Tag Archives: San Francisco

Chrome: Blood on the Moon

On May 31, 1981, “Don’t Fall Off the Mountain” label released “Blood on the Moon”, the fifth Chrome studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Mobius Music” in San Francisco, and was produced by Helios Creed and Damon Edge.


  • Helios Creed – vocals, guitar, sleeve graphics
  • Damon Edge – vocals, Moog synthesizer, sleeve graphics
  • Hilary Stench – bass guitar
  • John Stench – drums
  • Oliver Dicicco – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Helios Creed and Damon Edge.

  1. The Need
  2. Innervacume
  3. Perfumeed Metal
  4. Planet Strike
  5. The Strangers
  6. Insect Human
  7. Out of Reach
  8. Brain Scan
  9. Blood on the Moon

Chrome: 3rd from the Sun

On May 26, 1982, “Don’t Fall of the Mountain” label released “3rd from the Sun”, the sixth Chrome studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Hyde Street Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Helios Creed and Damon Edge.


  • Helios Creed – vocals, guitar
  • Damon Edge – vocals, Moog synthesizer, mixing
  • Hilary Stench – bass guitar
  • John Stench – drums
  • Fabienne Shine – backing vocals
  • Gary Mankin – recording
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Track listing:

 All tracks are by Helios Creed and Damon Edge.

  1. Firebomb
  2. Future Ghosts
  3. Armageddon
  4. Heart Beat
  5. Off the Line
  6. 3rd from the Sun
  7. Shadows of a Thousand Years

Bobby Hutcherson: San Francisco

In May 1971, “Blue Note” label released “San Francisco”, album by Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land. It was recorded in July 1970, at “United Artists Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Duke Pearson.


  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone, marimba, percussion
  • Harold Land – tenor saxophone, flute, oboe
  • Joe Sample – piano, electric piano
  • John Williams – bass, Fender bass
  • Mickey Roker – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bobby Hutcherson, except where noted.

  1. Goin’ Down South – Joe Sample
  2. Prints Tie
  3. Jazz – Joe Sample
  4. Ummh
  5. Procession
  6. A Night in Barcelona – Harold Land

Grotus: Mass

On March 19, 1996, “London” label released “Mass”, the third and final Grotus album. It was recorded in 1995, at “Decibel Worship” in San Francisco, and was produced by Chris Arvan.


  • Lars Fox – vocals, drums, sampling
  • Adam Tanner – Fender bass, string bass, guitar, sampling, electronics
  • John Carson – bass, sampler, electronics, synthesizer
  • Bruce Boyd – drums, turntables
  • Chris Arvan – engineer

Track listing:

  1. That’s Entertainment
  2. A Bad Itch
  3. White Trash Blues
  4. Ebola Reston
  5. Hand to Mouth
  6. T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do
  7. Sick
  8. Collect ‘Em All
  9. Wild Bill
  10. The Bottom Line
  11. Back in the Day

MX-80 Sound: Out of the Tunnel

On March 7, 1980, “Ralph” label released “Out of the Tunnel”, the second MX-80 Sound studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Mobius Music” in San Francisco, and was produced by Mark Bingham.


  • Rich Stim – vocals, guitar, saxophone
  • Dale Sophiea – bass guitar
  • Bruce Anderson – guitar
  • Dave Mahoney – drums
  • Mark Bingham – recording, mixing
  • Oliver Dicicco – recording, mixing
  • Kim Torgerson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Anderson, Dave Mahoney, Dale Sophiea and Rich Stim.

  1. It’s Not My Fault
  2. Follow That Car
  3. Fender Bender
  4. I Walk Among Them
  5. Someday You’ll Be King
  6. Frankie I’m Sorry
  7. Gary and Priscilla
  8. Man in a Box
  9. Metro teens

John Zorn: Lacrosse

On January 25, 2000, “Tzadik” label released “Lacrosse”, album by John Zorn. It was recorded June 1977 in San Francisco and New York City in June 1978, and was produced by John Zorn.


  • John Zorn – soprano and alto saxophone, clarinet, liner notes
  • Eugene Chadbourne – acoustic guitar, dobro, electric guitar, twelve string guitar, liner notes, tiple, six string bass, twelve string acoustic guitar
  • Henry Kaiser – electric guitar
  • Davey Williams – banjo, electric guitar, hollow body guitar
  • Bruce Ackley – soprano saxophone, liner notes
  • Polly Bradfield – violin, viola, electric violin
  • LaDonna Smith – violin, viola
  • Mark Abbott – electronics
  • Allen Asaf – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Take 3
  2. Take 4
  3. Take 6
  4. Take 1
  5. Take 2
  6. Take 5
  7. Twins Version

Joe Satriani: Not of This Earth

On December 18, 1986, “Relativity” label released “Not of This Earth”, the debut Joe Satriani album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Hyde Street” in San Francisco, and was produced by John Cuniberti and Joe Satriani.


