понедельник, 26 августа 2013 г.

Bond - ST (1975 Columbia, CBS) 

Artist: Bond
Title: ST
Label: Columbia/CBS

Catalog#: ES 90301
Format: Vinyl LP Album
Released: 1975
Country: Ontario, Canada
Genre: Pop/Rock
Duration: 00:36:32

Originally named "Common Bond" the band name was reduced to Bond in 1970, shortly after Pickering, Ontario native John Roles joined the band as the bass player. Soon after, the lead guitar player Barry Cobus suggested that Roles take over lead guitar (as that was actually his main instrument) and Cobus became their manager.
They did the usual Southern Ontario club circuit with a focus on British rock and a few original tunes. Their line-up changed over the years, but the most successful was Dunn, Roles, Hamilton, Trenholm, and MacDougall. Eventually, they signed with CBS in 1974 and in 1975 released their Bob Gallo produced eponymous debut album which was recorded at Manta Sound. The lead-off single "Dancin' (On A Saturday Night)", was a surprise hit that made the Top-20 in Canada. They did an Eastern Canadian tour with The Stampeders and a short lived cross Canada tour. And yet, the record unfortunately left many radio programmers with the image that Bond was a bubblegum act and follow-up singles, including "When You're Up, You're Up", were virtually ignored.
Gerry Mosby and Kim Hunt left in 1977 and were replaced by John Jones and Colin Walker respectively. They released one more song called “I Can’t Help It” for CBS in 1978 which failed to chart. CBS dropped Bond’s recording deal, but John Jones was retained by CBS Songs where he recorded a demo called “Everyday and Everynight” with Klaatu’s Dee Long and Terry Draper. Producer Terry Brown heard the demo and had Jones signed to ATV Publishing. After backing Eddie Schwartz on his demo for “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” Schwartz was signed to ATV and Jones was dropped. John Jones would then join Gary O’Connor’s solo band.
Meanwhile, Bond had several major line-up changes after losing their own deal, with Bill Dunn the only remaining original member. The band finally called it quits in 1979.
Roles left in 1976 and would go on to play and record with Chilliwack and Jerry Doucette in the '80's; MacDougall went on to play with Crowbar and King Biscuit Boy from 1981 to 1989. His current band is Groove Corporation out of Hamilton; Kim Hunt left Bond to co-found Zon; Gerry Mosby went on to be in Dillinger, The Hunt, Rhinegold and The Ian Thomas Band; Chris Livingston joined The Payola$; Jim Lamarche was a solo artist on A & M Records before becoming a successful studio engineer in Toronto; John Jones went on to be co-owner of ESP Recording Studio in Buttonville with Dee Long (ex-Klaatu). The duo moved to England to work at George Martin’s AIR Studio in England for 7 years. He would also work with Duran Duran and Celine Dion for whom he won a Grammy Award. He now resides in California doing production work.

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  Side One:
A1 Dancin' (On A Saturday Night) 02:55
A2 I Love The Things You Do 02:50
A3 Hold On 02:32
A4 We Are Not Free 04:22
A5 Mardi Gras 02:48
 • Side Two:
B1 When You're Up, You're Up 02:52
B2 I'm A Lonely Man 02:56
B3 Don't You Love To Dance 03:06
B4 Gallo's Dreams: Sitting Here 06:46
B5 Come On Home 04:00

    - Produced by Bob Gallo
   Engineer. Rick Capreol (Ricky Recordo)
   Assistant Engineer: Gary Gray
   Recorded at: Mania Sound Studios, Captain Audio.
   Equipment: Rick and Rocky

    - Special Thanks: 
   Bruce Pcnnycook - clarinet (When You're Up, You're Up),
   tenor and baritone sax (I Love The Tilings You Do}.
   Bob Gallo assorted percussion.
   Album cover design by Allan O'Mana forSlic Bros.

Bill Dunn - Vocals, Harmony vocal, Bass
Ted Trenholm - Vocals, Keyboards
Barry Cobus - Lead Guitar
John Roles - Bass; Switched to Lead & Acoustic Guitar
Alex MacDougall - Lead, Rhythm, Slide Guitar
Jeff Hamilton - Drums, Vocals, Percussion

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2 комментария:

  1. Все-таки поп-рок начала 70-х намного лучше в музыкальном отношении, чем попсятина 80-х.