When Bill and Barry were ready to release Tip of My Tongue and One And One Is Two,
it occurred to them that they needed a group name. They tossed a lot of
names around, keeping in mind that The Beatles chose their name because of its
double meaning. They tried a lot of names with the word BEAT in them.
It suddenly occurred to them that Beat Bad Records had the word BEAT in it.
Almost simultaneously they both said, "turn it around - The Badbeats!"
It was decided early on to shroud
the group in mystery. None of the band members names appeared on the
record, picture sleeve, or any of the promotional material accompanying the
release. Bill and Barry were credited as producers, and represented the
group in the few interviews given after the release. Even the picture on
the sleeve, done in the style of Meet The Beatles (With The Beatles), obscured
their faces. Ray Knoedl, Barry's older brother was included in the picture
even though he does not perform on the record, although his appearance was
almost prophetic, as he performed on many of Bill and Barry's later recordings,
including Tell Her No and Lies, The Badbeats' second single. When it came time to design a
label for the record, everyone felt it would be a nice touch if we could
recreate the early 1960's Capitol Records label, which every long time Beatles
fan would recognize.
||Tip Of My
Tongue - Bill Kern on guitar & harmonica and lead vocals; Barry
Knoedl on bass & fender rhodes, and vocals; John Sheridan on drums &
||One & One Is Two
- Bill Kern on bass & lead guitar, and vocals; Barry Knoedl on rhythm guitar
and lead vocals; John Sheridan on drums.|