Rockin' Rochester: 1990's













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Rockin' Rochester: The 1990's:

1990

"Gas Money" The Essentials-Earring LP

"Bothered By Boredom" Luther & the BBB's-Jargon cassette (Spring 1990)

"The Berlin Wall Of Sound" The Chesterfield Kings-Mirror CD-15

"Royal Slumber" Squires Of The Subterrain-Rocket Racket Cassette RR2

"Drunk On Muddy Water" The Chesterfield Kings-Mirror CD-16 (Limited edition of 1000)

"Last of The Teen Icons" The Mean Red Spiders-Buster Bulb Records 4-song EP

The Rochester Red Wings defeat Columbus  to win the AAA Governor's Cup.

1991

"Cowboys And Indians" Squires Of The Subterrain-Rocket Racket Cassette RR3

"Next One In Line" b/w "Talk Talk"& "You Drive Me Nervous" The Chesterfield Kings-Mirror  MIR45-4, 3 song 7 inch EP

"Critic's Choice" Johnny Thunders with the Chesterfield Kings-"GFI Productions Vol. 1" compilation, GFI label

"Electric Blanket" Squires Of The Subterrain-Rocket Racket Cassette RR4(re-issued on CD in 2002)

"Knee Wash" EP Luther & the BBB's-Jargon EP JAR 1414 (November 1991)

1992

"Physical Culture Sanitarium" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (February1992)

"Live On Rochester Sessions" Squires Of The Subterrain-Rocket Racket Cassette RR5

"Just A Minute, Man" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (Spring 1992)

"Misfit: A Tribute To The Outsiders" Various Artists ("Felt Like I Wanted To Cry" by The Quatloos) Screaming Apple LP

"The Smell Of Incense" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (August 1992)

"Musical Schizophrenia" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (Fall 1992)

"Livestock In The Living Room" The Salamanders-After Hours/Ichiban CD

"WOOF Presents" Red Beard & His Gear-Jammer Buddies (No Label Cassette, CD issued 2002)

"Whiskey Straight Up" b/w "Baby, Come Back" Frantic Flattops-Rock-A-Billy R-115

"Admiral Albert's Apparition" Squires Of The Subterrain-Rocket Racket Cassette RR6

September 5th, 1992: The Lakeshore, Rochester's last Drive-In theatre, closes.

1993

"Descent Of The Peace Frogs" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette

"Liquid Sun Days" Squires Of The Subterrain-Rocket Racket Cassette (re-issued on CD in 2002)

"If This Is Love" b/w "Angelina" Frantic Flattops-Rock-A-Billy R-116 (March 1994;  highest position #16 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 1 month on the chart)

1994

"Rhinocahsers/Steamer" b/w "Titan" Duke Galaxy & the Pipeliners-Trashcan 7" single (March 1994;  highest position #1 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 2 months on the charts)

"Let's Go Get Stoned" The Chesterfield Kings-Mirror CD-19 (Whole Lotta Shakin' # 1 April-May 1994 ; # 1 release for 1994)

"Surftones" The Surftones (later 'Susan & the Surftones) (April 1994;  highest position #14 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 2 month son the charts)

"McFadden's Parachute Unplugged" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (Spring 1994)

"Steamer Lane Shocker" Duke Galaxy & the Pipeliners-Trashcan cassette (May 1994;  highest position #16 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 1 month on the chart)

"It's Getting Harder All The Time"  The Chesterfield Kings "Album Network Tune Up" compilation, Album Network label

"All Rusted Out" b/w "Sad Sad Sad" The Salamanders-Rocket Racket (June 1994; highest position #6 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

"Surf Kat" & "sleepwalk" by Duke Galaxy & the Pipeliners b/w "Who Needs A Band" & "Smell" by The Shop Class Squares-Trashcan 7" single (June 1994; highest position #10 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 2 months on the charts)

"Super-Plexi Automatic" Squires Of The Subterrain-Rocket Racket Cassette RR8 (July 1994;  highest position #14 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 2 months on the charts)

"Dropping Out" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (Summer 1994)

"Slippin' In" b/w "Go Man Go" Frantic Flattops-Goofin 544 (September 1994;  highest position #8 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 2 months on the charts)

"Black And White Rainbows" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (Fall 1994)

"The Anti-Electric Sounds Of McFadden's Parachute" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (Winter 1994)

"Pictures of Matchstick Men" The Chesterfield Kings "Hodge Podge Barrage" compilation, 1+2 Records (Japan)

"Who Cares?" b/w "You Better Learn To Like It" Thunder gods-Trashcan TR09 (March 1995;  highest position #14 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 2 months on the charts)

"Hey Joe" b/w "Roadrunner" The Paisley Zipper Band-Get Hip GH-144 (March 1995;  highest position #5 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 3 months on the charts)

1995

"Vaudeville Couple" b/w "Loretta" The Salamanders-Rocket Racket (February 1995; highest position #9 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 3 months on the charts)

