the silencers( pgh based band)
Dressed in trench coats, shark skin suits, skinny ties, and shades the Silencers had the cool sinister look . Playing their hard-edged new wave funk tinged power pop took over the Pittsburgh club scene in 1980 playing at Fat City and the Decade. WDVE featured their music . Their popularity spread when their CBS/Precision record releases hit the national charts. In 1980 their single "Shiver and Shake" reached number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They took their act across the country appearing with Hall & Oates, Foreigner, Heart, ACDC, and others. Early pioneers in music videos they were featured on the very first broadcast of MTV in 1981. Comprised of vocalist Frank Czuri, legendary guitarist Warren King, drummer Ron Foster, bassist Mike Pella, and keyboardist Dennis Takos the Silencers were a great live band. Listening to the Cd now you can hear the 80's influence, all thru the disc.