The Planets at the record release party for Established 1972 NYC at Arlene’s Grocery

As The Planets sharpened their act during weekly sessions at Arlene’s Grocery on New York’s Lower East Side, a new recording by this group of legendary artists with some roots trailing all the way back to the pre-CBGB era.

Established 1972 NYC is as pure rock-n-roll as you can get.

While Splitsville or Bust bounces with rock drive, Drinking Gasoline and Kinda Liked It At The Time remind us that humor was also always in the mix.

It’s a great album that you can stream on any of the regular sources or buy on CD Baby.

Give it a listen.

P.S. Much to his embarrassment, the Band had to append Binky Phillips’s name their title because, when they did their research, they found that “The Planets” was already in use by numerous other bands. And Phillips, who’s been a guitar virtuoso well-known in New York for 40 years, was their most identifiable member.

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