Produced by Freddie Brooks for Mack Aborn Rhythmic Arts, Detroit MI.
The Second Full-length Album.
0939 EST // Mon 29 Nov 99 // NYC
Some Very Good News:
The Release of The second full-length Sonic's Rendezvous Band Recording: #MA7003; is imminent:
This intense 74 minute, 13-song collection was culled from various multi-track recordings and master tapes in the vaults of producer Freddie Brooks.
All tapes were digitally restored, mixed by Brooks and Steve Capp, and mastered by Howie Weinberg. Jackson Smith served as project consultant, with Bill Lord as executive producer. The full-color 12-page booklet was designed by Melissa Fegan and features numerous unpublished Sonic's Rendezvous band photos by Detroit area photographers Jo Ann Uhelszki, Robert Matheu, Eric Tall, and Marty Agosta.
This disc will be exclusively available in Detroit and via the Mack Aborn website prior to its' general public release. Distribution worldwide will be handled by an extensive network of distributors including Revolver USA, Get Hip, Forced Exposure, Midnight Records, Cargo (UK) and Bertus (Netherlands).
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CITY SLANG BOOKLET TEXT:
A master musician who consistently chose to move forward creatively,
Fred "Sonic" Smith
set an exemplary pace for future music explorers who would follow. After the demise of the MC5, Fred continued to be one of Detroit's most original and prolific performers. The trail blazing music he created with Scott Asheton, Scott Morgan, and Gary Rasmussen easily rivals that of the Five without benefit of trendy counter-cultural trappings and further expands upon the "liberation through high energy" musical philosophy. Someone recently remarked that perhaps Fred never got over the breakup of the Five. This second compilation, together with the Sweet Nothing album, proves that nothing could be further from the truth.
This collection features the original studio recording of "City Slang", digitally restored and remastered, along with a number of never-released live recordings that further document the explosive musical force of
SEQUENCED TRACK LISTING, WITH VENUES:
01 CITY SLANG (1999 MIX)
02 SO SINCERELY YOURS (BOOKIE'S, DETROIT 2/3/79)
03 STEP BY STEP (BOOKIE'S, DETROIT 2/3/79)
04 CLOCK WITH NO HANDS (PALACE THEATER, CLEVELAND 6/23/79)
05 HEAVEN (PALACE THEATER, CLEVELAND 6/23/79)
06 GOIN' BYE (SECOND CHANCE, ANN ARBOR 10/23/79)
07 YOU'RE SO GREAT (BOOKIE'S, DETROIT 2/3/79)
08 EARTHY (BOOKIE'S, DETROIT 2/3/79)
09 THRILL 5:12 (BOOKIE'S, DETROIT 2/2/79)
10 DETROIT TANGO (BOOKIE'S, DETROIT 2/3/79)
11 GONE WITH THE DOGS (SECOND CHANCE, ANN ARBOR 10/23/79)
12 SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN (SECOND CHANCE, DATE UNKNOWN)
13 CITY SLANG (ORIGINAL 1978 MIX)
Copyright © Freddie Brooks 1999