Tag Archives: Peppi Marchello

It’s Been 4 Years. Seems Like Yesterday

Four years ago today, Peppi Marchello died. I first mentioned it here:  My Youth is Officially Over. He was one of a kind, for sure.     Cherry River, from the Birth Comes To Us All  Album.   Live at … Continue reading

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Backs Against The Wall

There are lots of new readers to the blog  and it’s been a while since I posted a song by what Rolling Stone Magazine called  “the most famous unknown band”, The Good Rats. The Rats were “The Band” of the … Continue reading

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Conflicts

conflict NOUN [ ˈkänˌflikt ] a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one: synonyms: dispute · quarrel · squabble · disagreement · dissension · More VERB [ kənˈflikt, ˈkänˌflikt ] be incompatible or at variance; clash: synonyms: clash · … Continue reading

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That Ain’t Right

A bluesy tune from Blue Collar Rats,  the last CD produced before the death of The Good Rats co-founder/frontman, Peppi Marchello. While visiting my parents in NJ for several days, I am learning lessons about growing older that I hoped … Continue reading

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Ain’t It Great.

Many years ago, Saturday night was The Good Rats night…find out where they were playing and go there, which usually meant driving 1-2 hours to get there. (This was long before the Internet and e-mail. There was a call-in answering … Continue reading

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One Year As An Adult

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the death of someone I had known for many years. The day after he died, I wrote the following: My Youth is Officially Over That seemed a little strange as I was fifty-three … Continue reading

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A Warmness That’s Turned Into Cold

A pretty and philosophical song by the late Peppi Marchello and The Good Rats A song about a man on a fish…. From the album “Birth Comes To Us All” – 1979 Ask me whatever yes is and knows I’m … Continue reading

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It’s Three O’Clock……

I just found this little piece of ear candy. The late Peppi Marchello & his son Stefan, singing one of the old Good Rats standards, “Advertisement In The Voice”. The Kickstarter campaign for a book of Peppi’s music and pictures … Continue reading

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Pumping Gas At Night Just To Survive

As I do a bit of surfing on YouTube this evening, watching some old videos of Peppi and the boys, I can’t help but read the hundreds of messages from fans around the world. It is nice to know that … Continue reading

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Stay Close To Your Phone…You Never Know.

I am continuing my tribute to the late, Peppi Marchello who died Wednesday night. The Good Rats were an acquired taste…like single malt Scotch or a fine cigar. There are dozens and dozens of songs that define him as a … Continue reading

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My Youth Is Officially Over

It was with great sadness that I just learned of the death of Peppi Marchello, co-founder and front man of the band, The Good Rats. Another story is here. If I kept track of all the music I have listened … Continue reading

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Music to Start New Week

It was 1978 and The Good Rats were one of the bands that ruled the Long Island area music scene. Combining hard, driving rock with Jazzy riffs and the range of Peppi Marchello’s voice, they were “The One, The Only, … Continue reading

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Coo Coo Coo Blues

This is an old (1977) song from the 2nd Good Rats Album, “From Rats to Riches” and was one of the anthems we used to sing in College and I suppose it could be submitted for the “Top 25” contest. … Continue reading

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