7in - John Rader - One Step At A Time b/ Get You Back (Orig. on Clone Records)
FUTURE RARITY ALERT! ORIGINAL PRESSING ON CLONE!
A distinct oddity in the Clone discography - the lone single by Akron tunesmith John Rader! For our money the most interesting stuff to come from any underground scene are the acts or artists who are influenced by another bigger underground act. The Index is the poor mans Byrds or The Clap is the B-team Rolling Stones etc - to our ears Raders clearly coming from a pre-new wave / power pop background mining the sonic territory excavated by folks like The Raspberries or The Scruffs and even Milk n Cookies or The Quick but without the sophistication of any of those groups. We dont mean that as a slam just that a top-notch producer or studio time may have not been in the budget but therein lies the charm of a release like this. A guy from Akron trying his best to sound like Eric Carmen and failing in the most glorious and awesome way imaginable! The A-side One Step At A Time is the soft-rockin ballad while the flip Get You Back kicks out the jams on the punkier side of New Wave. Presented in a sweet 2-color silkscreened sleeve with a pic showing the sensitive side of Rader posing on the front. Did we mention that this is OG deadstock from the Seventies? Grab this while the gettins good - this is definitely coming soon to a powerpop comp near you!