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ROGER C. REALE & RUE MORGUE

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UPCOMING REISSUES FROM ROGER C. REALE & RUE MORGUE INCLUDE UNRELEASED LP FEATURING MICK RONSON AND TRACKS UNAVAILABLE FOR 40 YEARS

 

ABOUT

Although Rhode Island singer/songwriter Roger C. Reale was actively involved in other gigging bands in the New England scene of the late 1970s, his band Rue Morgue was primarily a studio group closely associated with Trod Nossel Studios in Wallingford, CT, and its affiliated label, Big Sound. Billboard Magazine said of Rue Morgue’s 1978 debut album Radioactive, “If you liked The Sex Pistols and can remember Chuck Berry, Roger has something for you in the way of rock ‘n’ roll. Hit Parader echoed that sentiment with “I haven’t the slightest idea who this guy is or where he comes from, but one thing is certain… the record blisters. His voice has enough energy to rip the plating off a tank.”

The lineup of Rue Morgue which recorded the the full throttle punk and powerpop “monsterpiece” Radioactive was comprised of a stellar lineup of rock sidemen: G.E. Smith on guitar (Daryl Hall & John Oates, Bob Dylan, Saturday Night Live Band), Jimmy McAllister on second guitar (The Beckies, Mick Ronson Band, Sparks), and Hilly Michaels on drums (Mick Ronson Band, Sparks, Ian Hunter).

Sessions for a proposed second album were recorded in 1979 but went unreleased. Future Rock And Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Mick Ronson (David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Ian Hunter) replaced Smith for the second album.

Now, 40 years later, that album is finally seeing the light of day. The 12-track Reptiles In Motion is slated for an October 18 vinyl release through Rave On Records. That same date sees the arrival of The Collection — a 24-track CD and digital download featuring the complete Radioactive and Reptiles In Motion sessions — also via Rave On.

MEDIA BREAKS

Songfacts.com (“Top 10 Primal Rock Songs” list by Roger)
Know Your Bass Player (interview w/ Roger)
Popmatters.com (audio premiere of “She’s Older Now”)
Spill Magazine (audio premiere of “Living in Anger”)
The Punksite / UK (audio premiere of “Pros and Cons”)
All Music Guide (The Collection review)
Shindig! Magazine (4-star review for The Collection)
Goldmine Magazine (The Collection review)
Record Collector Magazine (The Collection review)
Reprobate Press / UK (The Collection review)
We Are Cult Online / UK (The Collection review)
The Big Takeover (The Collection review)
The Vinyl District (The Collection review)
Vintage Music Club / France (The Collection review)
MuzikMan Reviews (The Collection review)
New Noise Magazine (The Collection review)
Let It Rock / Canada (The Collection review)
JP’s Music Blog (The Collection review)
The I-94 Bar / Australia (The Collection review)
Liverpool Sound & Vision / UK (The Collection review)
The Second Disc (“New Release Roundup”)
Loudersound / Classic Rock Magazine (catalog titles announcement - July 2019)
The Vinyl District (album announcement)
ThePunkSite / UK (album announcement)
RPM Online / UK (album announcement)
Skylight.gr / Greece (album announcement)
 

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