MARC PARTRIDGE BIO
Marc Partridge of Edina Minnesota, was a founding member of Skogie
and the Flaming Pachucos . Partridge
played, bass guitar, guitar, sang and acted as band
Marc was a valued member of: Skogie
and the Flaming Pachucos V1.
Partridge has gone on to become a featured guitarist/vocalist in many
CD Review The Dean Weisser Band "Boppin' The Blues"
by John Taylor
Review date: November 2000
Following a strong start with Carl Perkin's
"Boppin' The Blues," the title track gives way to the funky "You've Got A
Lot To Learn" before Dean takes on Lennon & McCartney's "Oh! Darlin'."
It takes guts to cover a band as deeply ingrained in the common
consciousness as the Beatles, but Dean definitely pulls it off. (Nice
background vocals on this one!). Next up we get "Spider and The Fly."
Funky harp at the start bodes well, but the chorus sounds bloated.
is Dean's own "What About You," with a sinuous lead by guitarist
Marc Partridge that's reminiscent of Bob Seger circa
"Main Street." Jonathan Malat's organ is a highlight on the power ballad
"For Another." No solo, but he fills the sound the way Al Kooper used to
in his BS&T days. "Leave My Love Behind" continues the 70's/80's vein,
all crunching chords and layered vocals. "I Can't Leave You Alone" brings
us back to a bluesier groove -- not blues, mind, but bluesy nonetheless.
"To Be Deceived" is marred by rather cheesy synthesizer, but it's at least
partly redeemed by Gary Lampman's harp solo and more nice guitar by Mr.
Partridge. Proceedings close with "Let's Go All Night," a rockin' party tune that
should get everyone up dancing. So who would this disc appeal to? Despite
the title, there really isn't any blues here. My guess is it'll sell to
the classic rock crowd -- I hear influences from The Cars to Styx in the
mix. It's well recorded, well produced, and played with passion and heart;
no doubt the band will move many a copy at gigs.
THIS BIO IS A WORK IN PROGRESS