  • Joe Satriani – guitar, keyboard, percussion, bass
  • John Cuniberti – vocals, percussion, engineer, mixing
  • Jeff Campitelli – drums, percussion, DX, whistle
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Satriani.

  1. Not of This Earth
  2. The Snake
  3. Rubina
  4. Memories
  5. Brother John
  6. The Enigmatic
  7. Driving at Night
  8. Hordes of Locusts
  9. New Day
  10. The Headless Horseman

Mark Almond: Mark Almond II

In November 1971, “Blue Thumb” label released “Mark Almond II”, the second Mark Almond album. It was recorded in 1971, in San Francisco, Sausalito, London, and Los Angeles and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.


  • Jon Mark – lead vocals, classical and 12-string guitars, electric guitar, percussion
  • Tommy Eyre – harmony vocals, concert piano, electric piano, flute, percussion 
  • Johnnie Almond – harmony vocals, soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, vibraphone, flute, percussion
  • Roger Sutton – second and harmony vocals, bass, cello, percussion
  • Dannie Richmond – harmony vocals, drums, percussion
  • Bruce Botnick – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Mark, except where noted.

The Sausalito Bay Suite

  1. The Bridge
  2. The Bay
  3. Solitude
  4. Friends

Journey Through England

  • One Way Sunday
  • Sunset – Roger Sutton
  • Ballad of a Man

Paul Kantner: Blows Against the Empire

In November 1970, “RCA Victor” label released “Blows Against the Empire”, the debut Paul Kantner album. It was released under the name Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship, and was the first album to use the “Starship” moniker. It was recorded in 1970, at “Pacific High” and “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Paul Kantner,


  • Paul Kantner – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, bass machine, design
  • Grace Slick – vocals, piano
  • Jerry Garcia – vocals, banjo, lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, sound effects
  • David Crosby – lead and backing vocals, guitar, engineer
  • Peter Kaukonen – lead guitar
  • Jack Casady – bass
  • Harvey Brooks – bass
  • Joey Covington – vocals, drums, congas
  • Bill Kreutzmann – drums
  • Graham Nash – congas, sound effects, backing vocals, engineer
  • Mickey Hart – vocals, percussion, sound effects
  • David Freiberg – backing vocals
  • Phill Sawyer – sound effects
  • Allen Zentz, Pat Leraci, Phill Sawyer, Bob Shoemaker – engineer
  • CCCP – cover
  • Patti Landres – books
  • Jim Goldberg – space, design
  • Tony Nagamuma – title

Track listing:

  1. Mau Mau (Amerikon) – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Joey Covington
  2. The Baby Tree – Rosalie Sorrels
  3. Let’s Go Together – Paul Kantner
  4. A Child Is Coming – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, David Crosby
  5. Sunrise – Grace Slick
  6. Hijack – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Gary Blackman
  7. Home – Paul Kantner, Phil Sawyer, Graham Nash
  8. Have You Seen the Stars Tonight? – Paul Kantner, David Crosby
  9. XM – Paul Kantner, Phil Sawyer, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart
  10. Starship – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick. Marty Balin, Gary Blackman

Blue Öyster Cult: The Revolution by Night

On November 8, 1983, “Columbia” label released “The Revölution by Night”, the ninth Blue Öyster Cult studio album. It was recorded in May 1983, at “Boogie Hotel Studios” in Port Jefferson, “Kingdom Sound Studios” in Long Island, New York, “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn.


  • Eric Bloom – vocals, guitar
  • Donald ‘Buck Dharma’ Roeser – lead guitar, keyboards, vocals, mixing
  • Allen Lanier – piano, keyboards
  • Joe Bouchard – vocals, bass, acoustic and electric guitars, vocoder
  • Rick Downey – drums
  • Aldo Nova – guitar, synthesizers
  • Larry Fast – synthesizers, programming
  • Randy Jackson – bass
  • Marc Baum – saxophone
  • Gregg Winter – backing vocals
  • Dave Wittman – engineer
  • George Geranios, Ken Kessie – additional engineering
  • Chris Isca, Ron Coté, Ray Pyle – engineer assistant
  • Bruce Fairbairn – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Take Me Away – Eric Bloom, Aldo Nova
  2. Eyes on Fire – Gregg Winter
  3. Shooting Shark – Donald Roeser, Patti Smith
  4. Veins – Donald Roeser, Richard Meltzer
  5. Shadow of California – Joe Bouchard, Sandy Perelman, Neal Smith
  6. Feel the Thunder – Eric Bloom
  7. Let Go – Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser, Ian Hunter
  8. Dragon Lady – Donald Roeser, Broadway Blotto
  9. Light Years of Love – Joe Bouchard, Helen Wheels