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TASTIER THAN THOU - It’s My Vinyl!, July 17, 2010

April 23rd, 2011

This episode of It's My Vinyl features the LP Tasty by the Good Rats, released originally on Warner Bros. Records.  The album used for this program was the original Warner Bros. pressing.

The Good Rats, originally based in Long Island, had one album in the 1960s on Kapp Records, and then were signed to Warner Bros, and later Passport.  When sales dropped (or failed to substantiate a record contract deal), they were dropped and founded Ratcity Records, which issued several of the out-of-print albums for a period of time.  Since the digital age, many post-Kapp Good Rats albums are available on CD.  Peppi Marchello, principal founding member and songwriter, also had a short stint in the 1980s producing Fiona for Atlantic Records.  The Good Rats reunite with a modified personnel list, sometimes including offspring, from time to time and are known to perform in Metro NYC and sometimes upstate New York.  They had a loyal fan base in the Rochester NY area and often played a nightclub there, the Penny Arcade.

This program aired on July 17, 2010, between 4am and 5am, and is dedicated to my friend, Johnny Goldchains.

PS - the Kapp album may be considered more rare than most of their other material.