Tuesday, December 4, 2007

More Freetime Fun

Following the WCMF song list from Freetime, comes a few other gems. This issue, by the way, is January 5-19, 1983. And on January 9, at Schatzee's, you could see Open Season on Jimmy Freeze. The description reads:

"Best described as tribal rock, ranging from raucous defiance to heartfelt romantic unrest, and featuring former Presstone vocalist Jim Freeze, this band's debut and final performance is definitely the show not to miss."

And it was a hoot. Along with a guitarist and bassist, Freeze used a drum machine, and the highlight of the evening, for me, anyway, was when the drummer took a solo. At a time when drum solos were prevalent, at least as far as most mainline rock bands & corporate rock types, this interlude was hilarious. Just watching the band stand back and admire the drum machine as the solo took off was worth the price of admission. Oh, and in case you're wondering, Schatzee'z became Richmonds.

There's also an ad for Peter's Cellar, with the tag line, "Before the theatre in NYC-- it's Sardi's . . . before a movie on Monroe Ave, it's Peter's Cellar . . .

Funny, I never thought of this before, but I wonder if they were referring to the Lowes theaters, now gone, or the porn theater down Monroe Ave.

Across from an ad promoting Bow Wow Wow at the Masonic Temple Ballroom, is an ad for a club at 2525 West Henrietta Road. Stretch your memory, further, further, yes, it was JB's Club 747.

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