Rent Party

by The Cucumbers

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Theme song for the Rent Party, the concert series based at the Elks Club in South Orange, NJ, all profits to the NJ Food Bank and other efforts to help the hungry.


Here come the weekend looking for some fun
But the world's such a mess you've got to help someone
Some got too much
Some got no food
Put it all together and it puts me in the mood for the
Rent party
Friday night
Rent party
Doing right
Rent party
Feeling good
Best party in the neighborhood
Yeh yeh yeh rent party

You got the Swales and the Pities and the Laughing Boys
You got Chris Dickson keeping track of the noise
Dave Wagner smiling at the door
Do the fifty-fifty and we're giving some more
We got all original and cover bands
We got wayward rockers making one last stand
Watch 'em groove
Watch 'em play
Like Tarquin going all of the way to the rent party...

You got Sue and Marty always shooting pool
You got Scott and Rebecca always looking cool
Five bucks get you three bands
And the Elks Club president's Wall of Men
You got Bob and Jimmy pouring three dollar beers
You got the seven-dollar pitcher of the Yuengling here
South Orange native son
Deena she's the sweetest one at the rent party


released June 19, 2013
Rent Party
(Jon Fried, Deena Shoshkes, Chris Dickson)

Produced by Jon Fried and Rob Friedman (the Friedmen)

Lead vocals, rhythm guitar: Jon Fried
Piano, background vocals: Deena Shoshkes
Organ, background vocals: Rob Friedman
Drums: Dave Anthony
Bass: Ed Iglewski
Lead guitar: Tom Lucas
Percussion: Jamie Fried
Horn arrangement: Bob Kenselaar and Tom McGee
Saxophone: Bob Kenselaar
Trumpet: Tom McGee
Trumpet: Phil Rinaldi
Trombone: Will Newrock
Baritone Sax: Dan Hutchinson
Rent Party Chorus: Chris Dickson, Dave Wagner, Alison Alexander, Bob Kenselaar, Deena Shoshkes, Jon Fried

Recorded by Tom Lucas at Laughing Boy Studios
Additional recording by Deena Shoshkes at the J-Club and Rob Friedman at littlelife studios
Mixed by Rob Friedman
Executive Producer: Deena Shoshkes
Mastered by Scott Anthony at The Viewing Room


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Jon Fried & Deena Shoshkes started The Cucumbers and found a home in the 80's indie pop scene in Hoboken, NJ. They have created many varied musical projects, which are presented together, here. We hope you enjoy our new music, and newly re-mastered old recordings. ... more

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