Friday, November 9, 2018

The Stars Rock 'N' Roll Show - Demos

The Stars Rock 'N' Roll Show - Demonstration Recordings
Original Reel-To-Reel Tapes
~ThePoodleBites rip in 96 kHz / 24 bit FLAC + full artwork~

Firstly, I must thank our friend @noxid for transferring all these fantastic recordings from the original reel-to-reel tapes (and for rewinding one completely by hand after I had shipped it insecurely)! His efforts are greatly appreciated. This post is probably more his work than mine. 

Here are some more of my favorites from the post-Omnibus apocalypse. Jay Polt and fellow Omnibusian Jerry Garino's first post-Omnibus band was the New Milford All-Star Rock 'N' Roll Band, which featured the famous Thom Panunzio along with friends Frank Aita and Jimmy Perez. No known recordings exist of this group, although a professional photo-shoot was done. The band evolved into the Stars Rock 'N' Roll Show, which featured covers of popular tunes from the 1950s-1960s along with some original material. Professional recordings of this band were made on numerous reel-to-reel tapes, many of which have been lost over the years; however, various stereo mix-downs have survived. These are what is included here.

The New Milford All-Star Rock 'N' Roll Band: (left to right)
Jay Polt, Thom Panunzio, Jerry Garino, Jimmy Perez, Frank Aita 

Jerry Garino in costume for the Stars Rock 'N' Roll Show

Box for one of the 5" 2-track mixdown reels

The hardest-rocking song of this set is "Groupie," which is just a blast. My favorite track here, though, is probably the fantastic "Steed," which is a song about the heroin epidemic of that era. The lyrics are laced in symbolism, Jay's voice is so incredibly genuine, and the synthesizer has a strange unsettling effect on the nerves. Unfortunately there's a small tape dropout near the end of this track ... perhaps someday I will try to see if I can fix this.

Track Listing:
01) "Ah Oo (I Love You)" -- 4:44
02) "Louder" -- 3:04
03) "Sugar & Spice" -- 3:18
04) "Groupie" -- 2:22
05) "Steed" -- 3:18
06) "If You're Feelin' Blue [Basic Tracks]" -- 4:06
07) "Midnight [Basic Tracks]" -- 2:56
08) "Groupie [Basic Tracks]" -- 2:34
09) "Rack My Brains" -- 2:14
10) "Move Over" (Janis Joplin) -- 2:28
11) "Great Balls Of Fire" (Jerry Lee Lewis) -- 2:01
12) "Don't Be Cruel" (Elvis Presley, by Otis Blackwell) -- 1:55
13) "Leader Of The Pack" (the Shangri-Las) -- 2:46

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  1. problem audio convert cd with nero, flac very good, no rip cd; I use flac frontend to flac convert wav and files waves to nero rip cd.
    I have recorded all the other albums well except this.


  2. music and work is excellent my most sincere admiration for everything.