Dear Mr. Parissi

Re: Play that funky music


Although we are pleased to learn of your career change from a boogie singer to one who now has the funk, we are very concerned with regard to your confession pertaining to setting light to temporary stages on the expiry of your performances.


Burning down one night stands is unacceptable under any circumstances, and we feel strongly that your new musical direction could well lead to a menacing alliance with The Tramps whose Disco Inferno tendancies have already been made abundantly clear via the medium of the pop charts.


We fear that 'everything around you (yeah)' could be at risk and we would be grateful if you would decide quickly on a different means of dismantling your stages, which would be better (so much better).





Derek and Dave Philpott




Dear Mr. and Mr. Philpott

Thank you for letter but you are mistaken


Burning down one night stands was in reference to our being able to get audiences (mostly full house) to demand encores when it was 2 a.m. and we were finished, to continue.


I was going through a time where trying to figure how to keep our band working in a rock club atmosphere when Discos seemed to be taking over the whole business, and I was challenged to try to convince and convey to the band members how urgent we needed to adjust, or all of us might lose our homes, cars, etc, as I was having great difficulty booking us at that point. The line "burnin down the one night stands" was a place where the previous lineup of Wild Cherry had been before taking time off, then reforming with new members to work to get back to that point with adjustments to our format and set list.


Well, I wish all the best, and just try to stay grateful and be a good representative for what I wrote, and by all means, try to stay the hell out of prison.


Thank you for your interest!

Rob Parissi

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