HISTORY

     Cherry St. was formed in California by Michigan natives Tom 'Monroe' Mathers & Don ‘Spinner’ Korbecki in 1989 after recruiting Chris VanDahl on vocals and Todd “Taz”  Anthony on guitar also from Michigan. Within a year Cherry St. released a 3 song demo distributed by Important/Relativity that sold over 8000 units worldwide. MTV also featured Cherry St. on the "Pay To Play" segment with members of Gun's n Roses, Bang Tango & Warrant. Jaimie Scott on bass guitar & Marc Razzle on drums was brought in right after releasing the 3 song demo to start headlining Gazzari's, Whiskey, Troubadour, & the Roxy on the Hollywood Strip. Legendary Bill Gazzari presented Cherry St.  the first colored star for Gazzari's, many bands like Bang Tango, Razzle (now Lit) also received stars. 
     In 1990 Cherry St. was offered to tour Texas and soon after the great response from packed shows and hundreds of fans showing up to the instore meet and greets. More tours were booked in 29 states from Boston, Florida and all the way to Hawaii and sharing the bill with such bands as Dangerous Toys, Foreigner, Warrant, April Wine, Vince Neil, Slaughter, Pretty Boy Floyd, & Sweet F.A.. Cherry St. achieved many goals such as being the only unsigned band to have Music Plus Chain Stores feature 24" x 36" full color poster's & flats in all the stores in southern California to promote their 3 song tape distributed by Important/Relativivity. Many Tower Records also featured the full color poster's & flats in stores around southern California. Also in 1990 Cherry St. recorded a home video with many fans and celebrities and featuring the first video "The Walk'  with cameos like Bon Jovi, Sam Kinison (RIP), Tracci Guns, Jani Lane (RIP), Bret Michaels, CC Deville, & Lemmy (RIP). 
    In 1991 Kelly James replaced Razzle on drums and the band headed out on a US tour. In 1992 Jaime Scott joined Tyketto he was replaced by Redd Rosell. Soon after the "Self Titled" was released, Cherry St. signed with JRS/BMG to release "Squeeze It Dry". JRS records had The Stray Cats and Asia  on their roster. Rikki Rockett offered to record Cherry St. at his studio, but because Sass Jordan and Motorhead were still in his studio, we would have not made the release date for a summer tour. At a past Roxy club show in Hollywood Erik Turner & Joey Allen from Warrant introduced Cherry St. The band kept in touch with Erik Turner and he had a production company with Tommy Thayer (KISS, BLACK 'N BLUE) so they were brought in to produce "Squeeze It Dry". Erik and Tommy had worked with Pat Regan (Kiss, Deep Purple, Shotgun Messiah) so it made perfect sense to finish "Squeeze It Dry" with Pat Regan recording & mixing the CD in his studio.

     In 1994 Tom 'Monroe' Mathers fired up Perris Records full time working with many of the 80's MTV bands and future stars in the indie rock scene. Twenty eight years later the label is still going strong and will carry on for many more years.

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Twisted, Rude & Sticky Sweet CD $12.99

This is a limited 500 CD pressing. This Cherry St. CD features 11 demos that the band recorded before getting signed to JRS/BMG in 1993. After it was discovered that someone in Russia was illegally selling a bootleg CD with a version of these demos on EBAY for $140.00, Perris Records decided to release the tracks with improved sound quality and original band photos in the CD artwork. The bootleg CD artwork consists of low quality pictures and the recordings were taken off old cassette tapes sold by the band years earlier. For this release on Perris, the first six tracks were taken off the master DAT tapes. Tracks 7 through 11 were recorded in smaller studios as              pre-production and were never intended for sale. Anthony Focx, whose credits include Ace Frehley, Buckcherry & Night Ranger, mastered all 11 tracks on this CD. The Russian bootleg version is a low quality product and is ripping off the fans and the band.

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Squeeze It Dry CD $9.99 On Sale!!!!

This "Squeeze It Dry" CD is a re-issue of the 1993 JRS/BMG release featuring all new artwork. After the re-issue of the "Self Titled" release selling out in a few weeks Perris Records has decided to re-issue the "Squeeze It Dry" CD. This CD has Erik Turner (Warrant) Tommy Thayer (KISS, BLACK 'N BLUE) & Pat Regan (Kiss, Deep Purple, Shotgun Messiah) producing two tracks "No Doubt" & "Whisky" and Pat Regan remixing previous tracks on the bands "Self Titled" release that are included on this release.  

TRACKLIST: 1. No Doubt About, 2. Jenn, 3. Cherry Street,    4. Sure Was Fine, 5. Mary Goes Round, 6. Ah!, 7. Whisky,        8. Ring Around The Rosie, 9. Here I Come, 10. Shake Down Sally, 11. Speak No Evil,  12. Ahhh!

BAND MEMBERS: Chris VanDahl-Vocals, Todd “Taz” Anthony-Guitar, Tom “Monroe” Mathers-Guitar,  Redd Rosell-Bass,  Tom “Kelly James” Dobrentey-Drums

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"Cherry St." Re-Issue CD SOLD OUT

This is a re-issue of the 1992 1st release on Perris Records. This is a limited 500 pressing CD pressing of this huge sought after CD selling for high dollars on EBAY.

UPDATE 4.8.22: CD IS NOW SOLD OUT ON PERRIS WEBSITE. THERE ARE A FEW COPIES LEFT AT THESE WEBSITES BELOW. 

