SCOTT KEMPNER Tenement Angels cd 1992 Razor & Tie 320 kbps
You move me /Bad intent / I.C.U.* /Hot rod angel / Love among the ruins /Lonesome train*/ Precious thing / Livin' with her , livin' with me / Do you believe in me ?* /(Just like) Romeo and Juliet / Tender mercies /I wanna be yours*.
Produced by Lou Whitney, Manny Caiati & Scott Kempner .
The Skeletons : Kelly Brown : keyboards, vocals / Bobby Lloyd Hicks : drums, vocals , percussion / Joe Terry : keyboards , vocals / D. Clinton Thompson : guitars , vocals , solos / Lou Whitney : bass , vocals / Top Ten (Scott Kempner) : guitar , vocals , solos .
+ Manny Caiati : bass on */ Jim Wunderle : background vocals .
Scott Kempner, the erstwhile guitarist for the New York-based proto-punk outfit the Dictators and former frontman of the Del-Lords (Kempner's primary band for pretty much all of the eighties), continued making music well into the nineties and 2000s as a member of bands like the Little Kings and the Paradise Brothers , and as a solo artist. Kempner's first solo album, "Tenement Angels", was released in 1992 on Razor & Tie (which at that point, incidentally, was practically in its infancy, having formed only two years previous); he was joined by Springfield, Missouri-based roots rockers the Skeletons for that release. Kempner essentially dedicated the next fifteen years to working with the Little Kings and, later, the Paradise Brothers , but he didn't give up his solo work. His second solo album, a rollicking roots rock affair entitled "Saving Grace", was released in 2008.
" ... I released a solo album called TENEMENT ANGELS in the early 90’s with the other greatest band in America (the one nobody knows about), THE SKELETONS. We toured a bit and then that was that until……DION calls me outta the clear blue one day with the idea of working together. He had heard the last DEL-LORDS album (actually named for a Dion song, LOVERS WHO WANDER) and TENEMENT ANGELS and wondered why his records didn’t sound like this. Well, to say you coulda knocked me over with a feather is to say well, you coulda knocked me over with a feather. My childhood hero. My childhood neighborhood hero, no less... " Scott Kempner.
and Scott + Dion + Mike Mesaros (Smithereens) + Frank Funaro (Del Lords) = The Little Kings (Ace Records) .
"Saving Grace" buy it here : http://www.2minutes59.com/release/10