OUT, BUT NOT FOR THE COUNT
Dan mccafferty might no longer be in nazareth, but he’s still recording.
Since his enforced retirement from Nazareth, Dan McCafferty has made a handful of short on-stage appearances, including a performance of This Flight Tonight accompanied by an orchestra at last year’s Sweden Rock Festival.
Laying down a solo album of his own in the room next door, McCafferty was an occasional visitor to the studio as the new-look Nazareth recorded Tattooed On My Brain. Although the singer says it was “a rather bittersweet experience”, he was “very, very impressed” by the music his old friends were making with Carl Sentance.
McCafferty has attended several Nazareth shows, but resists the temptation of a guest appearance. “That would be like someone’s ex-wife turning up at a wedding,” he says, laughing. “My time in Nazareth is over.
“I’m calling my album The Last Testament, which of course it might well be,” the 71-yearold reveals. “Pete [Agnew] is on a cover of Sunshine [from Nazareth’s 1974 album Rampant], but it has some very different ideas because, frankly, the thought of making a son-of-Nazareth album terrified me.”
Dan McCafferty in full flow in ’75.