Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Rittenhouse squared

By request, here’s an update on a post I did a while back.

Rittenhouse Square was a short lived band that featured Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey, Peter Holsapple and Bobby Locke. The band formed sometime in 1971, played a few shows, recorded some songs and then broke up in 1972.

Without the other members knowledge, Locke pressed up 100 copies of an EP containing 6 Rittenhouse Square songs on his R-Squared Records in 1972. The record was packaged in a paper sleeve. Peter Holsapple says the record is a “considered a collector’s item by people that have obviously never heard it”. I think it’s pretty good.

Related: Holsapple’s next band was called Little Diesel. Future dB Will Rigby was the drummer in the band. They really were a much better band than Rittenhouse Square. Chris Stamey recorded some songs and the band released an 8-track tape. There were only twenty tapes made at the time but Telstar Records just released a CD. I like it too.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"exceeded download limit"! Shucks!
Well, as a North Carolinian, I love these guys especially, and look forward to a re-post or an expansion of the download limit. Thx for taking the time... I enjoy your blog

29/3/07 10:10 AM  
Blogger KS said...

That's the first time in 2 years that I've gone over the download limit. I'll try to get stuff reloaded tonight. Sorry.

29/3/07 10:22 AM  
Blogger Collin said...

jesus...has anyone else noticed how much like the gizmos this sounds? forget power pop - this is giz-rock!

29/3/07 4:17 PM  
Blogger Collin said...

p.s. thanks again!

29/3/07 4:17 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Was the EP titled?

Are they from NC?

13/4/07 2:54 PM  
Blogger KS said...

AFAIK, the EP had no name.

The band was based in Winston-Salem.

13/4/07 3:15 PM  
Blogger evr said...

Great article from Peter holsapple today on the NYT blog ( made me do a google search for this EP. Any chance of a re-up?

Thanks in advance,

25/6/08 10:08 AM  
Blogger KS said...

I'll try to repost in the next few days.

I think there is a re-issue coming up too.

25/6/08 8:57 PM  
Blogger FANTASY said...

Hi KS,

Would you please agree to re-upload the Rittenhouse Square's EP ?
Almost impossible to find !!!

Great thanks in advance.


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