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Friday, September 23, 2022

INCOMING! Cherry Street



Title: Squeeze It Dry

Release date: 9/23/2022

Catalogue No. CD: PER5952

Format: CD

UPC Barcode No. CD: 670573059523

Label: Perris Records

Style: Hard Rock

Origin: Hollywood, CA - USA

This "Squeeze It Dry" CD is a re-issue of the 1993 JRS/BMG release featuring all new artwork. After the re-issue of the "Self Titled" release selling out in a few weeks Perris Records has decided to re-issue the "Squeeze It Dry" CD. This CD has Erik Turner (Warrant) Tommy Thayer (KISS, BLACK 'N BLUE) & Pat Regan (Kiss, Deep Purple, Shotgun Messiah) producing two tracks "No Doubt" & "Whisky" and Pat Regan remixing previous tracks on the bands "Self Titled" release that are included on this release.

   Cherry St. was formed in California by Michigan natives Tom 'Monroe' Mathers & Don ‘Spinner’ Korbecki in 1989 after recruiting Chris VanDahl on vocals and Todd “Taz” Anthony on guitar also from Michigan. Within a year Cherry St. released a 3 song demo distributed by Important/Relativity that sold over 8000 units worldwide. MTV also featured Cherry St. on the "Pay To Play" segment with members of Gun's n Roses, Bang Tango & Warrant. Jaimie Scott on bass guitar & Marc Razzle on drums was brought

in right after releasing the 3 song demo to start headlining Gazzari's, Whiskey, Troubadour, & the Roxy on the Hollywood Strip. Legendary Bill Gazzari presented Cherry St. the first colored star for Gazzari's, many bands like Bang Tango, Razzle (now Lit) also received stars.

   In 1990 Cherry St. was offered to tour Texas and soon after the great response from packed shows and hundreds of fans showing up to the instore meet and greets.

More tours were booked in 29 states from Boston, Florida and all the way to Hawaii and sharing the bill with such bands as Dangerous Toys, Foreigner, Warrant, April Wine,Vince Neil, Slaughter, Pretty Boy Floyd, & Sweet F.A.. Cherry St. achieved many goals such as being the only unsigned band to have Music Plus Chain Stores feature 24" x 36" full color poster's & flats in all the stores in southern California to promote their 3 song tape distributed by Important/Relativivity. Many Tower Records also featured the full color poster's & flats in stores around southern California. Also in 1990 Cherry St. recorded a home video with many fans and celebrities and featuring the first video "The Walk'

with cameos like Bon Jovi, Sam Kinison (RIP), Tracci Guns, Jani Lane (RIP), Bret Michaels, CC Deville, & Lemmy (RIP).

  In 1991 Kelly James replaced Razzle on drums and the band headed out on a US tour. In 1992 Jaime Scott joined Tyketto he was replaced by Redd Rosell. Soon after the "Self Titled" was released, Cherry St. signed with JRS/BMG to release "Squeeze It Dry". JRS records had The Stray Cats and Asia  on their roster. Rikki Rockett offered to record Cherry St. at his studio, but because Sass Jordan and Motorhead were still in his studio, we would have not made the release date for a summer tour. At a past Roxy club show in Hollywood Erik Turner & Joey Allen from Warrant introduced Cherry St. The band kept in touch with Erik Turner and he had a production company with Tommy Thayer (KISS, BLACK 'N BLUE) so they were brought in to produce "Squeeze It Dry". Erik and Tommy had worked with Pat Regan (Kiss, Deep Purple, Shotgun Messiah) so it made perfect sense to finish "Squeeze It Dry" with Pat Regan recording & mixing the CD in his studio.

Chris VanDahl-Vocals, Tom “Monroe” Mathers-Guitar,
Todd “Taz” Anthony-Guitar, Redd Rosell-Bass,
Tom “Kelly James” Dobrentey-Drums
1. No Doubt About
2. Jenn
3. Cherry Street
4. Sure Was Fine
5. Mary Goes Round
6. Ah!
7. Whisky
8. Ring Around The Rosie
9. Here I Come
10. Shake Down Sally
11. Speak No Evil
12. Ahhh!

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