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LiVe @ Th’ CheeTah ( 1967 Audio FideLiTy CoMP eL Pee ) – ESQUiRes ( Dante Renzi )

Posted in audio,mp3,music,Westchester NY Records by ynot on the March 5th, 2010

otay…
this is FiNaLLy th’ follow-up t’ mi fLeekin 2nd post… ( already 3 yrs ago! )
nu blog friend bill donovan ask’d fer it… so here ’tis…
LiVe aT The CheeTah 1967 Audio fideLiTy LP FRoNT
The CheeTah Club was located @ Th’ OLd Riviera Ballroom @ 53rd & Broadway…
a prime mid-town location that was operated by Borden Stevenson…
( son of th’ then late senator Adlai Stevenson )
but enuff ’bout th’ club fer now…
( i may update more so def e-mail me & bookmark this page if innarrest’d )

let’s jump straight t’ th rekkid…following th’ then ‘trend’ this comp is really a cvrs alb…
and mostly of inarrest t’ me is th’ lokel band…
The ESQUiRes…
Jeff Ginman – lead voc, harmonica, tambourine
Rockin’ Dante Renzi – Bass
Jay Savino – gtr
Danny Mahony – Organ
Mike Rubin – drums
who turn in decent enough Stones, Little Anthony & The iMPeRiaLs cvrs…
as well as a rendition of Lil Stevie Wonder’s ’66 hit…
Uptight (Everything’s Alright)

okay, so as this is really sorta a ‘FuRST dRaFt’…
let’s get right t’ th’ songs fer now…
The ESQUiRes – ”PaiNT iT bLaCk!”

The ESQUiRes – ”GeT oFF Mi CLoud!”

The ESQUiRes – ”OuT oF Mi HEad”

The ESQUiRes – ”UPTiGhT!” ( OuT oF SiGhT! )

MaRk ShaW & The PRoPheTs – ”Good LoViN”

MaRk ShaW & The PRoPheTs – ”PaPa’s GoT a bRaNd NU BaG!”

ThuNdeRfRoG ENSeMbLe – ”BaBy DoN’T PuT Me ON!”

and finally… ThuNdeRfRoG ENSeMbLe – ”EVeRybody Needs SuMbody!”

otay… now v. qwikly…
here’s where this ‘sorta neatly ties in…’ —> ffwd back to circa summer 1985… ( ?! )
Jim Gibson & i had sorta tried t’ start a ‘band’…
( we nvr even got t’ th dreaded ‘naming stage’… )
and th’ drummer we had found was DaNTe ReNZi Jr!
he was a WiCk’d Good dRuMMeR…
and had prev ( i believe / seem t’ remember ) been in ARMed FoRCe…
a ‘sumwhut lokel’ ( i believe they were queens/bx/ynkrs ) HM HEaVy MeTaL bar-band…
( i MaY even post their demo – if i can find it! – and if anyone is innarrest’d… )
( if inarrest’d pls t’ e-mail me… )
well… i can tell yu that we ‘TRied’ t’ du sum cvrs…
SLaYeR – “CheMiCaL WaRfaRe!”…
and th’ Then V. PoPuLaR ( thx to heavy mtv airplay )
SUiCidaL TeNdeNCies – “iNSTiTuTiONaLiZed…”
but my vokels were more than creaky…
i jest couldn’t du anything that didn’t sound ‘geeky’…
so we practiced mebbe 3-4 times & decided t’ jest pack it in…
well that’s enuff fer this draft/post/ fer now…
mebbe more to come? ( i dunno… )

oh yeah… here’s th’ back cvr…

LiVe aT The CheeTah! ( 1967 Audio-fideLiTy CoMP eL Pee baCk )

The GoGGLes – 1971 Audio fideLiTy EXPLOiTo-Sike eL Pee! = DaVid SPiNoZZa PoRT CheSTeR NY! / Paul McCaRTNeY – ‘RaM!’

Posted in audio,mp3,music,Westchester NY Records by ynot on the July 23rd, 2008

otay… after th’ last ‘semi post’…
GLiTTeRhouSe…
i decided t’ kinda rush this ‘piggyback post’…
The GoGGLes – ‘SOUNdTRak t’ Th’ TeeVee Movie!’ (?)
1971 Audio fideLiTy AFSD-6244 EXPLOiTo-Sike eL Pee!

The GoGGLes - 1971 Audio-fidelity EXPLOiTo ‘Sike’ TeeN CaSh-iN eL Pee!
well after google ‘goggle’ / yahoo search…
so much fer ‘quik post’…
this ‘un may likely raise as many qwestions as it also answers…
i didn’t remember when i again pick’d this out ‘o’ th’ stash…
that this here’s yet anuther WaSTeCheSTeR county ny rekkid…
but here goes band line-up… fum th’ liner notes…

Rod McBrien – Bass, Lead Vocal
Born Amityville, Long Island NY June 20, 1948, attended Amithyville High School & Hofstra College in NY – originally a recording engineer for such performers as The Jaggerz, Jimi Hendrix, The Hollies & many others. Rod’s hobbies are tennis, football & baseball. His favorite performers are The Googles. He’s a nice guy.

