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Leisure Class Recordings 1979-1994

by Leisure Class

2-cd retrospective featuring the legendary band from Detroit via New York. "Something to offend everyone." - Dennis Loren, Metro Times
Genre: Rock: Detroit Rock
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This limited edition 2-CD set is sold out. Twenty remastered Leisure Class tracks from 1979 to 1994 are now available on the CD "Parents Night at the Leper Colony" (also available from CD Baby).

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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 like Flirt and Destroy All Monsters. In the following years, they managed to amuse, annoy, and antagonize all manner of audiences before finally releasing their four-song EP, Mr. Unique & the Leisure Class in 1983. The record received generally favorable, though puzzled, reviews from Dennis Loren in the Metro Times, who found "something to offend everyone," and Ira Robbins in Trouser Press.

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, impaled goat's heads, and Abraham Lincoln.

On August 23, 2005, Leisure Class was profiled on the National Public Radio show, "Day to Day". Their (relatively) complete studio recordings are now available on the 2-cd compilation, "Leisure Class Recordings 1979-1994".

LEISURE CLASS
Dimitri Mugianis (vocals)
Glenn Johnson (drums, percussion, piano, organ, synthesizer, vocals)
Dan Porvin, Al Korosy, Marc Dannenhirsch, Sal Monella (Michael Tudor), James Myers, Dave Rice (guitar)
Dave Boonshoft, Chris McGorey, Greg Gilmore, Dave Rice, James Myers (bass)
Ted Moniak (mandolin, percussion, banana)
Russ Johnson, Leonard Belota, Guy Zublin, Stan Johnson (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)

Special Guests:
Glenn Makos (trumpet); Mitchell Moses (keyboard); Joan Matuszczak, Nancy Herta (violin); Mark Broder (viola); Paul Stanley (cello); Gregory White (chime); Edward Moon (morse code); Dena Raptis (piano); Rocco Ambrose (percussion); Smilin' Bill Hazel (handclaps); Matthew Marx (toy piano); Russ Johnson, Dean Mugianis (kazoo); Bill Rice (oratory); Mike Errico, Les Baby Love, Na'imah Hasan, Don Smith, Rockee Berlin, Sophia Raptis, Corey Cousineau, Marty Koenig, Dean Mugianis, Russ Johnson, Paul Hodge (vocals)

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