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The Rave-Ups are an American rock group founded in in PittsburghPennsylvania who gained greater attention after relocating to Los Angeles, California. The group's music has been diverse, touching on singer-songwriter, pop-rock, power-pop, By The Way - The Rave-Ups - Town + Country rock, alternative rock, and alt-country, at well before the alt-country movement.
Junco drums. The original group lasted only through that fall when T. Junco left the band. With a somewhat more polished style than many of their peers, The Rave-Ups were considered less an example of the Punk genre and more of a musical stew of punk, pop, country, blues and folk. The band performed mostly original songs written by By The Way - The Rave-Ups - Town + Country and Kaniecki, with some songs contributed by Carter, and a few covers.
During the summer of the band made 4-track and track studio recordings, including the later popular "Class Tramp" and "In My Gremlin," along with the usual live recordings of club dates. Meanwhile, the band left Pittsburgh and relocated briefly to Los Angeles, California. Appearing as the "band" in a John Wells later of E. A later return to LA by the band didn't gel and the original members broke up soon afterward. Podrasky returned briefly to Pittsburgh, but eventually booked a flight back to Los Angeles in order to further the musical agenda already established by the Pittsburgh group.
The second incarnation of the band followed after Podrasky met drummer Tim Jimenez in the San Fernando Valley in Podrasky and Jimenez quickly became close friends and enlisted a bass player, Colleen Campbell, to join the band. Danny Zippi, already established as an actor, joined the group soon after and the band gigged around Los Angeles, almost always for free. The EP sold all 3, copies produced. But the Podrasky-Jimenez-Wada-Leonard line-up didn't last long.
Late inTerry Wilson guitar and Tommy Blatnik bass guitar joined the band on a permanent basis. The album's only single, "Positively Lost Me," became a college radio hit and cemented the band as thoughtful alt-rockers with an extremely accessible sound, smart songs, and a considerable fondness for country, blues and folk.
Actress Molly Ringwaldwho had become a friend and fan of the band through her sister Beth's relationship with Podrasky, introduced the band to moviegoers in the John Hughes' classic Sixteen Candles when her We Take It Ova - Lil Wayne - Number One Stunna three-ring binder featured the name "The Rave-Ups" scratched on it with a ball point pen.
Ringwald later invited director John Hughes to see the band at a club date where the band informally and successfully auditioned for By The Way - The Rave-Ups - Town + Country appearance in the movie Pretty in Pink. During this time the band was getting major acclaim from critics including Robert ChristgauRobert HilburnJ. Considine, Todd Everett and Roy Trakin and entered into talks with several major record labels.
During their still-evolving musical peak, the band was locked in legal battles, all in the hope of moving on to a major label; from tolittle music Åb - KDRT - Naalprs released, with the exception of a inch single, "These Wishes" later covered by Pittsburgh band, The Clarks. The band recorded a full-length album with Berlin and Linnett producing, but the record was never released.
Inthe band signed to Epic Records and released their major label debut The Book of Your Regrets  to high critical expectations, despite being only promoted to the college radio scene albeit a burgeoning one.
The album failed to sell many copies, due to Epic's corporate restructuring with Sony and lack of promotion. The label almost dropped the band but a few believers from Epic insisted that the band get another opportunity. That same year, their song "Class Tramp" appeared in the cult horror anthology film From a Whisper to a Scream. The second single, a radio-friendly pop anthem called " She Says Come Around" was readied for distribution including a music video by Epic who then decided that they would not promote the single or video and, soon after, dropped the band from the label.
The band continued working We Can Rock The Beat - LTrimm - Grab It! a few months, including an appearance on an episode of Beverly Hills, "Spring Dance" and an opening slot on the Indigo Girls tour. Within months, after much frustration, The Rave-Ups unofficially broke up in Over the years, Wilson has played on stage and in studio with many bands including the Springfield, Missouri all-star band, The Dog People and spending some time with The Ozark Mountain Devils.
Jimenez continues to play with and produce By The Way - The Rave-Ups - Town + Country bands in Los Angeles. Podrasky and Wilson continued to maintain a musical partnership, writing and performing occasionally over the following years.
In Augustwith Jimenez and Blatnik back in the rhythm section, Solar Corona - Nightrage - Insidious band re-grouped to play some shows in the Los Angeles area.
Since then, they've occasionally Every Hungry Women - The Allman Brothers Band - One Way Out: Live At The Beacon Theatre in southern California, but have yet to release any brand new material.
Rumors of a new Rave-Ups record continue to tease diehard fans of the band. According to an interview with MSN Music, Podrasky had intended the album to be a Rave-Ups reunion but couldn't get the other band members on board. Though he had the right to release it as a Rave-Ups record, he felt it wouldn't be right, so it's his first official solo album.
On July 8,the re-release became a reality. It informs a moment. It indexes lives. It creates strange bedfellows. It outlasts people — even the people who helped make the music. Music resonates more than any other art form — that is its unique power.
It remains with us long after the last note has faded. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Rave-Ups. Retrieved August 26, December 31, January 1, Archived from the original on September 25, CS1 maint: archived copy as title link. Categories : Alternative rock groups from Pennsylvania Musical groups from Pittsburgh Cowpunk musical groups Epic Records artists Musical groups established in Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Languages Deutsch Edit links.
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