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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

ST. JOHN'S ALLIANCE

I really like this , a great little jangly pop record . "St. John's Alliance"formed in the summer of 1983 by two high school pals, Jon McNamara (a good witch) and Ron Vail ( a right mean cow ) when they discovered how much fun it was to harmonize while singing songs by Lennon/McCartney. They even took a crack at writing their own songs like their fab hero's and made sure that almost every song had a nice harmony and that thing they called "the sound", which seemed to mean jangly guitars and lots of minor chord progressions. This made their songs sound happy and sad at the same time, thus confusing their listeners and made them come back the following weekend to give it another go. Drummer Dennis Eisenhart was also a school mate who loved bug music and it wasn't long before the trio had attracted the talents of a handsome young cat named Ken Bussiere. Ken is a fab bass player and lover of good music ( Kaja-Goo-Goo, Lionel Ritchie, Clay Aken...) and was a major force in the 'education' of his fellow bandmates when it came to the more obscure music of their favorite period, the 60's. The band debut was the Fall of 1983 as an opener for legendary local rockabilly raves, "The Rebeltones". Both bands hit it off swimingly and a good time was had by all that chilly night at the (sob* sniff*) 2nd Avenue in Bethlehem, Pa. you can find this and more past and current info on the band at their myspace http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=62855388 Go check them out!!!,
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1. MARK MY WORD
2. NO ONE SEES
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ALLIANCE MUSIC 1983
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***DOWNLOAD***

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR DISCOVERING ME THIS ONE !
REALLY NICE SONGS.
GREETINGS FROM SPAIN!
Anxo MG

Frank Miller said...

YOUR WELCOME , THEY WERE FROM MY LOCAL AREA. GREAT BAND!! SOMEWHERE ON TAPE I HAVE SOME DEMO'S FROM THEM. IF I EVER FIND THEM MAYBE ILL POST THEM. THANKS AGAIN

WHEELZ said...

Ken Bussiere was also the bass player for Lehigh Valley legends THE ORIGINAL SINS and left the band to be somewhat of a session player in Florida; backing up oldies performers such as PETER NOONE (HERMAN'S HERMITS). He still plays with THE SINS on occasion.