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album cover scans and, sometimes,
somewhat coherent ramblings related to said shares.

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(or, at least, very difficult to get)
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Accelerators: Leave My Heart

One of the Best!

There were quite a few bands in the Carolinas that were quite good back in the 80s and these guys were among the best of all of them. They grew from an outfit known as Moon Pie, from Greenville, SC, and became The Accelerators just before this record was released. Soon after, the band's leader and front man, Gerald Duncan, moved to Raleigh, NC, and, following a few personnel changes, took the band into a less Rockabilly and more Hard Rock direction (leading to the album that I've posted previously here - The Accelerators: The Accelerators).

Moon Pie once rented a former Church building in Greenville as a practice space. It became rather well known as The Church of Rock & Roll throughout a good part of the 80s and was a place where we could all congregate after the local bars closed at 12:00am on Saturday nights (as a result of South Carolina's legal condemnation of "Drinking on The Lord's Day"). I still have special (if a bit Foggy) memories of this place, and of the authentic Electric Chair that they kept in one of the Sunday School rooms.

It's Good! Git It!

  1. Leave My Heart
  2. Tonight
  3. She's the Only Girl I Can Stand
  4. Terminal Cafe
  5. The Alien Way
  6. Regina
  7. She's Fifteen
  8. Stiletto
  9. Tore Up
  10. Two Girls in Love
  11. Jenny

This is a video that was released in promotion of this record: