Dear Mr. President – Dear Mr. President [1988]

SDFVSDVDSCountry USA          

Style Melodic Rock/Pop/Rock

Rating 76/100

Band Members C.J De Villar – Bass, Chris George – Drums, Joey Hunting – Guitar, Julian Raymond – Vocals,bass, Eddie Sedano – Keyboards

Tracks 01. Hey Daddy Have You Ever Been Arrested, 02. Fate, 03. What’s The World Coming To, 04. Love And Violence, 05. Where Is The Love, 06. Queen Of My Parade, 07. Flesh And Blood, 08. Fred Astaire, 09. Reality, 10. Fatal Desire, 11. Get It Together, 12. Who Killed Santa Claus

Profile Dear Mr. President were a pop/rock band from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 1986, vocalist Julian Raymond (formerly of the band Bang Bang ) claimed the band was named after a disturbing painting he had seen by former child star Leif Garrett. Here we have a fantastic album, with thought provoking lyrics, great melody with well performed songs that convey much emotion and feeling. A band very hard to pigeonhole (which makes a nice change) and definately not for everyone, but some of the more open minded amongst us will definately get something from this.

Signed to Atlantic Records, their self-titled debut album was produced by Mick Jones from Foreigner but was recalled soon after its release in 1988 when it was discovered the White House had a copyright on their name. The band changed their name to Flesh & Blood and the album was re-released as Dead White & Blue in slightly edited form. But by this time interest in the band had dwindled and they broke up in 1989. Raymond gave up singing but remained in the music business, going on to become a successful A&R man with Hollywood Records and later a record producer.

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8 Responses to “Dear Mr. President – Dear Mr. President [1988]”

  1. Paul says:

    A fantastic band. I picked up the cassette for Dear Mr President in 1989 after hearing their songs on the University of Vermont’s college radio and I have been a fan ever since.

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  2. aj says:

    Had the cassette many years ago loved it. Where can I get another copy

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  3. Mark says:

    This is a great album, not mainstrem but would have made it in the late suxties/early seventies.

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  4. JoeB says:

    yeah I picked this tape up at Down in the Valley in Richfield MN, it was a promo, I got it when I seen the record label was “Christmas suicide music” This is in my list of top random purchases right next to “Bomb – Hits of Acid”

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  5. Victoria says:

    Loved this music! Got a promo from record store I worked at, and fell in love with the cassette. The lyrics were perfect with the music, set me up for the future of my love of songs with heart, feeling and just plain rebellion. Have the CD which took me years to find.

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  6. John says:

    I received a copy from my Uncle back in late 1990. I just couldn’t get enough of this album. Great songs. Cool lyrics and something so very different at the time. I was finally able to find a CD and should have that until I’m an old fart.

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  7. Shep says:

    This is an all time classic album. I have their unreleased 2nd album, produced by Mike Clink, on cd, I got it from the drummer’s own personal tapes and it’s bloody good!!

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    • Tim says:

      You say you have copy of the second unreleased album. Do you know where I can get a copy. My number one favorite bands.

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