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Catalog #BB 108

FRIENDS TIL THE END

1978 - 1980

BILL & BARRY

 

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.

SONG SELECTIONS

 

   

mp3's

Don't Listen To Them (Kern) Add to Cart
Come Back (Knoedl) Add to Cart
Summer Girl (Kern) Add to Cart
I Found You (Kern) Add to Cart
All Night (Knoedl) Add to Cart
Come Back (fast version) (Knoedl) Add to Cart
Like You Do (Knoedl) Add to Cart
Friends Til The End (Knoedl) Add to Cart
One More Time (Knoedl) Add to Cart
Could You Feel The Same (Knoedl) Add to Cart
It All Comes In Time (Kern) Add to Cart
Not Being With You (Kern) Add to Cart

 

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Credits

Barry Knoedl - Vocals, Keyboards, Bass, & Percussion

Bill Kern - Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, & Percussion

Produced by Barry & Bill

Additional Musicians
Ray Knoedl - Lead Guitars
Joe Schillace - Rhythm Guitar & Backing Vocals
John Dorian - Acoustic Guitar & Backing Vocals
Thorne Ventura - Lead Guitars
Tom Juliano - Saxophone

Engineered & Mixed by Barry Knoedl
2nd Engineer - Ralph Mori
Recorded & Mixed at Kno Studio, Patchogue, NY; Medford, NY; Tyler TX

Copyright 2013 Beat Bad Records

All songs Big Baad Jams - BMI

 


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