Local band writes song to benefit Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry

 
Submitted by Tim Moberly
Updated 3/23/2018 8:11 PM
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  • Local band The Vinyl Goods will donate proceeds from the sale of their song, "Back To Bensenville," to the Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry.

    Local band The Vinyl Goods will donate proceeds from the sale of their song, "Back To Bensenville," to the Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry. Courtesy of The Vinyl Goods

Inspired by a recent return to the small Chicago suburb where they grew up, The Vinyl Goods proudly present a nostalgic tribute and modern reflection of the Chicago suburb of Bensenville, Illinois.

The tribute song "Back to Bensenville" was inspired by the band members' years growing up in Bensenville in the 1970s and 1980s. The lyrics in the song capture some of those moments, including the Gold Rush Day parades and festivals of the early 1970s, playing baseball with the Bensenville Boys Athletic Association, discovering new music at Alladin's Records on Green Street, and enjoying the annual Fourth of July celebrations at White Pines Golf Course. The song also reflects on modern changes in the small town, as aging schools are replaced with more contemporary buildings and the runways at O'Hare Airport negotiate new boundaries for the village.

Proceeds from the sale of the song are being donated to the Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry to directly benefit those living in the area.

"Back To Bensenville" is available on all major streaming music services including Apple iTunes, Google Play, Apple Music and Spotify.

Limited edition CD singles are available at www.VinylGoods.com.

A special high definition audio, 24-bit digitally mastered version of the song is also available for download on the band's website.

The track was independently recorded and produced by the band at their home studio in South Elgin.

Formed in 1991, The Vinyl Goods have been writing and recording original music for 25 years. Previous major releases include 1994's "Coming Home" (featuring the single "Janey, You've Come a Long Way"), 2002's "Bridges to Burn" (earning the band a wide international audience with the help of MP3.com), 2005's "Long Live the B-Side" (featuring the band's best selling single to date, "Pictures of Amy"), and 2013's "8-Track Player" (the band's best selling CD to date). In 2016, the band released their most recent full-length album, "The Light of Day," a collection of original faith songs.

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