David Spinozza – Guitar, Vocal
Born in Port Chester, NY August 9, 1949, attended Mamaroneck High School in NY. Dave’s amazing creativity has made him the leading studio guitarist in New York. He was chosen by Paul McCartney to be the featured guitarist on his latest lp. Dave’s hobbies are water skiing and diving and his favorite performers are The Band & Stevie Wonder. He’s really a nice guy.

Jessica Harper – Vocalist
Born Chicago, Illinois October 3, 1949, attended North Shore County day School, Winnetka, Illinois & Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville NY. Before joining The Goggles, she appeared in the Broadway production of ‘Hair’ for one year. Jessica’s favorite hobby is “peace”. Rod & Dave like her.

Mark Lockhart – Drums
Born in New York City October 21, 1949, attended Christ The King High School in NYC and is presently attending Queens College. Mark has been playing with several East Coast rock groups before joining the Goggles. His favorite performers are the Beatles & James Brown. He’s cute.

so there yu go…
of course David Spinozza ended up being on ‘Paul McCartney’s latest lp’…
which happened to be ‘RAM’
most of th’ trax were co-written by Eddie Newmark & ‘D. LaRue’…
Eddie Newmark is also credited as Producer…
google ‘goggle’ / yahoo his name and y’ come up /w/ some inarresting schtuff…
SPeCTRo-PoP Productions EaRLy 6Ts
obscure early bronx based ajax label prod
Cathy Carroll “Goodnight Johnny” Rotate label 45
coupla other audio fidelity el pees…
Ambience 1 & Ambience 2 ( apparently ‘big’ amongst ‘chill-out’ deejays! )
this one looks KeWL!

this rekkid was apparently soundtrack to a TeeVee Movie…
“Looking Through Super Plastic Elastic Goggles At Color”
1970 Guy Fraumeni, Sienna Production…
i’ve nvr heard of it beyond this rekkid…
but would cert lurve t’ czech that action jackson…

GeT The Goggles…

today is NaT’L Rekkid SChToRe DaY… SuPPoRT YR LoKeL Rek SChMo!

Posted in music,rockin' rex,Westchester NY Records by ynot on the April 19th, 2008

yes… Today… Saturday APRiL 18 2008…
is th’ FuRSTeST NaT’L Rekkid SChToRe Day… woo hoo!
and even tho ReXCo is currently ‘online only’…
we urge yu to support yr lokel bricks ‘n’ mortar ‘ma & pa’…
pls czech out www.recordstoreday.com

Ken fLeekin’ DeFeudis, MaN!

Posted in music,rockin' rex,Uncategorized,Westchester NY Records by ynot on the November 6th, 2007

quoting monty python…
“and now for something completely different…”
( if yer waiting fer wastechester clubs pt 2… ‘soon…’ pls be patient… )

ok, ok, ok, we all know the world situation right now sux like, beeg time
but every so often a luminary figure emerges…
to shake us to our very core
and in their doing so make us put ‘faith’ back into our collective humanity…

the year was 1990 & then as now, there was a bush in th’ w-hizzie….
then as now, we was involved in a largely politically motivated conflag in iraq…
th’ diff was… in 1990 we had Ken fLeekin’ DeFeudis to SaVe US!

who you ask? well most would have you believe he ( ken, that is )
was fum PaXToN, MaSS… but NO! we, under the influence, actually called the fone no…
on the back of ken’s MeGa-HiT “Run for CoVeR LoVeR” CaSS-SiNGLe…
and ken revealed he was fum Nu Ro, wacky wyckagyl, to be precise…
we talked for about 10 min, actually barbara, being more stoned, did most of the…
‘like, you know, your song is SO CooL‘ ego strokin’… but we hadta go…
The LoNG DiSTaNCe charges were piling up…
so that was all we thought we’d hear of ken…
when Lo & behoLd about a week & a half later… we got 2 letters fum ken!!!
one was at least 4 pages of gushy rambling addressed to barbara ( which she kept )
and the other was a 7 pg bio / presskit /w/ lyrics & handwritten notation…
page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7
( i lurve th’ way ken wove nietschze in there! )

thereupon the gauntlet was thrown down!
i had sold like 7-8 or so of the cass-singles…
and i told several people to write ken, & ken would most likely respond…
john franko, always the trooper, rose magnificently to the challange…
and the back of the cass-single you see above is inscribed thusly…
oh… btw… here’s sum ken-toonz…

message to ‘frankie’ franko…

i CaN’T SToP LoViNG YU!

