CD w/12 Page Booklet
Original 1999 pressing, this is the full-length follow-up to Sweet Nothing. The album features two versions of "City Slang", both the original 1978 single recorded at Artie Fields Studio in Detroit and an updated mix, along with a collection of live recordings taken from performances at Bookie's Club 870 in Detroit, the Palace Theatre in Cleveland and the Second Chance in Ann Arbor.
Produced by Freddie Brooks
"An urban rocker that comes down like a falling asteroid and explodes like a star being born..." - Edwin Pouncey, Record Hunter review of "City Slang"
"Finally someone had the bright idea to re-release this awesome proto-punk anthem by the mighty Fred "Sonic" Smith and his post-MC5 band... "City Slang" is an incredible street rock anthem that had been hard to find for too long." - Frank Meyer, Pop Smear
Before you do anything else with your hard rock dollar, give respect to the late Fred "Sonic" Smith -- MC5 guitarist and leader of punk's secret weapon of the Seventies, Sonic's Rendezvous band -- and pony up for City Slang. Issued as a one track single in 1978, "City Slang" is still epic revolution rock, Detroit guitar lightning in a bottle..." - David Fricke, Rolling Stone
"There is no justice in rock n' roll. If you need proof, consider Sonic's Rendezvous, a band with a heavy rep and a heavier sound... the band never landed a record deal and their entire recorded output consisted of one volcanic eruption 7", "City Slang," a slab that still stands as one of the last transcendent moments in Detroit rock history." - Tim Bueter, The Glass Eye