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PERSONAL EFFECTS "A COLLECTION" CD

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Earring Records has released a compilation of Personal Effects songs, the first time any Personal Effects tracks have been available on CD. Personal Effects released three LPs, two EPs and one single in the 80's. We chose twenty songs from the six releases and remastered them for a CD entitled, "Personal Effects - A Collection". See Personal Effects DISCOGRAPHY for more info.

Vocalist Peggi Fournier plays keyboards and soprano sax, Bob Martin plays guitar, Paul Dodd plays drums. Bass player is Martin Edic, Bernie Heveron, Robin Mills, Chuck Carter, Kevin Vicalvi or a MidiBass. All songs ©Lint Music with the exception of "End of the World."

SOME PERSONAL EFFECTS TRACKS ARE AVAILABLE HERE AS FREE DOWNLOADS.

Lots of old Personal Effects photos are posted HERE.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Peggi Fournier, Paul Dodd and Bob Martin are currently members of MARGARET EXPLOSION and perform regularly at the Little Theatre Cafe and other locales. Before Personal Effects, Peggi Fournier and Paul Dodd were members of HI-TECHS.

PERSONAL EFFECTS PLAYED A SCORGIE'S REUNION IN 2008. READ ARTICLE.

Photo from video taken at Personal Effects multimedia show at Community Playhouse in 1984

• "This band has a haunting, unique sound based on musical ability, not gimmicks."
– BILLBOARD

•"There are hints of psychedelia—both the sixties American and eighties British brands—in both the Iyrics and the music, but there are enough hooks to satisfy radio programmers."
– PMS NEW MUSIC REPORT

• "The real kick is the way they play choppy riffs and make them sound smooth."
– MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

• "Accessible without selling out...great hooks and interesting guitar work, neo-psychedelic Iyrics...Highly recommended."
– BOSTON ROCK

•" PERSONAL EFFECTS combines classical rock with some crashing sax and synth and a female vocalist."
– MILWAUKEE EXPRESS

• "This group's curious blend of jazz, new wave and pulsating rhythms is ultimately infectious."
– ON CAMPUS MAGAZINE

• "This four piece group combines garage rock and art rock to arrive at some rather tasty results."
– BUFFALO EVENING NEWS

Personal Effects performin at Scorgies

• "PERSONAL EFFECTS mine the quirky rock field exemplified by bands like the B-52's and the Bongos. But they spice it with nods to Blondie and tips of their collective hat to older sources like Jefferson Airplane and Ritchie Valens."
– MUSIC AND SOUND OUTPUT MAGAZINE

• "The twist this quartet adds is a mixture of brooding atmospherics and funky counterpoint. This is a band that plays out their ideas, not just their music."
– KNICKERBOCKER NEWS—ALBANY, NY

• "Danceable, serious-side-of-pop... captures the nouveau pose perfectly."
– OP MAGAZINE

• "lf you want to see music with guts that excites and incites dancing, see PERSONAL EFFECTS live."
– BUFFALO NEWS

• "PERSONAL EFFECTS new album (It's Different Out There") is a masterpiece."
– ROCHESTER TIMES-UNION

• "At a time when we all seem to be looking for good, new American bands, we recommend you check out PERSONAL EFFECTS."
– ROCKPOOL

Personal Effects  back cover shot by Chris Maggio for the LP "It's Different Out There"

REX HAVOC REVIEW OF PERSONAL EFFECTS

The Rochester scene was exciting in 1985. The club scene featured Scorgie's on Andrews St., Shatzee's on Richmond St. (now called Richmond's, cleverly enough), Shnozz's in the Village Gate Square, Snake Sister's at 666 South Ave. (now Lux) and most importantly for the band, Jazzberry's on Monroe Ave.
At the top of the band scene was Personal Effects (whose members are currently found playing in the morphine haze film-noir soundtrack ensemble Margaret Explosion). Personal Effects routinely packed Scorgie's offering their fans sophisticated and moody stage lighting and tight, danceable sets. They looked and sounded very current with throbbing rhythm from drummer Paul Dodd and bassist Robin Mills and metal crunch from guitarist Bob Martin. The most unique element of the band, however, was the sheer presence, mysterious voice and ethereal saxophone of Peggi Fournier. To this day, Peggi's haunting saxophone is one of my favorite sounds in music. I strongly suggest a visit to them at http://www.popwars.com/margaretexplosion and never mind that I'm featured on their first CD "Happy Hour".

Personal Effects helped Colorblind James Experience immensely. First off, Paul and Chuck had known each other since childhood, both families living on the same street in Webster. Secondly, before Robin, Bernie Heveron was PE's bassist. For about a year, Robin was my housemate over on Hamilton St in the South Wedge. There was a time when the bands were very tight and familial. One Saturday night, in fact, Colorblind James was playing at Jazzberry's and PE was playing at Scorgie's. We decided without hesitation to be each other's opening bands! The shows started at 10:30 and right around 11:30 or so both bands raced across town to headline their own gig!

There is a tape floating around that Susan Plunkett of Jazzberry's financed called Live at Jazzberry's which features Personal Effects on one side and the Colorblind James Experience on the other.

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