AMAZON (USA): https://www.amazon.com/Cherry-St-st/dp/B09TBGRCXJ/ref=tmm_acd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

AOR HEAVEN (Germany) https://www.aorheaven.com/index.php/german_b/cherry-st-squeeze-it-dry.html

 TRACKLIST:
1. Ring Around The Rosie, 2. Mary Goes Round, 3. Speak No Evil, 4. Shake Down Sally, 5. Here I Come, 6. Jenn, 7. Sure Was Fine, 8. Cherry St., 9. Ah!   BAND MEMBERS: Chris VanDahl-Vocals, Tom “Monroe” Mathers-Guitar, Todd “Taz” Anthony-Guitar, Redd Rosell-Bass, Tom “Kelly James” Dobrentey-Drums

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X-Rated - CD $14.99 Factory pressed only 20 CDs left.

 For fans of AC/DC, HELIX, BUCKCHERRY and RHINO BUCKET.  CD is also available as a picture disc CD-R below for $9.99

 Members: Wes Kimball-Vocals, Tom Mathers-guitar, Taz-guitar, Jaimie Scott- (Tyketto) bass guitar, Kelly Thomas-drums. Artwork was designed by Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys) CD was recorded in Austin Texas and mixed by Taz. 

Track Listing:  1. Good in a Bad Way, 2. Luv Junkie, 3. Cloud 9, 4. Roll the Bones, 5. Red Devil, 6. You've Got the Love, 7. King of the Mountain, 8. Two Times You, 9. Whiskey  

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Monroe & X Rated - 2CDs $24.99 only 20 factory pressed CDs left.

For fans of AC/DC, HELIX, BUCKCHERRY and RHINO BUCKET. CD is also available as a picture disc CD-R below for $14.99

CD Booklet features un-released rare photos of the bands legendary Hollywood History on the Sunset Strip and liner notes. “Monroe” CD features on vocals Marq Torien (Bulletboys) Kevin Steel (Roxx Gang) and Shannon Strobel (Toured on last offical Cherry St. tour with Tuff in 1993). CD was mixed by Union Underground Vocalist Brian Scott. This CD was originally released in 1996 and re-released with 3 bonus tracks. Bonus tracks feature the legendary 3 song tape that sold thousands on the sunset strip. Vocalist Billy Coane (Rings Of Saturn) stepped in for a short appearance on the recording and touring before Chris Van Dahl came back into the band in 1992. “X Rated” CD Band members: Wes Kimball-Vocals, Tom Mathers-guitar, Taz-guitar, Jaimie Scott-bass, Kelly Thomas-drums. The CD features Jaimie Scott of Tyketto fame and original Cherry St. bassist was brought back into the studio to knock out all bass duties. CD was mixed by TAZ who also has produced Bang Tango, Cherry St. and Spinning Chain.

 

 

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Buster Cherry - CD $12.99

For fans of AC/DC, HELIX, BUCKCHERRY and RHINO BUCKET. The 'Buster Cherry' CD features vocalist Brian Vollmer (Helix) on 10 vocal tracks, along with Jaimie Scott (Tyketto) on bass guitar. Also Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Dirty Looks, Broken Teeth) switching off vocal duties on "Dogtown" as well as two other Chorus tracks. "Buster Cherry" was mixed by Pat Regan (Kiss, Deep Purple, Mr. Big, Warrant producer)

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Monroe - CD $14.99 Factory pressed only 26 CDs left.

For fans of AC/DC, HELIX, BUCKCHERRY and RHINO BUCKET. CD is also available as a picture disc CD-R below for $9.99

Featuring on vocals Marq Torien (Bulletboys), Kevin Steel (Roxx Gang). CD was mixed by Union Underground Vocalist Brian Scott. This CD was first released in 1996 now re-released with 3 bonus tracks. BONUS TRACKS:  'Comes Around Goes Around', 'Soft & Slow' & 'Push & Shove'. These bonus tracks was recorded in Hollywood when the band was playing the Sunset Strip. Billy Coane was the vocalist & Jaimie Scott (Tyketto) was on bass guitar.

Tracks:  1. Dogtown (Featuring Marq Torien on vocals)
2. One More Tonight (Featuring Marq Torien on vocals) 3. Break Me (Featuring Shannon Strobel on vocals) 4. Joker's Wild  (Featuring Kevin Steel on vocals) 5. Bite The Bullet (Featuring Kevin Steel on vocals) 6. The War Is Over  (Featuring Shannon Strobel on vocals) 7. Comes Around Goes Around (Featuring Billy Coane on vocals)  8. Soft & Slow (Featuring Billy Coane on vocals) 9. Push & Shove (Featuring Billy Coane on vocals). 

'War Is Over' History behind this track, words by Jonathan Daniel (now manager of Weezer, Green Day, Fall Out Boy). "I Started out in Candy with John Schebert on drums, Gilby Clarke on guitar, Kyle Vincenton on vocals and myself, Jonathan Daniel on bass. We were the lone pop group during the early eighties metal years in L.A. We put out an album on Polygram called "Whatever Happened to Fun..." that's a collector's item these days. We then splintered into a couple of different groups, Gilby started Kill For Thrills, Kyle did a solo record, and John and I formed Electric Angels with a singer name Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, Slash). We moved to New York City and recorded an album for Atlantic, Gilby joined Gun 'n' Roses. We were doing demos for a second record and that's when "War Is Over" was written. Gilby did a solo album, "Pawnshop Guitars" which John and I played on and at the same, John, Shane, and I formed The Loveless, and recorded "A Taste of Gin & Salvation." We recorded "War Is Over" with both Gilby and Ryan playing guitars for the Loveless album, but it didn't seem to fit on that records. I'm glad it's finally found a home on this CD." 

PICTURE DISC CD-R SECTION

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MONROE - picture disc CD-R $9.99

Professional picture disc CD-R with original artwork with booklet and tray card.