26 May 2009
1980. Rave Records.
1. OK LET'S ROCK
2. CAN'T KEEP AWAY
Consisting of Peter Burg, Chris Judge and Larry Goldberg, 454 were a powerpop trio from Palisades, CA. The band name, 454, was taken from a common telephone prefix in the Palisades area. Their first performances took place in December of 1979 when Peter was 25, Chris was 17 and Larry was only 15. Amounting to approximately 35 gigs, they played regularly in the southern California area until May of 1981. Their only single, OK Let's Rock b/w Can't Keep Away, was recorded at Cat Tracks Recording Studio in Hollywood, CA in 1980 and was produced by Pat Hildebrand. Aside from these two songs, the band had approximately 18 other original songs, though their sets would often include many covers songs ranging from classics (Elvis, Beatles, Chuck Berry) to contemporaries (20/20, Plimsouls, Tom Petty).
In July of 2008, 454 played a reunion show in Calabasas, CA. Another reunion show is planned for this year.
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