Physical Therapy (band)

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Physical Therapy
Origin St. Louis, Missouri
Genres Jazz fusion
Years active 1992–1997
Labels Sweatshop Records

Physical Therapy is a jazz fusion band from St. Louis, Missouri active in the 1990s. They produced two albums under the Sweatshop Records label, the first being the eponymous Physical Therapy (1992), and the second work being a theme album called Casino (1997).

The band used a variety of instruments and synthesizers and recorded digitally to maintain a high production standard. Priding the band on the use of real musicians, they boasted on their first album that no drum machines or music sequencers were used in its production.[1] Later, on Casino, the band solicited guest help from a number of local musicians who contributed to over half the album.[2] The second album did contain sparse sequencing. Both albums were recorded locally in St. Louis, with the first being produced at K Audio Inc., and the second at "The Chapel" studios. Terry Coleman, Brian White, Michael Fitzgerald and Ben Monroe produced each album, with Monroe doing engineering and sound mixing. Additionally, both albums contain writeups on the back of the CD tray that string together the track titles in a humorous paragraph related to the general theme of the album.

In 1993, 1998, & 2010, their work was featured on the The Weather Channel as part of its Local on the 8's local forecast program.[3] The band does not have a website, and other information about the band is difficult to come by; Physical Therapy is not listed at MusicBrainz, The band has two CD and only one album is listed at Allmusic.[4] The band members are currently still performing and recording as session players and solo performers worldwide.

Personnel[edit]

Discography[edit]

A 25 second sample of Physical Therapy track 5, "Wishbone".

A 25 second sample of Casino track 2, "What the Flush".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy. Sweatshop Records #512622, 1992.
  2. ^ Casino, Physical Therapy. Sweatshop Records, 1997.
  3. ^ Weather Channel Monthly Playlist, Weather.com. Retrieved 13 June 2006.
  4. ^ Physical Therapy: Casino, Allmusic. Retrieved 13 June 2006.