What's Cookin' with Jim Peterik

September 1, 2009 In the meantime, Jim and Chicago's own IDES OF MARCH have been busy cooking up a new CD "Keep Rocking" at Jim's home studio in the Western Suburbs. Peterik, who sang and wrote "Vehicle", the group's 1970 Billboard Platinum hit says that the album of new tunes will surprise listeners with a few departures from the band's traditional style, although the melodies, vocal harmony and brassy energy will still shine through.

Among the highlights: "Soul To Soul" finds the Ides in a solid R&B groove, while "For One Moment" glides on an introspective mood. The title cut "Keep Rocking" is perhaps the hardest driving tune the band has ever recorded in their 45 years together. Throughout the Ides history, they have taken some of their favorite songs and produced elaborate arrangements of them. The Beatles "A Day In The Life" gets the treatment this time, and promises to be a show stopper when the Ides perform it in concert.

A four song "EP" is available now through the Ides' Web site www.theidesofmarch.com , with a special code that will allow buyers to download the new songs as they are finished. The complete CD will be released in November.

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