Singles [Hard Rock] » Sonic's Rendezvous Band (ex-MC5 & Stooges) (US) - City Slang [Single] (1978)
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  • Artist: Sonic's Rendezvous Band (USA)
    Release: City Slang 7" Single (1978)
    Genre: Heavy Rock
    Country: USA
    Bitrate: 256kbps

    SONIC'S RENDEZVOUS BAND - City Slang 7" (1978) USA
    Orchidé Records OR-1002

    256kbps

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    01. City Slang (Stereo)
    02. City Slang (Mono)

    Fred "Sonic" Smith - Vocals & Guitar (THE VIBRATONES, MC5, ASCENSION, PATTI SMITH)
    Scott Morgan - Vocals & Guitar(THE RATIONALS, GUARDIAN ANGELS, LIGHTNING, SCOTS PIRATES, SCOTT MORGAN BAND, THE HYDROMATICS, THE SOLUTION, POWERTRANE)
    Gary Rasmussen - Bass (THE UP, UPRISING, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS, PATTI SMITH, SCOTT MORGAN BAND, SCOTTS PIRATES, GRR)
    Scott "Rock Action" Asheton - Drums (THE STOOGES, NEW ORDER, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS, DARK CARNIVAL, SCOTS PIRATES, SONNY VINCENT)

    SONIC'S RENDEZVOUS BAND was a Hard Rocking quartet from Ann Arbor, Michigan formed in 1975, featuring veterans of the 1960s Detroit rock scene.
    Fred "Sonic" Smith previously had been one half of the MC5's guitar "army", whilst vocalist/guitarist Scott Morgan had been a member of the soul-infused RATIONALS.
    The rock steady rhythm section consisted of bassist Gary Rasmussen, ex of revolutionary rockers THE UP, and Scott "Rock Action" Asheton had previously reduced drum kits to splinters with THE STOOGES.
    The band remained virtually unknown outside their native Detroit, but their one and only 1978 single became a sought after item for those in the know.
    The band only had enough money to mix one song, "City Slang", so it was pressed on both sides of the single.
    One side was labeled mono and one side stereo although both sides were identical.
    Rolling Stone magazine called it "5:15 of assault guitars, railroad drumming and determined-rebel call".
    Although a popular live draw locally, the band never lifted off nationally, and finally went their separate ways in 1980.
    Bootleg copies of the single began circulating during the 1980's, those hip enough to discover the band were instant converts.
    In the late 1990's Alive/Total Energy Records released a studio recording of the then-unheard song "Electrophonic Tonic", the song that was to have been the B-side of "City Slang".
    In 1999, Mack Aborn Rhythm Arts released "Sweet Nothing", a CD compilation of rare live SRB tunes.
    So receptive was the audience that a second compilation called "City Slang" was released in 2000.
    This in turn sparked a renewed interest in Scott Morgan, who was critically acclaimed in the 1980's with bands like SCOTS PIRATES and the SCOTT MORGAN BAND.
    SRB disciples, Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS recorded no less than five Scott Morgan/SRB compositions ("City Slang", "16 With A Bullet", "Downright Blue", "Heaven", "Slow Down (Take A Look)"), which further popularized the group.
    Scott Morgan would go on to record with The Hellacopter's Nicke Royale, releasing three HYDROMATICS albums as well as two albums as THE SOLUTION.
    Scott Asheton returned to the stage around the same time, touring the world and recording once more with the reactivated Stooges.
    Over the last few years the SRB have enjoyed even further renewed interest, with the September 2006 release of a 6 CD box set titled, "Sonic's Rendezvous Band," by Easy Action Records.
    The set was reviewed in Rolling Stone Magazine by Senior Editor David Fricke who summed up by saying, "I just want as much of the best of this band as I can get. Right now, this is what I have. And I am playing it. Loud."
    Follow his lead brothers and sisters.
    "City Slang", is eternal.

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