The Songwriter

I’m a day late in noting this, but I wanted to acknowledge that it has been 7 years since Peppi Marchello died.  Peppi was the co-founder (with his brother, Mickey)  of  The Good Rats.  If you grew up around NYC, listening to music during the 1970’s and early 80’s, you knew The Good Rats.

I first wrote about his death on the old blog with a post entitled, My Youth Is Officially Over.

Years and years of music and live shows molded me in to a die-hard fan and there is lot’s of The Good Rats music on both blogs.

After Peppi’s death a book was written about his life in the band and it was called “The Songwriter”  I contributed a photo that was used in the book.  The song, while not “a hit”, was a story that Peppi loved to tell.

The Songwriter.

About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to The Songwriter

  1. Jim Borden says:

    I’ve never heard of Pepsi or The Good Rats. But I do like the song you shared. I just read a brief blurb about them, which referred to them as the world’s most famous unknown band…

    And cool that one of your photos ended up in the book about him!

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    • Jim Borden says:

      Just noticed that spell check changed Peppi to Pepsi; my apologies…

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    • Ray V. says:

      Read the wiki…. Kiss opened for them in their (kiss) early days. Look at the bands they played along side. It was nice getting the picture in the book. I also saw my photo,no credit given, on another website yesterday while I was looking for what song to show. Unfortunately, they overlooked giving me credit for it in the book, but I got a bunch of free stuff in return. The band “Twisted Sister” was named from a line in a GR song. The guys, while very pleasant most of the time, could be rude,crude and obnoxious in a flash, which is why they never made it really big. Songs like “Mean Mother” and “Don’t Hate the ones who Bring You Rock and Roll” (the Twisted Sister song) didn’t help… but they are hallowed anthems for the fans. Look those two up on YouTube and you will understand. 😊.

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  2. WILLY SILARD says:

    “For the sake of anyone” , my favorite one among my 20 000 albums !!!!!!!
    My best single lost/loan forever. Wot an italian accent/voice .
    Known from the beginning, I’ almost 67.
    I’ve got the two same double live albums, only for a gift.

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