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On August 31, 1999.

On August 31, 1999, “Outpost” label released “Days of the New” (The Green album or Days of the New II), the second Days of the New studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Distillery Sound Studios” in Louisville, “Louie’s Clubhouse” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Travis Meeks and Todd Smith.

Personnel:

  • Travis Meeks: lead vocals, guitar
  • Max Maxwell: drums
  • Pete Peterson: arrangements
  • Peter Rhee: drums
  • Ray Rizzo: percussion
  • Nicole Scherzinger: backing vocals
  • Carl Shields: drums
  • Matt Taul: drums
  • Alex Tench: backing vocals
  • Brian Vinson: bass
  • Orchestra conducted and arranged – Suzie Katayama
  • Rick Baptist, Charles Boito, Eve Butler, Jon Clarke, Larry Corbett, Mario DeLeon, Joel Derouin, Virginia Frazer, Matthew J. Funes, Geraldo Hilera, Steven M. Holtman, Ronald Janelli, John T. Johnson, Renita Koven, Daniel Smith, David Stone, John Wittenberg, Phillip E. Yao – choir members
  • Choir – Sandie Hall, Linda Harmon, Luana Jackman, Victor Janacua, Bob Joyce, Jon Joyce, Rick Logan, Suzie Katayama, Donna Medina, Oren Waters
  • Todd Smith, Mike Baker, Clark Hagan – engineers
  • Scott Litt, Travis Meeks, Todd Smith – mixing
  • Greg Fidelman – digital engineering
  • Victor Janacua, Bill McCord, Al Sanderson, Alex Tench – second engineers
  • Jeral Tidwell – creative direction
  • Chip Dumstorf – art and digital direction
  • Jeral Tidwell – illustrations
  • Chip Dumstorf , Travis Meeks – design
  • Theresa Carpenter, Chaz Rough, Larry Smith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Travis Meeks except where noted.

  1. Flight Response
  2. The Real – Travis Meeks, Todd Whitener
  3. Enemy
  4. Weapon & the Wound
  5. Skeleton Key
  6. Take Me Back Then
  7. Bring Yourself
  8. I Think
  9. Longfellow
  10. Untitled
  11. Phobics of Tragedy
  12. Not the Same
  13. Provider
  14. Last One – Travis Meeks, Todd Whitener
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On December 9, 1986.

On December 9, 1986, “Blackheart” label released “Good Music”, the fifth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record Plant” in New York City, “Nino Studios” in Baldwin, New York, “Broccoli Rabe” in Fairfield, New Jersey, “Kingdom Sound Studios” in Syosset, New York, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, John Aiosa, Mark S. Berry, Larry Smith and Reggie Griffin.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett- guitars, lead vocals
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton- bass
  • Gary Ryan – bass, backing vocals
  • Thommy Price, Lee Crystal – drums
  • Bob Halligan, Jr.- guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Reggie Griffin – guitar, bass, drums
  • Rick Knowles – guitar
  • Michael Rudetsky, Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Dennis Feldman – bass
  • Jimmy Bralower – drums
  • Ross Levinson – violin
  • Bashiri Johnson, Nelson Williams, Thom Panunzio, Larry Smith- percussion
  • Darlene Love- backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, Billy Hinsche, Bobby Figueroa – background vocals
  • Kenny Laguna- various instruments, backing vocals
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe – baritone saxophone
    • Robert Funk – trombone
    • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Thom Panunzio- engineer, mixing
  • John Aiosa, Tom Swift, Gray Russell, Jim Ball – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Good Music – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  2. This Means War – Joan Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Kenny Laguna
  3. Roadrunner – Jonathan Richman
  4. If Ya Want My Luv – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  5. Fun, Fun, Fun – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  6. Black Leather – Joan Jett, Reggie Griffin, Eddie Morris, William Adler
  7. Outlaw – Joan Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Kenny Laguna, Ricky Bird
  8. Just Lust – Terry Abrahamson, Rick Nowels
  9. You Got Me Floatin’ – Jimi Hendrix
  10. Contact – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna