Modern Man

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Modern Man was Sputzy Sparacino's popular Pittsburgh R&B/Dance/Cover band from 1984-1991 after his departure from his first popular Pittsburgh R&B/Dance/Cover band Gigolo (5).

Modern Man was formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania back in Mid 1983 by Buddy Hall on lead guitar and vocals. The band first started out as a trio rock band. Other members included Gary Gentile on bass guitar and co-lead vocals and Jim Blazer on keyboards and programmed drums. The three musicians had released a few singles and "Brainstorm" was their very first album.

Later Gary Hohman, the former lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the popular Pittsburgh Rock band T-Dice would come in to join the band as the lead singer, while Tommy Bellin would come in to take Gary Gentile's place as the new bassist, and Talmadge Pearsall would come in to play keyboards and sing.

Then one year later in 1984, Sputzy Sparacino, the lead singer and guitarist of the popular R&B/Dance/Cover band Gigolo would come in to join Modern Man as their new lead singer after Gary Hohman had left. And the band would then change their genre of music this time to R&B.

They performed Top 40 music, some original songs and a lot of R&B at the VIP Clubs, Confetti, The Meadows Race Track, in bars, dance halls, private events, music festivals and lots of other popular Pittsburgh area dance clubs. They even did some great solo Teddy Pendergrass and Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Notes song covers. They also played as an opening act for The Jets. The band later played two original song ballads "The World Inside Your Eyes" and "If Tomorrow Comes" for George Romero's "Day Of The Dead" (1985) horror movie soundtrack. The music was all composed by the talented filmmaker and musician John Harrison (6) (who played Bass for the late Blues/Rock Singer-Guitarist Roy Buchanan for several years) who also worked as the first assistant director of the movie at the same time. But Modern Man played two song covers of John's theme songs from the movie. Sputzy, Jim Blazer and Talmadge Pearsall wrote the original lyrics for "The World Inside Your Eyes" ("Day Of The Dead" Ballad Theme song). But Sputzy and Jim only wrote the lyrics for "If Tomorrow Comes". Then Sputzy and Delilah (22) (who was known back then for being the lead singer of the Pittsburgh/Ohio R&B/Gospel/Funk band Samson & Delilah from 1967-1988) sang "The World Inside Your Eyes" together as duet for the soundtrack itself.

Then in 1988, Mark Matteo would come in to take Buddy Hall's place as the lead guitarist while the late Joey Argiro (who was also Sputzy's longtime great friend and popular bassist of his band Four Coins back in Las Vegas, Tahoe, and Reno, Nevada from 1976-1978 and Gigolo) would come in to take Tommy Bellin's place as the bassist, Gary Carolla would come in to take Jim Blazer's place as the co-keyboardist, and Tom Tornow would come in to play drums and percussions. Then they still continued playing their gigs together as the band until they finally disbanded by then in 1991. The band released two albums and they had national dance chart success.
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Modern Man - Brainstorm / No Body But You album art Modern Man Brainstorm / No Body But You (Single) Saturn Records (4) US 1984 Sell This Version
A2104-45 Modern Man - Method To The Madness album art Modern Man Method To The Madness(7", Single) Saturn (4) A2104-45 US 1984 Sell This Version
Modern Man - Sexcited / Island Girl album art Modern Man Featuring "Sputzy"* Modern Man Featuring "Sputzy"* - Sexcited / Island Girl Saturn Records (4) US 1985 Sell This Version
Modern Man - The World Inside Your Eyes / The Dead Walk album art Delilah & Sputzy* / Modern Man Delilah & Sputzy* / Modern Man - The World Inside Your Eyes / The Dead Walk (Single) Saturn Records (4) US 1985 Sell This Version
Modern Man - Rejected / Everybody Up album art Modern Man Rejected / Everybody Up (Maxi, Single) Saturn Records (4) US 1986 Sell This Version
Modern Man - Tribute To Teddy (Medley) album art Modern Man Featuring Sputzy Modern Man Featuring Sputzy - Tribute To Teddy (Medley) (Single) Saturn Records (4) US 1986 Sell This Version
Modern Man - Call The Law album art Modern Man Featuring Tal Pearsall Modern Man Featuring Tal Pearsall - Call The Law Saturn Records (4) US 1986 Sell This Version
7-3100 Modern Man - All Day And Night / Call The Law album art Modern Man All Day And Night / Call The Law(7") Prime Time Records (4) 7-3100 US 1988 Sell This Version

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March 8, 2011
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