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The Source: The Complete Collection

by The Source

1980's Power Pop Music With A Lot Of Heart!
Genre: Rock: Garage Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Keypunch Operator
3:39 $0.99
2. Holiday
4:16 $0.99
3. Empty Space
4:03 $0.99
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4. Give Me Something
2:49 $0.99
5. You, Me, Us
3:28 $0.99
6. With Blue Eyes
3:58 $0.99
7. Thought Collector
3:04 $0.99
8. Heave Ho
0:24 $0.99
9. Steal It Away
3:14 $0.99
10. Mobutu
4:58 $0.99
11. Takin' Me Down
3:54 $0.99
12. Little E.G.O.
2:30 $0.99
13. Lift Yourself Up
3:38 $0.99
14. Madcap
3:17 $0.99
15. Constantly
3:30 $0.99
16. Workin' On a Dream
4:29 $0.99
17. Good, Good Feeling
4:29 $0.99
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18. Give Me Something (Dance Mix)
5:12 $0.99
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19. Give Me Something (Instrumental Mix)
2:31 $0.99
20. Something in the Air
4:34 $0.99
21. One Way Satisfied
3:31 $0.99
22. Lift Yourself Up (Reprise)
0:57 $0.99
23. Sensual Dance
6:56 $0.99
24. Get It
3:46 $0.99
25. From Within You
3:56 $0.99
26. Have You Got Something On Your Mind? (Demo)
3:21 $0.99
27. In Between the Lines
4:49 $0.99
28. It's All in the Way
3:00 $0.99
29. It's How You Move as You Go (Demo)
4:10 $0.99
30. Imagination (Demo)
3:04 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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And just who is The Source??....

The Source was a power pop band from the Akron, Ohio area that was together from 1980 through 1986. In that time they released one single, one LP, two EP's, and one dance single. Their EP's charted nationally on the CMJ college charts: (#17 and #12). The members of The Source were:

Jim Bailis - drums
Craig Schroeder - guitar
Jeff Kerekes - guitar
Jack Wyles - bass

“WHO ARE THESE GUYS? I LIKE THEM!” – (KYXX – Seattle)*

“FOLKY POP-ROCK… LILTING RHYTHM MERGES ELECTRONIC AND ORGANIC TENDENCIES IN A RELAXED GROOVE. PRETTY NEAT.” – (TROUSER PRESS)*

“GREAT POP. LOTS OF FUN!” – (WRRG – Chicago)*

“THE MUSICAL ATTACK REMAINS BANG ON THE MONEY; SHARP, KEEN AND PERCOLATING. THIS FOURSOME FROM AKRON IS MUCH TOO FUN TO IGNORE.”
- (IMMEDIA WIRE SERVICE/RECORD REVIEW MAGAZINE)*

“SMART POP MUSIC.” – (KFMH – Quad Cities Area, Western Illinois)*

“THE SOURCE PROVES TO BE A GROUP OF NATURAL TECHNICAL MASTERS… HAS THE RING OF AUTHENTICITY… HIGHLY RECOMENDED” – (SCENE MAGAZINE)*

“YOKO ONO’S ‘GIVE ME SOMETHING’ JUMPS OUT WITH THE CATCHY, CLEANLY PRODUCED ORIGINALS.” – (VILLAGE VOICE)*

* Quotes from the 1980's Press

Those are the statistics. But there was much more to The Source than just statistics. Those were the days of Ronald Reagan, recessions, and severe rock n' roll reactionary-ism. (A little Source guy could find a bottle thrown at him while onstage if he dared to play anything but Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, or AC/DC.) But the little Source guys were pretty spunky. They not only didn't play songs by the above mentioned artists; they played all originals. ....And those originals were not about the favorite topics of many of the locals ...ie... sexual bravado, or kickin ass.... They were about love, spirit, and awareness; all done with a tongue-in-cheekness that only four small town Ohio guys could attempt to pull off. They were definitely on a mission....and a really fun one at that. They would hide out for months at a time...writing and recording songs. .... then playing the handful of clubs in the Cleveland / Kent / Akron area that would allow original music... all the while putting out product nationally on a shoestring budget. They were assisted in this "secular humanistic" endeavor by "THE" definitive record anti-mogul from Washington, D.C., Bill Asp. No they didn't make it nationally, but they dared to think they could...and you can hear that desire and irreverence in their songs.
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The Source was a forerunner of much of what is taken for granted in the "alternative music scene” today, I.E., it's up to the band to create the image, to do the business, to write and record the songs, and to promote themselves. The Source did it before there was a template for it, before there was an internet.

It's also an example of what is very rare in music today: the band members were friends who dug the chemistry of hanging out and playing music together. Yea, they wanted to make it.. hell yes!.. but there was also a real camaraderie that existed among the members.

Jeff Kerekes put The Source together and came up with the name. He and the other members were together for 6 years, writing, recording and performing songs about what they were thinking, what was happening in the world (and their take on it) and what was going on in their lives. Underlying all of this was a desire and drive to empower themselves, and maybe inspire someone else to empower themselves in the process. They wanted to change the way things are done, not only in music, but in the world as well. ( A bit of a lofty and naive concept, perhaps!?)....How does that song go??.... Acc-entuate the positive. E-liminate the negative.....Most of all though, they wanted to do something that was fun!

This release is the entire Source Song Catalog. The vinyl was cleaned up before being transferred to digital, and the songs can be purchased as downloads of the entire catalog, or individually. Included amongst the songs are 4 unreleased demos, as well as their "infamous?" Dance single... Their version of Yoko Ono's "Give Me Something." Both the Dance and Instrumental mix versions are here. (An original mint condition vinyl of this Dance Single goes for $425!)

Enter, (or re-enter) the “Alternative Music” Scene of the 1980’s, and discover, (or re-discover) one of it’s overlooked gems, THE SOURCE!









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