( altho i can really give it a try after lissening t’ this! )

finally… ken really wants to know…
ARe YU LoNeSoMe ToNiTe?

‘cuz if’n y’are he’d prob like to come over, hang out, make an omelot…
& then fall off a ladder outside yr house…
but don’t worry folks, he’s almost better…

so in closing…
tina turner sang “we don’t need another hero” in mad max 3 (beyond the thunderdome)
but i say nay
times such as these we all deserve a real-live roman god jest like Ken DeFeudis!!!

and also… if someone could e-mail / post “run for cover lover” cass-single…
it’d be mucho appreciated… mine’s is temp ‘lost in the clutter’…

second post… westchester ny garage rock 1965-1969

Posted in mp3,music,Westchester NY Records by ynot on the April 4th, 2007

sum mor t’ get sum discussion goin’…

( jest kinda rushin this post so sorry fer lack of info )

dunno nuthin’ bout this ‘un…

snagged it off e-bay coupla few yrs back…

The Saints & Sinners ( Ca. 1965 Moon SS-401 )


“ooh-poo-pah-doo” ( Decent cvr of Jessie Hill 1960 N’awLins MiNiT LaBeL CLaSSiC! )

“mercy, mercy” ( cvr of Don Covay ’64 Soul Rocker! )
both recorded at GLen iSLaNd CaSino in Nu-Ro!

anybody kno ’em? anybody seen ’em? ( or seen other groops at GLen iSLaNd? )

next onto the more well known…
ReN-VeLL ‘BaTTLe of The BaNds’ ( 1967 )

Ren-Vell RV-317 Westchester NY BaTTLe oF THe BaNdS LP ( 1967 )

mines is in CRAPtaStiC shape… ( SkiPs ALL OVr The PLaCe )
and it’s also missing th’ ( Rather Lame ) TiTLe CVr…

but i DU GoTTa thank th’ ONe & ONLy B. Devereaux fer givin it up… GRaTiS

still, there is some ‘charming‘ schtuff on here…

01. Raunch (BRiaRCLiff ) – ”hungry” 2:53 ( decent cvr of P. ReVeRe & Th’ Raiders… )
02. The Night Riders ( PoRtCheSteR ) – ”jenny” 2:32
03. The Vectors ( BRoNX ) – ”angel baby” 2:19
04. The Night Crawlers ( WhiTe PLaiNs ) – ”out of sight” 2:28
05. The Reptiles ( OSSiNiNG ) – ”glass toy” 2:51
06. The Henchmen ( PLEaSantViLLe ) – ”say” 3:07
07. The Gyrations ( YoNkeRS ) – ”steppin stone” 2:20
08. The Mystics ( VaLhaLLa ) – ”lollypop train” 2:47
09. The Hangmen ( EaStCheSteR ) – ”didn’t want to have to do it” 2:40
10. The ‘THE’ ( YoNkeRS ) – ”respect” 2:13
11. The Orphans ( WhiTe PLaiNs ) – ”feel a whole lot better” 2:44
12. th’ TraiTs ( PeLham ) – ”high on a cloud” 3:33

the TRaiTs “high on a cloud” has been comp’d…

http://www.ugly-things.com/

hit the 60’s comp database link

if anybody out there can send me a CLEaN CDR of this eL Pee…

it’d be MuCho APPReCiated!

can’t ferget THe TRAiTs AWeSuM ’69 follow-up…


Nobody Likes The HuLk!

better things


here’s the back cvr /w/ lyrics

KeWL 2-sider!

here are th’ ONLy Other 2 Ren-VeLL Rekkids i’ve been able to trak down…

The Sherwoods “Third Summer” / “lonely for you…” RV-318 GoLd LaBeL

found this thru Le iNteRnet SeaRch… fum dealer in fRaNCe!

been awhile since i lissen’d tu it…

so i’ll leave comment fer later…

got this nexter one one fum p. kanze ’bout 15 yrs ago… ( thank yu vely much! )

The Mystics – ”ride my pony” (come) / ”this is what i was made for…”


( 1967? ReN-VeLL RV-320 )

so… the mystery remains… was there a RV-319? ( i dunno… )

btw… by th’ way… the 317 number refers to 317 N. Central Pk Ave W. Plains…

sorta across the street fum where Reggie Pink Harley Motorcycle shop is/was…

and only 1/2 mile fum wheres we’s nows lives!!!

The RAUNCh aLso had anuther SiNGLe…

this one is courtesy of the inimitable RiCk LyNch of YNKRS…

i’m sure i taped it when he dropped by coupla yrs ago…

but i dunno where i’se puts it right now!

here’s th’ Other SeMi-BiGGie WeStCheSter GaRaGe eL Pee…

LiVe aT The CheeTah CLub ( 1967 ) Audio-fideLity CoMP LP
mor bout it in nexter post tho…

i’m a gettin tired…