Sonic's Rendezvous Band came from the ashes of four Michigan rock bands: Fred "Sonic" Smith (formerly of the MC5), Scott Morgan (formerly of the Rationals, a soul-influenced Detroit band of the 1960s), Gary Rasmussen (formerly of The Up), and Scott Asheton (formerly of The Stooges).
They remained virtually unknown, but their one and only single retained high interest among fans of Detroit rock. The band had had only enough money to mix one song, "City Slang", so it was pressed on both sides of the single. One side was labelled mono and one side stereo although both sides were identical. City Slang is now one of the most critically acclaimed 7” singles ever released with it finding newer audiences as younger generation explore the legends of The Stooges & MC5 and Detroit Rock Music legend.