A re-release straight from the 80’s vinyl vault this solo EP by The Bacon Brothers bass man is rockin’ good fun. Stereo Review said it best:
“Paul Guzzone's Dancin' Room is rousing, unpretentious bar-band boogie. The title cut is the hottest: a full-throttle, eight-to-the-bar stomper with Guzzone's double-time vocal riding over a galloping sax chart punctuated by a nose-diving baritone and a slapping high hat. And 'All I Ever Wanted to Do' will stir up a few memories in every garage-band veteran ('I knew there was only one way/The day the Beatles played Shea/That was all I ever wanted to do'). The rest of the EP holds its own as the kind of good-time, unselfconscious rock-n-roll that works best in a smoky club with a few brewskies under your belt."
Yep, these songs make it clear that this is all Paul ever wanted to do. They are the thumpin’ and jumpin’ tunes of a groove-meister. The tracks features such amazing and now venerable New York players as The Uptown Horns, Louis Levin, Cotton Kent, and Denny McDermott all recorded in warm and wonderful analog.
Dancin’ Room was one of the first independently released records in New York. Paul was inspired by the UK’s punk rockers who started the indie artist trend. When he told his musician friends he was releasing an album sans record label they all looked at him as if he’d lost his mind and then said, “Yeah! Go for it!” So he put together a band of some kickin’ New York musicians, had a picture taken of his dancin’ shoes, and called up a pressing plant.
Dancin’ Room made it to the playlists of more than 50 rock stations around the country, had a track chosen by Billboard’s Top Single Picks, and got great reviews in Stereo Review, The International Music Review and other publications. It was only bumped off the air when Billy Joel released a new single. Not bad for a man without a label in the days when you really needed one.