The Rationals CD Release Party Featuring Scott Morgan
Doors 8 P.m
Friday, July 24 8:00p
at The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
We will be venturing out to Ferndale to see one of our favorite rock musicians Scott Morgan. Totally hoping he'll play RK's favorite Rationals songs "I Need You" The slow version and Not Like it Was. We love those songs!
Here they are...
When serious collectors compose lists of the top shoulda-been-bigger bands of the '60s, the Rationals are often among them. Coming out of the same Ann Arbor, MI scene that gave birth to the MC5 and the Stooges, the group's forte was a sort of "garage band" take on blue-eyed soul, built around the fine R&B-hued vocals of frontman Scott Morgan.
Their mid-'60s singles, however, didn't break in many areas outside of Michigan (where they had some big local hits), and by the time they got to record an album, they had long passed their peak. The Rationals actually predated the MC5/Stooges by quite some time, both chronologically and stylistically. When they began recording for the local A2 label in 1965, they were, like many garage bands, heavily influenced by the British Invasion, although they gave their material a more soulful flavour than most similar units. "Gave My Love" was a chart-topper in Ann Arbor (and a hit in Detroit), as was a follow-up single of "Respect" (which predated Aretha Franklin's version). Picked up for national distribution by Cameo/Parkway, it nudged into the lowest regions of the national charts as well. Read full article Classic Bands HERE Scott's Main Website HERE Scott Morgan on Myspace HERE Scott Morgan and Powertrane HERE Chris "Box" Taylor on Myspace HERE