Golden Age of Glam...Another Pretty Face

The Birth of APF  t roth and apf t roth and apf 21st Century Rock
In 1972, a group of students from Lafayette College in PA. fragmented from a "wedding band" to see where life would take them. Rob Nevitte (guitar), from Virginia and Russ Cunningham (bass), from N.J. were looking for something more than a "Chicago" cover band. They added PA. residents Carl Brazzo (drums) and T. Roth (vocals) to the lineup. With the addition of Larry D'Amelio they had the start of A.P.F. They all lived together on a farm in Bangor Pa. and rehearsed relentlessly. After a few months they started playing at Allentown's infamous Cameo Lounge. That gig led them to a manager who had them playing 6 nights a week from Ft. Lauderdale to Ontario. After their first night at CLUB 82 in N.Y.C. everything changed. The band started playing weekly at the club. 82 was a "private after hours club" frequented by David and Angela Bowie, Roxy Music, Zep, Jobriath, Sparks and Lennon.
A.P.F. played with the likes of Wayne County, pre-Blondie band Elda and the Stilettoes, etc. The band played there for a year on a weekly basis. Much interest was garnered by Jerry Brandt (Jobriath) and MainMan (Bowie) management companies. Reviews of the 82 shows appeared in Village Voice, Teen Scene, Rock Scene, Cavalier, Circus, and, in England, in Melody Maker and New Musical Express. The band was signed by CAM Productions whose "leader" was Jimmy Einner (Raspberries, Three Dog Night among others) and put in a studio owned by Tony Camillo (Gladys Night, Freda Payne etc.) in Summerville, N.J. After a few sessions, Tony realized that he had no experience in the "new" kind of music that A.P.F was making. He handed over production to his engineer, Edward Stasium. Eddie came out to see the band and worked with them in the studio to create something "new". The album "21st Century Rock" was the result of 8 months of "experimenting", but this album was never released until 2004.
Midway thru the recording of "21st Century Rock", outside influences and inside circumstances necessitated the departure of Larry D'Amelio. The remaining keyboard tracks were performed by session men and APF's own sound technician, Blake Levinson. Blake filled in on keyboards in the live show until permanent replacement Paul Brazzo (Carl's younger brother) was rehearsed and ready. It was around this period that The Band left the Farm in Pa. and moved to an estate in Old Tappan, N.J.
It was also during this time that APF was trying to get out of a "small town" management/agent deal they had foolishly signed in their infancy. Litigation, of course, ensued. Due to personal reasons, it was mutually agreed that Russell would leave the band. Russell was replaced by Charles Peer, whose band Rivendell had opened for APF at many N.J. venues. The band remained in this configuration until the demise of Another Pretty Face (Part One).
Capitol Records, who was the initial label to show interest, had personnel changes and the "new regime" wasn't interested in taking on a band in litigation. The album was "shopped" by a new manager, but between the litigation and the musical trend moving to "punk", there were many suitors, but no "takers". The band, however, continued playing 5 nights a week to sold out crowds up and down the east coast.