The Rousers, the Power Pop trio with a true New York Punk pedigree, have been rocking NYC since their first gig at CBGB in 1977. As one of the house bands at Max's Kansas City, they had the opportunity to perform with many of the headliners of the day, including The Troggs, The Dead Boys, as well as a classic New Year's Eve show with Robert Gordon. That night, The Rousers were joined on stage by David Johansen as well as Lenny Kaye and Chris Spedding. They became headliners in their own right, enjoying great gigs with many fine bands and venues. Their last show at Max's before it closed featured an upcoming young woman as an opening act who went by the name of Madonna. While headlining shows all over the northeast, The Rousers released only one single,"Party Boy", on Jimboco records. This Wayne Kramer-produced single was favorably reviewed in the New York Times. As the years went by the band changed names and some members over time, but everyone who knew of them from the old scene still referred to them as The Rousers, so The Rousers they remain. The Rousers have released a new album entitled "Playing The Rock And Roll For You". It is available from all the usual outlets and is quite the rocking collection. These are new recordings and remakes of a couple of their old "hits", as well as a stirring rendition of the Troggs' "With A Girl Like You". Here's a little taster of some tracks from the album...enjoy!
You can download the album "Playing The Rock and Roll For You" from iTunes and get more info on the band at their official Rousers web-site.