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Rationals, The

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The Rationals: 'Respect' Makes a Hit for Ann Arbor Quartet

Profile and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 9 September 1966

PUT TOGETHER an Otis Redding tune, 'Respect', and four talented guys from Ann Arbor called The Rationals and you've got a big hit record. So ...

Jefferson Airplane, the Rationals, the MC5: Ford Auditorium, Detroit

Live Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 3 July 1967

The Jefferson Airplane, Soaring on Pop Power ...

The Rationals: One of Detroit's Real 'In' Groups

Profile and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 21 July 1967

WHO DOES Mitch Ryder demand back him up when he does a special appearance in Detroit without his band? Who stole the show at the ...

Rock & Roll Crusader: Detroit

Report by uncredited writer, The Warren-Forest Sun, 1 March 1968

DETROIT IS turning into ROCK CITY before our eyes, and we love it! All over the country groups are being "discovered, " and cities like ...

The Rationals: The Rationals (Crewe CR-1334)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 7 January 1971

ALL THAT killer, bizarre, get-down music that constantly pumps out of the Motor City had to come from somewhere, right? Here's where. The Rational are ...

That's Cool That's Trash: A History of the First Punk Era, Part 2

Retrospective by Robot A. Hull, Creem, July 1979

THE STANDELLS story convolutes through a media maze. Russ Tamblyn's brother, Larry Tamblyn, had already recorded on an East L.A. Mex-punk label when he founded ...

The Rationals: Detroit blue-eyed soulsters go psychedelic but end up playing shopping malls

Retrospective and Interview by Don Waller, MOJO, November 2003

"SOME FOLKS talkin' 'bout burnin' down/I ain't talkin' 'bout burnin' down/Said I'm just talkin' 'bout gettin' down/Come on!" screams the Rationals' frontman Scott Morgan, pushing ...

see also Sonic's Rendezvous Band


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