Recording artist Roger C. Reale became a well-known musician around the New England area during the late 1970s. His band Rue Morgue was simply a studio group that frequently performed at Trod Nossel Studios in Wallingford, CT and for its affiliated record label, Big Sound. As the Big Sound label became interested in punk music, Rue Morgue had the perfect sound that the label was looking for. The band (which included guitarist G.E. Smith and drummer Hilly Michaels) recorded their debut album, "Radioactive" in 1978. Soon after, Smith left the band and guitarist Jimmy McAllister was brought in to the band, followed by the legendary Mick Ronson, who helped Rue Morge work on their second album "Reptiles In Motion" (which has never been released for over 40 years).