|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Champagne And Cocaine||3||Audio||1980||Capitol Records|
|2||Randy Hansen||7||Audio||1980||Capitol Records|
|3||Randy Hansen||7||Audio||1980||Capitol Records|
|4||Randy Hansen||7||Audio||1980||Capitol Records|
U.S. guitarist, born December 8, 1954 in Seattle, Washington. His music appeared in the 1979 film "Apocalypse Now", and his debut album was released in 1980 on Capitol Records. Hansen's Hendrix act first came to prominence with Randy Hansen's Machine Gun (1977–80), with Larry Epperly on bass guitar and Tim Kelliher on drums (Kelliher later did sessions for guitarist Daniel Jones in his band 7th Order, whose session personnel also included British guitarist Martin Pugh and veteran American rock guitarist Geoff Thorpe). All three had previously been in a band called Kid Chrysler and the Cruisers. Hansen's Machine Gun performed on bills with Heart, The Kinks, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others, and were written up by Rolling Stone magazine and Guitar Player magazine. After his debut album, his emphasis continued to be on original releases emulating the Jimi Hendrix style of composition, in addition to including large numbers of Hendrix compositions in his live shows. He had a brief stint in the 1980's with a band that played a more contemporary style but, failing to gain a record contract of note, quickly returned to his main source of success as a Hendrix imitator, including a short series of concerts with a band that included the original Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer, Mitch Mitchell. In the 1990's and into the 2000's, Hansen has increasingly turned to Europe for his live show tour dates due to greater interest from that market. He headlined a bill on July 26 2008, in Mannheim Germany, with Love Street (Doors tribute) and Buried Alive Band (Janis Joplin tribute) as openers. He continues to live and play locally in Seattle and around the US. Hansen has three self-released CDs of original music in print and available online: "Old Dogs New Tricks", "Good Intentions" and "Tower of Love".
Randy toured and performed with 100’s of the most talented musicians in the industry.
Blue Oyster Cult
Guns and Roses
Eddie Van Halen
KZOK Spike O'Neil
KZOK Bob Rivers
Uli Jon Roth
Jeff Scott Soto
Stevie Ray Vaughn
+ many more...
My Beloved Friend
It is with heartfelt sadness that I learned of Buddy’s passing today 2/27/08. We spent many pleasant hours together on and off the gig. He filled my soul with great music and I will miss him so very much.
You are in my heart and soul eternally. May you and Jimi play together forever in heaven.
Peace and Love,