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The Estate: Old and New

When wedding bands from Long Island go bad.

Here's my theory: sometimes, a wedding band can become just too successful. When one gets big enough that they think they can record their own album of 50's and 60's covers -- watch out.

Bad and Worse should be the title of this record. Everything from the sound quality to the photography to the selections of the songs looks like it was done by Joey Buttafuoco one weekend when he had some free time at the garage. Actually, The Estate is made up of Roy Stassi, Tom Stassi, and Sal Stassi -- make that three Joey Buttafuocos.

My copy is signed by the band members and dedicated "To Betty and George" -- no doubt a thankless pair of newlyweds who suffered through The Estate's mediocre drivel on their big day. I hope their marriage was more memorable that this record.

The Estate: Old and New
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Songs:

Beatle's Medley (Real Audio) This track is nothing if not completely unnecessary. I can't believe this is actually on a record.
BarbaraAnn (Real Audio) This track is pretty awful. I recommend you don't even play it. I warned you.

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Your Comments:

Jim Etherington says:
These guys are actually pretty good for a wedding band. I listened to both sample songs and they have nothing to be ashamed of. I like the album cover too. Looks like it was done in the 80's.

Jim in Canada (07-24-2006)

friend says:
you should be honored to have ever evenheard the band your a jealous person you only wish you had the nerve and talent theses guys had they are and were very sweet people they have more to do in life then to listen to critism so enjoy your miserable existance play on boys (07-23-2006)

MrSoulSatisfaction says:
The Estate should have been foreclosed a long long time ago.

Wedding bands should never cut a record. EVER!

And to all the family members and friends, you should be ashamed to even admit you know these knuckleheads.

OK, maybe that was a little harsh. What I really mean is, if you truly love these guys, perhaps back-in-the-day you should have persuaded them NOT to make the record in fear of it coming back to haunt them in the year 2004.

Stacey says:
I have been listening to the The Estate for over 15 years and I always enjoy myself.

I says:
That's 15 years of self-inflicted torture. Stacey, you're a true masochist.

I'm done. (07-21-2006)

Family says:
I know everyone in the band, and they will always be better then the original singers to me...especially my godfather whom I miss more then I ever could have imagined. (07-17-2006)

Mary Catherine McMenamy, Miss (marythecleaner@gmail.com) says:
happy birthday mr stassi you are missed by many and we will toast you as you have always deserve it god bless all the stassi days will get easier i promise please all know roy was a wnderful and gracious man and we were all honared to know him and love him god bless you roy and happy 53 bday (07-03-2006)

mary (marythecleaner@gmail.com) says:
tommy i agree with you 100% you guys were awesome back then i enjoyed to see you and your wife at sals wedding you can email me at the following address love all of you guys mary
roy loved you and missed you alot god bless (06-16-2006)

Tom Stassi says:
My brother Roy and Sal said that I would enjoy reading all the bad stuff about the band. I am a first time reader. I am a little reluctant to comment cause I know I'll get some grief. You see most people like to say stuff when they know there has been tragedy in the family. When we did the album it was done for fun and maybe to have someting to look back on when we needed to remember the good time. Now that my Dad and Roy are gone I'll get that chance to remember. I'm sure some smart ass will have something nasty to say but I guess they either don't have family they are close to or family at all. I can't and won't try to control what the critics think. It was a fun time back then and now it's time to move on. I did find most of the comments kind of funny. It's like we used to say, if the orignal groups could hear these songs they would be rolling their eyes. I hope this Web Site stays for a little while longer. My brother would have been 53 next month. Tom (06-13-2006)

John says:
http://www.legacy.com/syracuse/Guestbook.asp?Page=Guestbook&PersonID=17968399 (06-04-2006)

John says:
Roy J. Stassi

June 1, 2006 Roy J. Stassi, age 52, of Central Square, passed away Thursday at the Van Duyn Home and Hospital. A life resident of the Syracuse area, he was a former member of the Syracuse Police Dept. for 12 years and currently a member with the North Syracuse Police Dept. for six years. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Jo-Ann Tillman; two sons, Shawn (Stacey) Stassi and Michael Stassi; a daughter, Amber Stassi, all of Brewerton; grandchildren, Tyler, Connor, Anthony and Damon; his mother, Mary (Alois) Hundshamer of Syracuse; two brothers, Thomas (Debbie) Stassi of NC, Salvatore (Kimberly) Stassi of Fulton; a sister, Rosemary (Jim) Mleziva of TX; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday at noon in the Pirro & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home, 514 Turtle St., Syracuse. Dignity PIRRO & SONS FUNERAL HOME 514 Turtle St. 422-2417 4 Generations of Family Service
(06-04-2006)

me says:
ive loved you forever mr stassi youre my inspiration for now and forever im here for you baby love me i would never turn my back on you ever god bless you roy (05-28-2006)

A Friend of Roys' for life. says:
I loved you then and I still love you. My thoughts are with you and your family every day that I breathe. Always know that I'm still here for you no matter how far I am. Ain't no mountain high enough..............love ya, me. (05-04-2006)

Salvatore Stassi says:
Just want to let everyone know my brother is doing great, anyone with any negative responses please do not contribute to our website. As we all know we are not perfect, however, at this time I ask to reflect on themselves, if we are so perfect maybe we can replace Jesus Christ on the cross, with that may God bless my brother. (01-31-2006)

Family (dragonbaybe@aol.com) says:
friend of family says:
im sad to announce that the lead singer of the estate roy stassi shot himself in the head a couple of nights ago i do not know if hes still alive or not but this is definetly a tragic loss for everyone (12-23-2005)

*who ever wrote that please e-mail me at dragonbaybe@aol.com. thank you (01-26-2006)

pal says:
roy is a fantastic guy ive met him a couple of time only because he helped me and my 4 children
we had no xmas and he helped god bless you roy 4 ever (01-25-2006)

friend says:
please pray for roy's family and him to have a better new year god bless the stassi s were here for you all love from all your true friends always (01-01-2006)

friend for ever says:
roy is and still is a wonderful man he needs everyone s prayers so please pray for roy and his family that would be sweet just like roy has always been god bless ths stassis (12-26-2005)

A Musician says:
Mary Catherine McMenamy, I only replied when I saw what someone wrote about Mr. Stassi. They should respect the family and respect Mary Catherine McMenamy. (12-25-2005)

A follow Musician (Herzog_02@hotmail.com) says:
Back in 2004, Roy arrived at my house on a loud noise complaint. To Roy?s surprise I was playing my Gibson Les Paul Custom with a brand new Fender Hot Rod Deville. Roy cleared the call to dispatch. Roy played Hotel California with my family as on-lookers. I would later run into Roy as he asked me if I still had the amp and if I would ever sell it to give him a call, I later sold the amp to Roy. Thank you, Roy, for the experience to have met you and the time you played. My heart felt sympathy goes out to Roy?s family. (12-25-2005)

A follow Musician says:
Back in 2004, Roy arrived at my house on a loud noise complaint. To Roy?s surprise I was playing my Gibson Les Paul Custom with a brand new Fender Hot Rod Deville. Roy cleared the call to dispatch. Roy played Hotel California with my family as on-lookers. I would later run into Roy as he asked me if I still had the amp and if I would ever sell it to give him a call, I later sold the amp to Roy. Thank you, Roy, for the experience to have met you and the time you played. My heart felt sympathy goes out to Roy?s family. (12-25-2005)

Mary Catherine McMenamy (marythecleaner@gmail.com) says:
you people need to keep your info to yourself your no friend to the family or to roy for that matter
family (12-25-2005)




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