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Master Danse - Feelin Dead

by RidingEasy Records

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paul rote
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paul rote From 1974 . A band on Brown acid comp . Read their story. Favorite track: En Route To Fame.
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Bucky It almost sounds like a killer funk heavy, acid soaked, rock n' roll band unearthed upon the world in the modern day. Oh wait, that's exactly what it is and its fortunate we're able to hear it out in the wide open and on our turntables today. Thanks again RidingEasy and all involved in making this happen.
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Detroit City 03:27
Givin' In 07:05
IOU 04:40
Feelin' Dead 05:27


You heard them first on Brown Acid "The Thirteenth Trip".  We are very excited to present to you the full unreleased recordings from this amazing band from Detroit.

Master Danse was formed in late 1973 in Detroit, Michigan when drummer Tom Riss and bassist Cary Fletcher, formerly of the Detroit band Licking Stick, went looking for a new guitarist/lead vocalist and jammed with John Giaier, who had most recently played in the band Crawdad. The three musicians hit it off immediately, and a new power hard rock trio was born. In 1973, Detroit was clearly “Rock City”, featuring such local icons as Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad, Ted Nugent, and Mitch Ryder, and the high energy punch of Master Danse reflected this proud heritage.
Unfortunately, this union would only last one year, and by the end of 1974 the power rock trio known as Master Danse had disbanded. What was left for posterity were only two live reel to reel recordings and one promo 45 single. Some forty-seven years later, the 45 found its way onto the internet and a small cult following of audiophiles was born, people who appreciate the raw power and high energy of early ‘70s rock. Bands like Master Danse and others from this era were riding the wave of transition from the pop rock sound of the ‘60s to an edgier sound that would eventually lead to metal and punk music.
With the help of modern-day tape restoration techniques, the two live recordings were restored, and together with the 45, the best versions of the eight songs that have survived the decades are featured on this album. Although recorded live forty-eight years ago on a two-track stereo tape recorder, you can still feel the power of Giaier’s Marshall stack, Fletcher’s twin Acoustic 360 amps, and the relentless attack of Riss’ Ludwig drums. So, sit back and enjoy.
Rock on!

Side One   
Detroit City
Givin’ In
Sunday Morning
Train To Love
We’re Not Alone
Feelin’ Dead
En Route To Fame*


released February 15, 2023

All tracks except where noted were recorded absolutely live with no overdubs, exactly as the band sounded in 1974.
*Recorded at Pioneer Recording Studio, Detroit.
All songs written and arranged by Master Danse except: Feelin’ Dead (Giaier)
Special thanks to former Detroiter Rob Cheplicki at Chanterhaus Studios, Nashville for lending his time and expertise for the completion of this project.

Master Danse is:
John Giaier- guitar, lead vocals
Cary Fletcher- bass guitar, synthesizer
Tom Riss- drums, backing vocals


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