Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Cheesedogs (Rita Jenrette EP)

The Cheesedogs were a four piece from Clark, New Jersey. Unfortunately that's all I could find on them. Musically, this record has a cool DIY, Synth, Powerpop vibe to it. The title track is about Rita Jenrette, former wife of U.S. Representative John Jenrette who was convicted for taking a bribe during the Abscam investigation in 1980. She is most famous for an interview she gave Playboy Magazine that appeared in the April 1981 issue, accompanied by a nude pictorial. She claimed that she and her husband had made love on the steps of the U.S. Capitol during a break in an all-night House session. I also found this Cheesedogs Facebook Page which doesn't tell much.

Line Up -

Miles Standish - Bass
Michael Perrotta - Guitar
Glenn Moro - Keyboards
Scott Paul Gelfand - Drums

Cheddar Pup Music 1981

1. Rita Jenrette
2. No Fair
3. Radio
4. Something Tells Me No

♫♫♫...No Fair...♫♫♫

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No comments on The Cheesedogs? Criminal. Rita Jenrette is one of the best tribute songs ever! Thanks! Great blog!