JEM Records Celebrates Pete Townshend – Release date August 5, 2022
Fifty years ago, an avid Who fan named Marty Scott and his two childhood friends from NJ began to sell records in their college dorms. They traveled to England after graduation and went searching to find a Who album that was not available in the USA. He realized there must be others who wanted it too. This was the start of importing rock albums by JEM Records. Carrying on through the 70’s and 80’s as the premier independent distribution and label group, Jem helped many labels get national distribution ,broke artists via radio and retail, and released hundreds of albums.
Rock At Night says: Really fun new takes on classic Who hits! One can never tire of listening to these killer songs.
Now, fifty years after its operation from a trailer in the parking lot of a “one-stop,” JEM Records continues as the premier “power pop” rock label. On August 5th, Jem will release the third (after John Lennon and Brian Wilson) “Celebrates” album with JEM Records Celebrates Pete Townshend ,once again presenting its artists’ interpretation of a rock icons’ songs.
“Baba O’Riley,” Lisa Mychols & Super 8
“So Sad About Us,” The Gold Needles
“I’m Free,” The Grip Weeds “
A Quick One,” The Grip Weeds
“Let My Love Open The Door,” The Midnight Callers
“I Can See For Miles,” The Weeklings
“The Seeker,” Nick Piunti
“Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand,” The Anderson Council
“Glow Girl,” The Anderson Council
“Let’s See Action,” Richard Barone
“I Can’t Explain,” Lisa Mychols & Super 8
“The Goods Gone,” The Gold Needles
“The Kids Are Alright,” Johnathan Pushkar
“Substifool,” The Airport 77s
Album Cover: Anthony Parisi, Artist/ Concept By Toni Scott
Mastered by Kurt Reil at The House of Vibes, Highland Park, NJ.
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