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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sonic's Rendezvous Band - Sweet Nothing

Sonic's Rendezvous Band was a rock and roll band from Ann Arbor, Michigan in the 1970s, featuring veterans of the 1960s Detroit rock scene. Led by guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, formerly of the MC5, SRB featured singer/ songwriter Scott Morgan formerly of the Rationals, a soul-influenced Detroit band of the 1960s, Gary Rassmussen of the Up and Scott Asheton of the Stooges.

They remained virtually unknown, but their one and only single retained high interest among fans of high energy rock and roll/ Detroit rock. A badly recorded bootleg LP called Strikes Like Lightning was traded in the 1980s. Artists of note, such as David Bowie would speak fondly of SRB. But lack of recorded material made the band a bit of a phantom.

Interest in the band was kindled in the late 1990s when Alive/ Total Energy Records released a studio recording of the as-then unheard song Electrophonic Tonic. In 1999 Mack Aborn Rhythm Arts released a compact disc compilation of rare live and recorded SRB tunes called Sweet Nothing. So receptive was the audience that a second compilation called City Slang was released in 2000. Both albums quickly sold out.
(Year of Release: 1999)

Track List:
1. Dangerous
2. Getting There (Is Half the Fun)
3. Let's Do It Again
4. Hearts
5. Love and Learn
6. Heart of Stone
7. Sweet Nothing
8. Asteroid B-612
9. Song L
10. City Slang

Download: Sonic's Rendezvous Band - Sweet Nothing (72.8MB)


Anonymous said...

thanks for the Sonic! :o)

Mitsos said...

big thanx from greece man! appreciated! :)

bill_bo said...

a friendly handshake from the middle of old europe - and thank you very much for the presentation fo Fred "Sonic" Smith . .

may your days be sunny : Bill Bo

Anonymous said...

In fact I was searching "Live, Masonic Auditorium, Detroit"
But yours is also a surprise, too bad the STOOGES never had a live with THE SOUND...
By the Way, thanks again

Paul said...

..Nice one...Thanks..!