By the end of 1978, Bill Kern & Barry Knoedl had settled into a steady routine of writing new songs and recording them. Over the next 18 months into May of 1980, they recorded all the songs from this volume, plus both sides of the two Badbeats singles, the Jimi Lalumia & The Psychotic Frogs album (unreleased), The New Youth Front single (also unreleased), as well as several other artists being considered for releases. It is also during this time period that work began on "Hound Dog / You Ain't No Friend Of Mine," the experimental piece, which was later released as a 12 inch single under Bill Kern's name.
Although Ralph Mori was still not a full-time fixture in the studio for this entire period, he was present for the basic tracks of several of these songs, and he was involved in many of the over-dub sessions.
"Could You Feel The Same," the intended 'A' side for the next Barry Knoedl single was also recorded during this time. "All Night" was originally intended as the 'B' side, but the single was delayed to accomodate other projects, and when "Do It Right Away" was recorded later in 1980, it was decided that would be a stronger choice. We have issued a CD single with all 3 songs. See our catalog page (#1004) for this CD.
Up to this point, Bill & Barry were limited to the instruments available to them. Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Drums, Electric Bass, Acoustic and Electric Pianos. Two of the songs from this volume (All Night & Come Back (fast version) have solos on a Moog synthyesizer. This was their first use of any kind of synthesizer.
"Like You Do" uses a studio trick of recording a drum overdub backwards.
"Not Being With You" has a saxophone solo, played by Tommy Juliano.
It is with great pride and pleasure that we present the entire Bill & Barry collection, digitally remixed.
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each song. A new window will open.