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In February 1978.

In February 1978, “Mercury” label released “Street Action”, the seventh Bachman–Turner Overdrive (BTO) studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Robbie Bachman, Jim Clench, Blair Thornton and C.F. Turner.

Personnel:

  • Robbie Bachman- percussion, drums
  • Jim Clench- bass, electric bass, vocals
  • Blair Thornton- lead guitar, electric guitar
  • F. Turner- guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Rolf Henneman – engineer
  • Jeff Tolman – assistant engineer
  • James Omara – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Robbie Bachman, Jim Clench, Blair Thornton and C.F. Turner.

  1. I’m in Love
  2. Down the Road
  3. Takes a Lot of People
  4. A Long Time for a Little While
  5. Street Action
  6. For Love
  7. Madison Avenue
  8. You’re Gonna Miss Me
  9. The World Is Waiting for a Love Song
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In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Mercury” label released “Wilder”, the second Teardrop Explodes studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

Personnel:

  • Julian Cope- vocals, guitars, bass guitar, piano, organ
  • Troy Tate- guitars
  • David Balfe- keyboards, synthesizers, loops
  • Gary Dwyer– drums
  • Alfie Agius – bass guitar
  • Jeff Hammer – keyboards
  • James Eller – bass guitar
  • Luke Tunney, Ted Emmett – trumpets
  • Clive Langer- additional guitar
  • Garrish Mashindi – backing vocals
  • Colin Fairley – engineer
  • Martin Atkins– artwork
  • Chalkie Davies – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Cope.

  1. Bent Out of Shape
  2. Colours Fly Away
  3. Seven Views of Jerusalem
  4. Pure Joy
  5. Falling Down Around Me
  6. The Culture Bunker
  7. Passionate Friend
  8. Tiny Children
  9. Like Leila KhaledSaid
  10. …And The Fighting Takes Over
  11. The Great Dominions

In December 1975.

In December 1975, “Mercury” label released “Head On”, the fifth Bachman–Turner Overdrive studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “RCA Studios” in Toronto, and was produced by Randy Bachman.

Personnel:

  • Randy Bachman- vocals, guitar
  • F. Turner- vocals, bass guitar
  • Blair Thornton- guitar
  • Robbie Bachman- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Little Richard- piano
  • Barry Keane – congas
  • Engineer: Mark Smith

Track listing:

  1. Find Out About Love – Randy Bachman
  2. It’s Over – C.F. Turner, Blair Thornton
  3. Average Man – Randy Bachman, Robbie Bachman
  4. Woncha Take Me for a While – F. Turner, Randy Bachman
  5. Wild Spirit – F.Turner, Blair Thornton
  6. Take It Like a Man – F. Turner, Blair Thornton
  7. Lookin’ Out for #1 – Randy Bachman
  8. Away from Home – Blair Turner
  9. Stay Alive (mono) – Randy Bachman
  10. Down to the Line – Randy Bachman, Kim Fowley, Mark Anthony, Vincent Furnier

 

 

In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Mercury” label released “Bachman–Turner Overdrive II”, the second Bachman–Turner Overdrive studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Kaye-Smith Studios” in Seattle, Washington, and was produced by Randy Bachman.

Personnel:

  • Randy Bachman- lead guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Tim Bachman- second lead guitar,  lead and backing vocals
  • Fred Turner- bass, lead and backing vocals
  • Robbie Bachman- drums, percussion
  • Norman Durkee- piano
  • Buzz Richmond – engineer
  • Mark Sterling – assistant engineer
  • Tom “Curly” Ruff – mastering
  • John Youssi – design
  • Jim Ladwig – art direction
  • Dave Roels – photography

Track listing:

  1. Blown – Randy Bachman, Tim Bachman
  2. Welcome Home – Randy Bachman
  3. Stonegates – Fred Turner
  4. Let It Ride – Randy Bachman, Fred Turner
  5. Give It Time – Fred Turner
  6. Tramp – Randy Bachman, Robbie Bachman
  7. I Don’t Have to Hide – Tim Bachman
  8. Takin’ Care of Business – Randy Bachman

On November 25, 1996.

On November 25, 1996, “MCA” label released “Someday Maybe”, the fourth Clarks album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Tim Bomba.

Personnel:

• Scott Blasey – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
• Robert James – electric guitar, vocals
• Greg Joseph – bass guitar, vocals
• Dave Minarik – drums, vocals
• Jim Baldree – engineer
• Tim Bomba – engineer, mixing, percussion
• Barney Lee – engineer
• Dave Collins – mastering
• Mike Fraser – mixing
• Scott Gormley – mixing assistant
• Time Stedman – art direction
• Michael Wilson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Scott Blasey, Robert James, Greg Joseph and Jimmer Podrasky.

1. Stop!
2. Courtney
3. Mercury
4. Rain
5. Caroline
6. Never Let You Down
7. Fatal
8. The Box
9. One Day In My Life
10. No Place Called Home
11. Everything Has Changed
12. These Wishes
13. Last Call
14. Hollywood
15. Lost and Found

 

 

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Mercury” label released “Fire”, the sixth Ohio Players studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Paragon Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce and William Beck,

Personnel:

  • James “Diamond” Williams – drums, chimes, percussion, lead and background vocals
  • Billy Beck– piano, organ, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, ARP, percussion, lead and background vocals
  • Marvin “Merv” Pierce – trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone and background vocals
  • Marshall “Rock” Jones– Fender bass
  • Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner– guitar, percussion, lead and background vocals
  • Ralph “Pee Wee” Middlebrooks – trumpet, trombone and background vocals
  • Clarence “Satch” Satchell – baritone sax, tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, percussion, lead and background vocals
  • Barry Mraz, Lee Hulko – engineers
  • Jim Ladwig – art director
  • Len Willis – designer
  • Stan Malinowski– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce and William Beck.

  1. Fire
  2. Together
  3. Runnin’ from the Devil
  4. I Want to Be Free
  5. Smoke
  6. It’s All Over
  7. What the Hell
  8. Together (reprise)

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Mercury” label released “Bluejeans & Moonbeams”, the ninth Captain Beefheart album. It was recorded in August 1974, at “Stronghold Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Andy DiMartino.  The album cover was a painting by Victor Hayden.

Personnel:

  • Captain Beefheart(Don Van Vliet) – vocals, harmonica
  • Dean Smith – guitar, bottleneck guitar
  • Michael Smotherman – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ty Grimes – percussion
  • Ira Ingber – bass
  • Bob West – bass
  • Gene Pello – drums
  • Jimmy Caravan – keyboard, star machine
  • Mark Gibbons – keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Party of Special Things to Do – Don Van Vliet, Elliot Ingber
  2. Same Old Blues – J. J. Cale
  3. Observatory Crest – Don Van Vliet, Elliot Ingber
  4. Pompadour Swamp – Don Van Vliet
  5. Captain’s Holiday – Feldman, W. Richmond, S. Hickerson, C. Blackwell
  6. Rock ‘n Roll’s Evil Doll – Don Van Vliet, Mark Gibbons, Ira Ingber
  7. Further Than We’ve Gone – Don Van Vliet
  8. Twist ah Luck – Don Van Vliet, Mark Gibbons, Ira Ingber
  9. Bluejeans & Moonbeams – Don Van Vliet