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PERSONAL EFFECTS "A COLLECTION" CD
CDs are $10 each includes shipping (Europe add $3). Click here for MORE INFO.
Personal Effects released three LPs, two EPs and one single in the 80's. We chose twenty songs from the six releases and remastered them for a CD entitled, "Personal Effects - A Collection". This is the first time this material has been available on CD. See Personal Effects DISCOGRAPHY for more info.
Vocalist Peggi Fournier plays keyboards and soprano sax, Bob Martin plays guitar, Paul Dodd plays drums. Bass player is Martin Edic, Bernie Heveron, Robin Mills, Chuck Carter, Kevin Vicalvi or a MidiBass. All songs ©Lint Music with the exception of "End of the World."
SOME PERSONAL EFFECTS TRACKS ARE AVAILABLE HERE AS FREE DOWNLOADS.
Lots of old Personal Effects photos are posted HERE.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
PERSONAL EFFECTS PLAYED A SCORGIE'S REUNION IN 2008. READ ARTICLE.
• "This band has a haunting, unique sound based on musical ability, not gimmicks."
•"There are hints of psychedelia—both the sixties American and eighties British brands—in both the Iyrics and the music, but there are enough hooks to satisfy radio programmers."
• "The real kick is the way they play choppy riffs and make them sound smooth."
• "Accessible without selling out...great hooks and interesting guitar work, neo-psychedelic Iyrics...Highly recommended."
•" PERSONAL EFFECTS combines classical rock with some crashing sax and synth and a female vocalist."
• "This group's curious blend of jazz, new wave and pulsating rhythms is ultimately infectious."
• "This four piece group combines garage rock and art rock to arrive at some rather tasty results."
• "PERSONAL EFFECTS mine the quirky rock field exemplified by bands like the B-52's and the Bongos. But they spice it with nods to Blondie and tips of their collective hat to older sources like Jefferson Airplane and Ritchie Valens."
• "The twist this quartet adds is a mixture of brooding atmospherics and funky counterpoint. This is a band that plays out their ideas, not just their music."
• "Danceable, serious-side-of-pop... captures the nouveau pose perfectly."
• "lf you want to see music with guts that excites and incites dancing, see PERSONAL EFFECTS live."
• "PERSONAL EFFECTS new album (It's Different Out There") is a masterpiece."
• "At a time when we all seem to be looking for good, new American bands, we recommend you check out PERSONAL EFFECTS."
REX HAVOC REVIEW OF PERSONAL EFFECTS
The Rochester scene was exciting in 1985. The club scene featured Scorgie's on Andrews St., Shatzee's on Richmond St. (now called Richmond's, cleverly enough), Shnozz's in the Village Gate Square, Snake Sister's at 666 South Ave. (now Lux) and most importantly for the band, Jazzberry's on Monroe Ave.
Personal Effects helped Colorblind James Experience immensely. First off, Paul and Chuck had known each other since childhood, both families living on the same street in Webster. Secondly, before Robin, Bernie Heveron was PE's bassist. For about a year, Robin was my housemate over on Hamilton St in the South Wedge. There was a time when the bands were very tight and familial. One Saturday night, in fact, Colorblind James was playing at Jazzberry's and PE was playing at Scorgie's. We decided without hesitation to be each other's opening bands! The shows started at 10:30 and right around 11:30 or so both bands raced across town to headline their own gig!
There is a tape floating around that Susan Plunkett of Jazzberry's financed called Live at Jazzberry's which features Personal Effects on one side and the Colorblind James Experience on the other.