musical collective on Heard It on the X (2005).

Hunt Sales released a solo album in 2019.[2][3][4]

Discography edit

With Todd Rundgren edit

With Paris edit

With Iggy Pop edit

With Tender Fury edit

With Tin Machine edit

Other edit

Solo edit

References edit

  1. ^ David Buckley (1999). Strange Fascination - David Bowie: The Definitive Story: p.451
  2. ^ "Hunt Sales Memorial". 2019-01-25. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  3. ^ Harabadian, Eric (2019-01-17). "Get Your Shit Together by the Hunt Sales Memorial". Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  4. ^ Lindblad, Peter (2019-01-21). "Album Review Hunt Sales Memorial". Retrieved 2019-01-27.

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