Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Rave-Ups - Class Tramp (1983)
I've decided I love the Rave-Ups. I've owned the 1990 CD Chance for years but partly because of the name I've always associated the group with Baggy England and didn't think they had done much else. When I found this six track album in the dollar bin, I wasn't sure it was the same group, but a quick flick through Trouser Press set me straight.
The remarkable thing about this first recording is main man Jimmer Podrasky's way with a studio. Clearly the dominant force (the line up would change before the first album proper) the writing is clear and incisive, the music direct and succinct, and the dynamics are truly worthy of a well honed studio band. The way Jimmer tells it, the band performed for years without looking for a deal or cutting a demo, and that shows in the professionalism on display here.
More Rave-Ups on the way very soon.
1. They Do Talk
2. That Mexico Song
3. It's You
4. A Girl We All Know
5. Right Now
6. Up To Me
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Here's a Sendspace link also.
Jimmer released a solo album a couple of years ago. More details here.