Members of the band aside, this project is really a front for songwriter/producer Kenny Nolan, who made his real fortunes earlier in the '70's with the monster hit Lady Marmallade as sung by LaBelle. He wrote, arranged and performed on all of the tracks on the album.
According to Discomuseum.com Persia had a one album deal, and thought it never went very far Persia left us with a handfull of great songs, and the voice of lead singer Zell Black.
The album has this great "live" feel that at times sounds more like the band is just jammin' with itself then a full on studio effort. This lends it a really funny Kids From "Fame" vibe, sort of ameteur, but polished enough to give it a little credability.
The three stand out tracks are the club hits, Comme Ci, Comme Ca and Inch By Inch,and the album closer, and my personal fave, That's What Keeps 'Em Dancin'.
Post Persia, Nolan would continue to write songs for the likes of New Kids On The Block, The Brady Bunch, and Tavares among others.
Below are a couple of tracks from this out of print, but still classic disco project.