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Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Corsairs (Today E.P.)

Here's a great E'P' from L.A's The Corsairs. I couldn't find much info, on the band, mostly just opinion.Other than this, a second single was released on their own "Pirate records" label in(1986)titled, Love On The Run. A comp titled Idealistic Youth, compiling some California 80s Mod bands has two Corsairs tracks: Round And Round, and Love On The Run. If your interested, you can pick one up at The Bomp Store; Better hurry though, the vinyl is only a 500 pressing. As always, please feel free to enlighten me. The band was: Allen Shalby, (Vocals, Bass, Piano, and Guitar) Steve Hartnell, ( Guitars, And Vocals) and Greg Paul Smith (Drums, and Vocals.

Music Rage Records 1984

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11 comments:

bristolboy said...

Great post!! Apparently they were from the Long Beach area.
There was a 2nd 45 "Love Is On The Run" on their own "Pirate records"(1986) which can be found on the "Idealistic Youth" compilation of 80's Californian Mod that's just been released.

Frank Miller said...

Thank You for the info Bruce. I thought there was a second record, but I wasn't sure. I added your info, as well as a link for the comp to the post.

geololo said...

Thank you very much for this little gem.
This is a fantastic blog, keep on with the hard work! Congratulations!

Woody said...

Fantastic EP, thank you very much from Spain.

Frank Miller said...

Thank You for your comments, glad you like the record, and the blog.

Oscarkotj said...

Great record, great post, I looking for this records during a lot of years, 3 weeks ago I sealed copy of "Today" arrived to my house and now your post. Fantastic.

stevennealwagner said...

I was in a local band at the time called The Turn (terrible name). We gigged numerous times with the Corsairs and we were also a four-piece (though we later added another guitarist). The Corsairs were a cool bunch and both groups were managed by the same girl who owned Music Rage Records and produced their EP. Uh, so..."yay" for me, right? : ))

stevennealwagner said...

Correction: We were also a three-piece that later became a four-piece. We were from Van Nuys-North Hollywood.

Frank said...

Hi Steve, Thanks for the info and the comment.Did the Turn ever record anything? Feel free to Email me.
Thanks

Greg Smith said...

We reunited about 5-6 years ago for a special request event and had a hell of a time. We really had some great tunes. Though the EP had 6 of our tunes we wrote and recoreded about 50. We had the second LP ready to mix and press but it just didn't work out!Too bad. We are all still involved in music though. And I'm sure Lori of Music Rage Records is to. She is up in the Seattle area I think. Alan is in Utah still writing and doing a lot of producing, teaching and engineering. Steve is still in Long Beach and is playing a lot of early western and bluegrass in the band "Sawtooth". He also had a very good run with his group "Crosstown Cowboys". Me, Greg, I started up playing again back after the reunion after raising 3 kids and have a blues band that plays out quite a bit in the Orange/LA county areas.The ban "Kingtime" Plays a lot at the Coach House In San Juan Capistrano and else where. Check us all out. Loved all the bands of the scene (Mod) we used to play. The Turn, The Things, The Pandora's, Bangles, Three O'clock,Wednesday Week, etc. Good times!

Frank Miller said...

Hi Greg, thanks for the info and the update. Glad to hear your still playing music. Thanks for commenting and for a great record !