“Mama please, no more facelifts…I just don’t know which one you is…”
Now in his 50th year (give or take a few breaks) of anchoring Dunfermline, Scotland’s Nazareth, Pete Agnew is among hard rock’s most underrated bassists.
A dexterous counter-melodic and pocket player with a gritty tone, Agnew and his mates took their musical cues from The Beatles, Stones, and The Band (their moniker derives from “The Weight”), combining song-craft with volume aplenty.
As Dan McCafferty and Darrell Sweet have given up the ghost and guitarist Manny Charlton is a pensioner, Pete is the sole founding member on the bandstand. His son Lee now helms the Nazareth drum chair.
Pete Agnew Sound & Vision…
“Hair of the Dog” https://youtu.be/jEG0-3xlAkg
“This Flight Tonight” https://youtu.be/P9uvpr_gm64
“Morning Dew” https://youtu.be/X_QvMSnGBlc