X-Rated - CD $6.99
Monroe & X Rated - 2CDs $12.99
For fans of AC/DC, HELIX, BUCKCHERRY and RHINO BUCKET. 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 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.
'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."
Buster Cherry - CD $8.99
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 of Dangerous Toys & Watchtower fame 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 producer)
Monroe - CD $7.99
For fans of AC/DC, HELIX, BUCKCHERRY and RHINO BUCKET. 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).
"The Walk' video features cameos by Bon Jovi, Sam Kinison, Tracci Guns, Jani Lane, Bret Michaels, CC Deville, & Lemmy.
Cherry St. was formed in California by Michigan natives Tom 'Monroe' Mathers & Don ‘Spinner’ Korbecki in 1989 after recruiting Chris Van Dahl on vocals and Taz 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 24" x 36" full color poster's & flats in stores around southern California.
In 1991 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, Tracci Guns, Jani Lane, Bret Michaels, CC Deville, & Lemmy.
In 1992 Jaimie Scott joined Tyketto he was replaced by Redd Rosell. The first Perris Records release was the "Self Titled" cd but soon after the CD was done Cherry St. signed with JRS/BMG to release "Squeeze It Dry". JRS records had The Stray Cats, Asia on their roster. Rikki Rockett had offered to record Cherry St. at his studio but the JRS contract release date would have been up because Sass Jordan and Motorhead was still in his studio and we would have not made the release date for a summer tour. At a past Roxy show Erik Turner and Joey Allen from Warrant introduced Cherry St., Erik Turner had a production company with Tommy Thayer (KISS) they have worked with The Things so Cherry St. brought them in to produce the next recording. 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. A few weeks after the release Chris Van Dahl left the band and went on to front L.A. Guns during the "American Hardcore" release. The band recruited vocalist Shannon Stroebel to step in for the 3 week tour with My Hero/Tuff tour. Cherry St. remains to carry on with many of rocks greatest vocalist such as Brian Vollmer (Helix), Marq Torein (Bullet Boys), Kevin Steele (Roxx Gang) handling the vocal duties.
In 1993 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 seven years later the label is still going strong and will carry on for many more years.