St. Elmo's Fire

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The original St. Elmo’s Fire was from the Sacramento area and was formed in 1978 by guitarist Jeff Jones and singer Tim Raynor-Allwein. The two had met while performing in “Sail the Sun”, a popular show band in Northern California. Jeff was 19 at that time and Tim was 23. They began writing songs during their time with Sail the Sun even though the group refused to play them. It was then that Tim and Jeff left to start St. Elmo’s Fire.

There are many who wonder where the bands name came from. In fact it came from the book “Moby Dick”. In the story there is a vivid description of what the phenomenon of St. Elmos is. It seemed to perfectly describe the vision of what their new band and songs would be like.

In 1979 after many months of auditions bassist Steve Raynor and drummer Alan Kreutzer were picked to join the band. Rehearsal and the recording began that summer but it wasn’t until January 1980 that St. Elmo’s Fire played their first show in Davis, CA.

The band relocated to Los Angeles in 1983 and were managed by Dito Godwin.

They disbanded in 1992 and Jones joined Vamp Le Stat.


Final Lineup


Former Members


Discography

  • Really in Love

1982 single on Real to Reel Records

  1. Really in Love
  2. Too Bad


  • St. Elmo's Fire

1986 album on Dream Records

  1. (Intro) Fade To Black 04:24
  2. Into The Night 04:31
  3. More Than Air 05:31
  4. Too Bad 03:34
  5. Breaking Out 04:20
  6. Real Life 04:17
  7. Inside The Hunter 03:59
  8. Innocent 04:01


  • Warning From The Sky

1988 album on Bellaphon

  1. Don't Want Your Love 03:07
  2. Let It Burn 05:07
  3. Caught in the Heartbreak 03:59
  4. Hot N Love
  5. She Rocks the Night
  6. Tearin' It Down 03:45
  7. Hearts on Fire 04:32
  8. Warning from the Sky 03:49
  9. World Gone Insane 05:14
  10. No Way Out 06:01


  • Powerdrive

1990 album on Black Dragon Records

  1. Gonna Get Wild 04:54
  2. Isolation 04:43
  3. Wrong Side of Love 04:40
  4. City (Behind the Walls) 07:29
  5. Powerdrive 04:21
  6. I Need Your Touch 05:00
  7. Smoking Gun 04:08
  8. Street Lethal 04:35
  9. Into the Night 03:47
  10. Breakin' Out 04:29


  • Desperate Years

1992 album on Black Dragon Records

  1. Chain Around My Heart 05:48
  2. On Fire 03:56
  3. Desperate Years 04:35
  4. Without You 04:47
  5. Part of My Life 03:24
  6. Hot Time 04:34
  7. Here and Beyond 03:42
  8. Where Were You 04:48
  9. Michelle 04:17
  10. This Time 04:55
  11. Rivethead Jam 08:06
  12. Other Nights to Cry 04:21


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