Leisure Class | Parents Night at the Leper Colony

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Parents Night at the Leper Colony

by Leisure Class

Twenty remastered "greatest hits" recorded from 1979 to 1994 by the infamous underground band from Detroit via New York.
Genre: Rock: Detroit Rock
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2. Zac
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3. I Love You More
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4. There
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5. Alfonso and the Gum Tree
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6. Young Gifted and White
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8. Joy
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9. Lufkin’s Dilemma
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10. Weekend Punk
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11. Fragment 3
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12. Colloquy
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13. Sorry I Made You Cry
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14. Tuberculosis Is Back
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15. There Are People Out There With Bad Intentions
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16. It’s All True
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17. The Worst Song
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Album Notes
"A splendid one hour introduction to this criminally overlooked band."
DisAgreement, May 2011
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"Parents Night at the Leper Colony is bizarre to say the least. Their melodies are aggressive, their harmonies a vast tonal labyrinth. Songs change direction without warning at rollercoaster speeds. Overwhelming to the point of exhaustion... This album is not escapism, this is a close up examination of castration anxiety."
Motor City Rocksr, June 2011
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"Leisure Class hit the bullseye more often than the backboard in the punk rock carnival shooting gallery that is 'Parents Night At The Leper Colony'."
The Barman, I-94 Bar, December 2010
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"This is the album you can put on and enjoy with a few of your coolest friends or you can also use it to run off unwanted guests. That, in my humble opinion, is a true sign of genius."
J.R. Oliver, Ear Candy Magazine, February 2011
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"Detroit punk jazz vaudeville, an AOR ballad, a few hard core scream-offs. All this and more can be found on Parents Night At The Leper Colony... the missing link between the Dead Kennedys, Frank Zappa and The Tubes."
Here Comes The Flood, April 2011
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"...once you really get into the lyrics you’re going see yourself, and sometimes it’s not a pretty thing, my friend. Racism, hate, and self-loathing are all abundant throughout Parents Night At The Leper Colony, and they’re performed with wit, sarcasm, and dead-on reality... Leisure Class are the real deal!"
Phil Rainone, Jersey Beat, April 2011
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Formed in Detroit in 1977 as Mr. Unique & the Leisure Suits, the band got their start as the opening act for The Mumps (featuring Lance Loud) and local favorites Flirt and Destroy All Monsters. They spent the following years amusing, annoying, and antagonizing all manner of audiences before finally releasing their four-song EP, "Mr. Unique and the Leisure Class" in 1983. The record received favorable, though puzzled, reviews from Ira Robbins in Trouser Press, and Dennis Loren in the Metro Times, who found "something to offend everyone.".

The band moved to New York, making their debut at CBGB in 1984, and evolved into Leisure Class, launching a musical and visual assault featuring, at various times, legendary writer Herbert Huncke, a custom-built two-story prison, and impaled goat's heads.

The band was profiled on the National Public Radio show, "Day to Day" ("The Rise, Fall and Reunion of the Leisure Class"). Lead singer Dimitri Mugianis is the subject of the 2009 documentary film, "I'm Dangerous With Love". The new album is "Parents Night at the Leper Colony".

Dimitri Mugianis (vocals)
Glenn Johnson (drums, percussion, piano, organ, bkg vocals)
Dan Porvin, Al Korosy, Marc Dannenhirsch, Sal Monella, Dave Rice (guitar)
Dave Boonshoft, Chris McGorey, James Myers (bass)
Russ Johnson, Leonard Belota, Guy Zublin (trumpet)
Pat McCarty (trombone)
Bob Marx, Mike Walters, Ric Frank (tenor sax, flute)
Dan "The Carp" Matuszczak (alto sax, tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Paul Romero, Kevin Weist, David Lawton, Melissa Schaffer, Angel Jemmott (vocals)
Mr. Unique (moral support)

Special Guests:
Bill Rice (oratory); Glenn Makos (trumpet); Mitchell Moses (keyboard); Joan Matuszczak, Nancy Herta (violin); Mark Broder (viola); Paul Stanley (cello); Gregory White (chime); Smilin' Bill Hazel (handclaps); Rockee Berlin, Sophia Raptis, Corey Cousineau, Marty Koenig, Dean Mugianis, Mike Errico (vocals)



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