"Rave On: A Tribute to The Reducers"

 Once dubbed ‘America’s best unsigned band’ by CMJ, New London, CT’s The Reducers spent much of their 34-year career skirting the edges of wider mainstream popularity. But what they lacked in broader exposure, they made up for in critical acclaim and influence on generations of musicians and music fans around the world. A brand-new international tribute, “Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vol. 1″ (Good Sponge Records), coming Sept. 22, features 24 tracks that pay sound tribute to the band’s longstanding musical legacy.

There will be a CD release party for the album on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Rose Barn in Waterford, CT (305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT 06385, (860) 443-5378). The O’Neill’s Rose Barn was the first venue the Reducers played together as a band in June of 1978. The CD release party will feature live performances from Heap, the Dogmatics, the Manchurians, Paul Brockett Roadshow, the Rivergods (w/Steve Elci & Lauren Agnelli), the Clothespins, Jes Farnsworth, Matt Gouette, Blonde Furniture and Missy Roback, and will focus on Reducer’s (and Reducers-related) music. Following the CD release party, the album will be available from Good Sponge Records and via other local and national retailers.
Doors open at 6:30pm. The show runs from 7:00-11:00pm. There is a suggested donation of $10, and CD copies of “Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vol. 1″ will be available for purchase. All profits from the event and CD sales will benefit the immediate family of Steve Kaika, who continue to work through medical bills and other challenges incurred during Kaika’s illness. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase at the show.

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Track listing for “Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vol. 1″:

1. Let’s Go – The Rattlers
2. Life In The Neighborhood – The Backstabbers
3. Better Homes And Gardens – Heap
4. Boys Will Be Boys – Frigate
5. San Antone – Rockbottom
6. Fashion Of The Times – The Manchurians
7. Nothing Cool – Paul Brockett Roadshow
8. No Ambition – The Gimmies
9. Company Man – Dave Rave & Lauren Agnelli
10. Out Of Step – Fran Fried w/The Backstabbers
11. Fistfight at the Beach – The Del Crandalls
12. Black Plastic Shoes – The Dogmatics
13. Rocks – P.C.2. (a.k.a. Paychannel)
14. Real Gone – Missy Roback
15. My Problem – The Rivergods
16. Sound Of Breaking Down – Birdfeeder
17. Don’t You Wanna – Tim Lee 3
18. Yeah Yeah – Big Fat Combo
19. Meltdown – Firestarter
20. All About You – Matt Gouette
21. Avoidance Factor – The Clothespins
22. Scared of Cops – Frantic Stuffs
23. Closing Time – Blonde Furniture
24. Endless Bummer – Male Curriers

Anonyme a dit…

great stuff! tho i live in New England, here in Boston, I've only seen the Reducers just once, opening for Let's Active back in 1986......great blog! Jim

planckzoo a dit…

I saw the Reducers many times, they were a great band. RIP Steve