Tom Mathers ~ Guitarist From the band Cherry St. Special Guest On 5/18/2022
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.
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.