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Saturday, March 14, 2009
PAQUET DE CINQ
by Rhythm Corps
TRANSCITY RECORDS TS1003 1982 45 R.P.M
MICHAEL PERSH- VOCALS GREG APRO- GUITARS, MANDOLIN, BACKGROUND VOCALS DAVID ADAMSON- BASS, BACKGROUND VOCALS RICHIE LOVSIN- DRUMS, PERCUSSION, BACKGROUND VOCALS
PRODUCED AND RECORDED BY BEN GROSSE RECORDED AT PEARL SOUND STUDIOS, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN MASTERED BY RAY JANOS ON THE CBS DISCOMPUTER, NYC PHOTOGRAPHY- JEAN LANNEN ART DIRECTION- RHYTHM CORPS COLOR SEPARATION- BRIAN FLANAGAN LOGO DESIGN- BRIAN HALLORAN
SPECIAL THANKS TO BOB SCHULTZ
LIVE SOUND-- FRED SCHALLER ROAD MANAGER- BUBBA JOHNSON TRANSPORT- TIM PERSH, AL SMITH, RON SCHARR
CHEERS- MIKE GRAYE, GARY SIPPL, MARK HUGGER, MIKE STROBEL, DOUG SCHOECH, RUSS NOWAK, VINCE BANNON, LEE BERRY, PAUL HOHENDOR, TOM STACHLER, MARK LANDON, JIM MCFARLIN, ANDY PEABODY, VALERIE SIPES, PAT LAWTON, MARK BARRY, RHONDA MEADORS, DANNY, KEN, MARVIN, FLEA, DAN KANTWELL, GEOFF MICHAEL, JEFF STERNWISE, DAVE LAMBERTI, RICK GUMBLETON, CHERYLEN FORRESTER, MARK TRUPKOVITCH, KEVIN KELLY, MIKE MCHALE, KEVIN MARRICK, PAUL BOOMER, BILL WUMMEL, JOHN DOCHERTY, CHRIS RANNEY, JOHN JASZCZ, DAVE BARKER, CHRIS, DENNIS, DENNY, TONY AND ZAC (JOHN PERSH), SCOTT FRITSCH, DOUG PATRICK, GREG ST. JAMES, TODD ORTBRING & GLORIA ELIAS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS- AL FRESZT AND SCOTT FORMAN RHYTHM CORPS IS MANAGED BY HAPPY MANAGEMENT
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of all applicable laws. Copyright 1982 TRANSCITY RECORDS 18977 W. Ten Mile Rd., Southfield, Michigan 48075
Editor's note: I meant to post the ESPIRIT DE CORPS album by these guys but I'd forgotten that it was warped from being left in the car one hawt summer day some years back. It features one of the best record sleeves--or at least in my mind it does-which I also had in t-shirt form which I got from one of their concerts back in the 90s. I think it's in the trunk of my car as a rag of sorts since it's both too small and moth bitten.
These guys--again in my mind at least--were the best Detroit rock band of our time. Yes, even better than the well-known mega superstars like Bob Seeger, Iggy Pop, Eminem, Kid Rock and The MC5 to name a few. They fizzled out after two major releases for whatever reason and sadly it was just when they were reaching their peak as a band. Maybe there was more to it than low record sales or that they fell out of favor with the company. Maybe they were just done. Who knows. They should press another album even after all of these years. Yeah, that's right. I know that they occasionally play a reunion show for the local music awards but I've never showed for one of those. I think I'd feel silly hearing somebody in the crowd yell out between songs, "PLAY 'VANISHES'!" as somebody surely always has and will when they have a concert.
I'm not sure what the issue with the skip on the first song is but I have three copies of the record--one when they were still RHYTHM METHOD--and they all skip to some degree in that first part of BROKEN HALOES. Let's blame the record company. The song SOLIDARITY later appeared on their first major release COMMON GROUND and was done in an acoustic folksy style which was in contrast to this recording as well as how they normally played this track live. Also, David Adamson was actually Davey Holmbo or maybe it's the other way around. Either way, I prefer the latter name. Not that you cared to know any of this.
PS if anybody can decipher the lyric in ALL IN VAIN after Persh sings "Wall of Jericho was built..." All I get is "Ma shalumpa law" which is surely not sensible. Thanks.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!