The Badbeats worked on an LP from 1978 through 1981, but it
was never released. It contained 17 tracks, including the 4 sides of the 2
two singles. The proposed title was HERE ARE THE BADBEATS.
The Track listing is as follows:
1 I'm In Love (Lennon/McCartney) 2 I'll Get You
(Lennon/McCartney) 3 She's My Girl (Barry Knoedl) 4 Tip Of My Tongue -
extended version (Lennon/McCartney)
5 I Found You (Bill Kern) 6 I'll
Keep You Satisfied (Lennon/McCartney) 7 Doesn't Mean It's Love (Jerry
Leshaw) 8 Hello Little Girl (Lennon/McCartney) 9 Step Inside Love
(Lennon/McCartney) 10 One And One Is Two (Lennon/McCartney) 11 Take My
Love (Barry Knoedl) 12 I Don't Want To See You Again (Lennon/McCartney) 13
Tell Her No (Rod Argent) 14 Nobody I Know (Lennon/McCartney) 15 Here I
Go (Jerry Leshaw) 16 Bad To Me (Lennon/McCartney) 17 Lies [Breaking My
Knoedl had a single released prior to the Badbeats on Death Records - Baby
Don't Give Up / I Just Want To Make You Happy (Kill 002).
Barry still runs his
recording studio (Kno Studio) and has worked with many other artists, including
Jimi Lalumia & The Psycotic Frogs, Zacherley, Neck Tie Party, and The
Thunderbirds to name a few. Barry currently plays keyboard in a Long Island
oldies band called the Retreads, and he is a high school music teacher
Bill Kern was murdered in
his video store 12/28/2005.
Bill & Barry's last recording session was
Over the years, Bill & Barry recorded about 15 LPs worth
of material, but never released anything beyond Barry's single on Death Records
and the 4 Beat Bad singles we released. Bill & Barry released a Christmas CD
in 1994 of all original Christmas songs. Since Bill's death, we have been
attempting to preserve and digitally restore all of our recordings - including
the unreleased Badbeats LP; a monumental task, considering the body of work.
There has been considerable interest in The Badbeats LP recently. If there is
enough demand, we may release the LP on CD. Stay tuned.