Dramarama’s New, critically acclaimed album, Color TV and the 1986 classic Cinéma Vérité featuring the classic Anything Anything now available
DRAMARAMA COLOR TV
Rooted in distorted grit, punk energy, and American songbook eloquence, Dramarama has always been both classic and cutting-edge. With the group’s seventh full-length and first album in 15 years, Color TV, the iconic New Jersey alternative rock quintet—John Easdale [singer, songwriter], Mark Englert [lead, rhythm guitar] Peter Wood [lead, rhythm guitar], Mike Davis [bass], and Tony Snow [drums]—not only preserve but strengthen the spirit that established them as a music-history-making force in 1982. Color TV amplifies their significance once again for a new era.
- Pop savant John Easdale / Dramarama…first album in 15 years is the finest of an impressively consistent career. ‘A’ #8 Dean’s List 2020 – Robert Christgau
- The band’s new album Color TV features some of lead singer / songwriter John Easdale’s fiercest and most moving compositions – American Songwriter
- Easdale’s pipes haven’t aged a day, sounding exactly as they did back when they first won our hearts on their sterling 1985 debut, Cinema Verite – Consequence Of Sound
- Color TV, among the strongest rock releases this year… Rock Cellar
DRAMARAMA Cinéma Vérité
Heralded as one of the greatest rock releases from the 80’s, and featuring the iconic punk rock smash “Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You)” Cinéma Vérité is a simply fantastic and undeniably fierce debut album and has just celebrated its 35th anniversary. The legendary L.A. DJ, Rodney Bingenheimer’s quintessential radio show sparked a cult legend and sizable following for the New Jersey the band in Southern California and the story famously expanded on FM radio stations from coast to coast as well as across the Atlantic. For many, “Anything, Anything” might have been the unhinged introduction to the band but the whole album delivers a wallop, with covers of David Bowie’s song “Candidate” as well as The Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale” peppered in among the killer John Easdale/Dramarama originals.
Cinéma Vérité blends everything from British Invasion panache and glam influences to punk energy and back again. Guitarists Mr. E Boy (Mark Englert) and Peter Wood distill the kick of performers like Keith Richards, Mick Ronson, and Mott the Hoople-era Mick Ralphs into a hot-wired combination, while rhythm section Chris Carter (bass) and Anant Jesse Farbman (drums) hit the beat with heart and talent. The results are jaw dropping.
Now after a 35 year hiatus Cinéma Vérité is back on vinyl!