"Boy Next Door b/w "Rockin' Boppin' Fever" Ronnie Dawson with the Frantic Flattops-Rock-A-Billy 500 (April 1995;  highest position #15 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 2 months on the charts)

"Meet The Quitters" (EP) The Quitters-Trashcan 11 EP

"Lost In Space" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (Summer 1995)

"Trashcan Records" compilation of Rochester Artists (Duke Galaxy,Nod,Thunder gods,Shopclass Squares,Hilkka,Muler,The Quitters)-Trashcan LP (July 1995;  highest position #16 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 2 months on the charts)

"The Fertility Rite Brothers"(rec: 1988-1989) Fertility Rite Brothers -Jargon cassette (August 1995;  highest position #12 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

"Hello Good Morning" Squires Of The Subterrain-Rocket Racket Cassette RR9 (re-issued on CD in 2002) (December 1995;  highest position #16 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 2 months on the charts)

"Without A Word" Susan & the Surftones-Gee Dee CD (January 1996;  (Whole Lotta Shakin' # 1 June 1996 )

1996

"The Quitters: The Greatest Band In The World" (EP) The Quitters-Trashcan 12 EP

"Soul Crusher" b/w "On My Mind" Thunder gods-Trashcan TR13 (May 1996;  highest position #2 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

"The Akle Jane Quatrains Vol. 1 & 2" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (Spring 1996)

"Rosalyn" The Chesterfield Kings "Not so Pretty, Tribute To The Pretty Things" compilation, Corduroy Records (Australia)

"Life Is Rosey" The Rosey Beats-Rocket Racket cassette

"Without A Word" Susan & the Surftones-Gee Dee CD (November 1996;  (Whole Lotta Shakin' # 1  February 1997) (last release as a Rochester group; Susan the moved to Albany, NY)

"The Quitters Invented Rock 'N' Roll" (EP) The Quitters-Trashcan 15 EP (March 1997;  highest position #14 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 2 months on the charts)

"Scrapbook" Squires Of The Subterrain-Rocket Racket Cassette (re-issued on CD in 2002)(February 1997;  highest position #18 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 1 month on the chart)

1997

"Muscle Beach Party" The Chesterfield Kings "Mondo Drive In" compilation, Blood Red Records (June 1997;  highest position #8 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

"Come On" b/w "Shell Be Gone" The Moviees-Demo cassette (August 1997;  highest position #10 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 3 months on the charts)

"Surfin' Rampage" The Chesterfield Kings-Mirror CD-23 (Whole Lotta Shakin' # 1 October 1997)

"Mid-60's Garage-Punk Rock" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (December 1997)

"Misty Lane" b/w "Little Girl" The Chesterfield Kings Misty Lane Records 7" (March 1998;  highest position #10 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

"Trippin' Out" The Chesterfield Kings Impossible Records (Spain) 6 song 10 " record (April 1998;  highest position #5 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

"Best Of The BBB's-Volume 1" Luther & the BBB's-Lakeside CD (Whole Lotta Shakin' # 1 August 1998)

"Scatamonglious" compilation of Rochester Artists-AMAC CD (October 1997;  highest position #8 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

The Rochester Red Wings defeat Columbus  to win the AAA Governor's Cup.

1998

"Plan # 9" b/w "Till Yer Mine" The Moviees-Demo cassette (January 199; highest position # 15 'Whole Lotta Shakin' , 2 months on the charts)

"I Stand Alone Gratefully" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (January 1998)

"Mid-60's Garage-Punk Rock" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk CD (Rel. Feb. 1998; charted April 1998;  highest position #6 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 3 months on the charts)

"Come On" b/w "You Got What I Want" The Moviees-Living Eye (Whole Lotta Shakin' # 1 May 1998)  

"The History Of Trashcan Records vol. 1: Duke Galaxy & the Pipeliners" Trashcan 7" single (April 1998;  highest position #8 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

"Candy Apple Red" b/w "Charlie Chan Sez" The Sunnyside Ups Rocket Racket 7" single (April 1998;  highest position #16 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 3 months on the charts)

"Supernova" McFadden's Parachute-Spunk cassette (Rel. Sept. 1998; charted February 1999;  highest position #5 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 5 months on the charts)

"Wrong From Right" b/w "So What" The Chesterfield Kings Living Eye Records, LSD-5 (Oct. 1998;  highest position #5 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

"Help You Ann" / "She Told Me Lies" (by the Lyres) The Chesterfield Kings Living Eye Records, LSD-6 (Oct. 1998;  highest position #3 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

"The History Of Trashcan Records vol. 2: Fertility Rite Brothers" Trashcan 7" single (Nov. 1998;  highest position #9 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 3 months on the charts)

"Run Rudolph Run" The Chesterfield Kings (Limited Edition Fan Club Christmas Release) Living Eye Records, LSD-98FC 7"

"Pop In A CD" Squires Of The Subterrain-Rocket Racket CD (March 1999;  highest position #6 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

1999

"See You In Hell Kid" Thunder gods-Trashcan CD (March 1999;  highest position #13 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 3 months on the charts)

"Where The Action Is" The Chesterfield Kings-Sundazed/Living Eye CD-LSD 13 (Whole Lotta Shakin' # 1 June-July 1999)

"Where Do We Go From Here" b/w "Louie, Go Home" (live) The Chesterfield Kings with Mark Lindsay-Living Eye/Sundazed Records, S-146 (Nov. 1999;  highest position #7 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 3 months on the charts)

"Another Chick Induced Dream" Darren-Spunk CD (September 1999)(Nov. 1999;  highest position #13 on 'Whole Lotta Shakin', 4 months on the charts)

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THE GIGS:

Once again, the gig's listed are in keeping with the 'Whole Lotta Shakin' format, or thereabouts.

1990

Saturday March 24th: The Projectiles (60's garage rock) are at Friends & Players Pub (corner Goodman & Clinton).

Saturday March 24th: The Filthy Rich (Rockabilly) are at McGhan's in Victor.

Sunday March 25th: Backstreet's  "Benefit For The Homeless" featuring The Pawns, El Fidels, Fugitives, Guilt Flowers & Aces and Eights.

Thursday March 29th: The Junk Monkeys &  American Vandals are at Backstreet's.

Sunday May 20th: The Pawns play live on WITR's  "Whole Lotta Shakin' 6th Anniversary Show.

Saturday June 9th: The Guilt Flowers (formerly the Fadeaways) are at Friends & Players Pub The Quatloos open the show.

1991

Saturday March 9th: Johnny Thunders plays Milestones.

Friday July 19th: The Quatloos are at Friends & Players Pub. Opening the show are the Frayed Knots.

1992

Friday February 21st: The Quatloos are at Friends & Players Pub. Opening the show are the Nod.

1993

Monday May 17th: "The Beatle" plays the Strathallan Lounge on East Ave.

Wednesday May 19th: The Frantic Flattops host a Rockabilly jam at Friends & Players Pub.

Friday May 21st: The Salamanders play Milestones with the Steam Donkeys.

Friday May 21st: The Romantics play the Highland Bowl (Lilac Festival).

Saturday May 22nd: Bobby Henrie & the Goners play Richmonds.

Monday May 24th: The Earthlings host open mic night at Milestones.

Monday May 24th: "The Beatle" plays the Strathallan Lounge on East Ave.

Wednesday May 26th: The Frantic Flattops host a Rockabilly jam at Friends & Players Pub.

1995

Friday March 17th: Andy Ogrodowski (a.k.a. Luke Warm) dies at age 35. Luke was guitarist for SLT (among others), a bartender and DJ at Scorgie's, and Music Editor of Downtown magazine

Thursday November 2nd: Elastica play the Harro East Theatre.

Saturday November 4th: Green Day play the War Memorial.

1998

Saturday October 31st: Token Joe's hosts "Garage-Pop 4" with the Fertility Rite Bros, Quitters, Moviees, Cherry Gun, Grinders, Hi-Risers, Priests, Duke Galaxy & the Pipeliners, & White Cotton Panties.

1999

Friday March 26th: Token Joe's hosts "Garage-Pop 5" with the Frantic Flattops, The Quitters, Priests, Double Crossers & Vertigo-Go's.

Friday June 4th: Token Joe's hosts "Garage-Pop 6" with the Sinisters, Quitters, Veins, Villains & Ms. Rodeo USA.

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  • Chesterfield Kings Rochester's reigning garage-kings

  • Croonin' Kurt & the Hi-Geared Combo  Gen-u-ine Western Swing & Rockabilly

  • Duke Galaxy & the Pipeliners Surf music so good that Cousin Al actually left his room to see these guys....           

  • The Salamanders/The Hi-Risers Rock 'n' roll, pure & simple

  • The Frantic Flattops  Rock-Rock-Rock

  • Bobby Henrie & the Goners Rock-a-billy Swing-Rochester's  version of  Elvis , Scotty & Bill

  • It's My Party  Early-Mid 60's Girl Group sounds for the 21st Century

  • Johnny Frankenstein = 60's punk + DMZ + 70's punk

  • Koo Koo Boy  Camp 'n' Trash 'n' Fun!

  • Luther & the BBB's  Mersey-beat madman

  • McFadden's Parachute Psychedelia returns to the Rochester scene

  • The Moviees Rochester's Mods on the move....

  • The Quatloos Yers truly and friends trying to make a living doing Sam the Sham tunes,"Ooh Poo Pah Doo" and the like.....

  • The Quitters  Melodic Power-Punk at it's best....

  • The Re-fried Teens Yers truly , plus another Quatloo and 3 ex-Projectiles, trying to make a living doing Dictators and Billy Childish tunes.

  • Del Rivers Rochester's one-of-a-kind Pop impresario

  • The Riviera Playboys More of the same from ex-Projectiles-WOW!

  • The Slippin' Slacks  Rock-a-billy & Rock 'n' Roll

  • Thunder Gods  Loud and trashy punk rock, played with passion, the way it's supposed to be








































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