Story of... . The
1981... The Rayvens play at a New York State club, "The Interlude".
previous Spring, Mike and Jim looked for a Lead Guitar player
and found.. Chuck! The three Rayvens rehearsed in a church hall for months
before trying out the new Rock and Roll songs with a drummer. Rehearsals then
moved to Sticks Ottino's basement untill the new, Rayvens band
was ready for a show at the Interlude.
Ottino, Erich Berg and Steven Gabe kept the beat going for
the band until.... Jimmy Faivre became
the first, full-time Rayvens drummer. By this time,The
could be found weekends at Eddie's in Englewood. This is when the band was approached
by a Columbian playboy to perform in his relatives' clubs, maybe Bogata. Mike,
Jim, Chuck and Jimmy Faivre all secured passports and the only thing that saved
their lives was the mysterious dissapperance of the young Columbian. Jimmy Faivre
stayed with the group 'till The Windchasers
reformed in the winter. Next we meet... Johnny O.
Jodry, Jim Borland, Chuck Maschi.. were joined by
Ron Ottino for the first two shows.
Chuck, Jim and Jimmy Faivre; '81
Cevasco, Chuck, Mike and Jimmy on "Reel
to Reel" - Spring of '82
Docks, Summer of '82
Do Drop In, Summer '82
Cevasco was a Rayven all of 1982 (a very fruitful
year of studio recording and cable TV). Recording at Wooly Mamoth (Bill Willis'
studio) and Destiny Sound in Englewood, the band still sounded best on stage.
Bill Willis had been recording The Windchasers (Burntvegetables)
and then started doing the sound for The Rayvens in the Fall of '81. This started
a life-long friendship and made the band's vocals better than ever.
Cevasco at Eddies
Shopping" "Pretty Little Baby" "Braindeath" "Make
Her Mine" "Hold On" "Can't be a Kid" "It isn't
Fair" "It ain't My Birthday" "Get Your Gun" "Gimme
a Break" "Spend Some Time" and Johnny's,
"Often Wonder" were the
Rayvens own songs from '81- '82. In addition to real roots Rock and Roll tunes,
The Rayvens were always making up their own songs. This was not the radio play-list
that some of the other local bands were dealing out in the Northern New Jersey
clubs. In 1982, Eddies started to pay half of the newspaper advertising for
the band... and the following grew larger.