Monthly Archives: August 2011

Serene Dominic presents… Analog Cabin!

Today we’d call it electroclash, modern music made on antiquated synthesizers. But in 1987, when it was state of the art, most people just called it garbage. Heads nearly snapped off necks when Steven Oddyssey ditched the multi-platinum-dance pop of … Continue reading

Posted in Serene Dominic presents... | Leave a comment

Serene Dominic presents… The Merseykillers!

God bless Blighty’s happiest export, The Merseykillers and their cheerful cover versions of some of the most violent, objectionable girl group recordings ever written. Songs like “Agony”, about a brutal boyfriend’s bruising charm achieving its desired effect on the ladies. … Continue reading

Posted in Serene Dominic presents... | Leave a comment

Serene Dominic presents… Roscoe Des Moines!

Born Joseph DeSimone in Augusta, GA, he was later redubbed Roscoe Des Moines by his dyslexic manager Jack DesMoines, who merely thought he was doing a relative a favor. While some truly gifted gospel singers at some point in their … Continue reading

Posted in Serene Dominic presents... | Leave a comment

Serene Dominic presents… Maricopa Beef Exporters!

Before becoming a Country Music Hall of Famer, Cole Summers worked as a $75 a week songwriter at Grinn & Barrett Publishing in Nashville, Tennessee. There he wrote hits like “Kissing Your Walls Goodnight” for Farley Youngins, “Haul Off and … Continue reading

Posted in Serene Dominic presents... | Leave a comment

Serene Dominic presents… The 4 Sublevels!

A regionally ignored Motor City knockoff of The Four Tops, this Auburn Hills quartet’s lead singer LaFonte Dupree credits his partial blindness for giving him the urgency in his voice that would later be known as “soul” but at the … Continue reading

Posted in Serene Dominic presents... | Leave a comment