Archive for The Wildroots

“Candy Store” by The Wildroots

Posted in band performance, Exclusives, History, Music with tags , , , on July 17, 2011 by C54

Living up to a name isn't that easy. (photo: L. D'Amico Photography)

“It Came From Jay’s Garage” is a 12-artist compilation released in 1987 on Moving Target Records and distributed by Celluloid Records NYC. Produced by Lee Popa and mixed by Jay O’Rourke. Executive producer was Dave Frey. Recorded at Jay’s Garage August – November 1987. This is the only vinyl with Wildroots music on it. Please enjoy the occasional click and pop.

The Wildroots:
JD Dragus: lead vocals & lead guitar
Tom Gerlach: vocals & guitar
Kerry Kelekovich: bass
Dan Massey: drums

“Candy Store” © 1984 Jody Conte, JD Dragus and Dan Massey.

Photographs from the archives taken by Lare D’Amico at Chicago Choice Picks / Metro Chicago and in the wilds of Lake County, Illinois.

Linda Samodral shot the “Human Music” images in downtown Chicago.

Ripped from vinyl by KK at Couderay Music.

Video © 2011 Lilypad Records All Rights Reserved

“Silence Is Better” The Wildroots: Live At The Riviera Theater 1987

Posted in band performance with tags , , on August 14, 2010 by C54

In 1987, The Wildroots were enjoying a streak of good fortune as one of Chicago’s up & comers.

Recorded at the Rivera Theater by the legendary Timothy Powell and his MetroMobile location recording truck & crew, we performed on a bill for WXRT 93.1 FM at their annual Christmas For The Kids benefit concert, hosted by DJ Terri Hemmert (now inducted into the radio hall of fame!!).

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JD Dragus vocals & guitar

Tom Gerlach vocals & guitar

Dan Massey drums

Kerry Kelekovich bass

Song © 1987 The Wildroots / Words & Music by JD Dragus All Rights Reserved

Photographs by Lare D’Amico

Poster design by Steve Magdaz

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