Neil Cloud was born September 3, 1954. He started his music career playing drums for a South African Rock band called Rabbitt. The band was formed in 1972, performing under the name The Conglomeration because it was 1972 and The Beatles was already taken. Cloud joined the band in 1975 and stayed with the band until it disbanded in 1978. “Time of the Season” was first recorded by South African 60’s band called The Zombies. Nine years after the song was released, Neil Cloud took the song and put an epic Disco-spin on it.
The Disco version was featured on Cloud’s only solo offering “St Cloux,” as well as on the “Disco Fever” compilation released in 1999. “St Cloux” was arranged and produced by Cloud and Johnny Boshoff. It’s an innovative dance album that includes remixes of Marmalade’s 1970 hit “Reflections of My Life” and the theme song to the Clint Eastwood film, “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly.” If you don’t remember that theme song then you are in denial about your age and should probably think about getting therapy.
You should remember that one, and the theme to Bud Spencer’s “Trinity.” The days when movie heroes dint wear tights or walk away from explosions with their glasses on. Drummers are so underappreciated and they usually don’t go on to have successful solo careers after their bands disband. Cloud made an incredible effort, and the drum solo in his version of “Time of the Season” is epic, to say the least. ‘The Zohan’ would be proud! “Disco Fever” is out of print so you may have to sell your soul to the devil to get a copy. Alas, thank the seven gods for iTunes! Or is it Tidal now?
Miami Based, Internationally Known