This was taken from the Port Byron set recorded in June of 1978, months before we went to New York and met the Atlantic A&R man who told us we needed to find our own sound. It confirmed what we already knew; we needed to drop the Beatles Tribute.
This song from the Atlanta Rhythm section is one of my favorite cover songs. Ken was always bringing new music to us to learn, and this was one of the tunes that we thought might reshape our sound. That is why I am bring it back to the top of the website today. It features Ken on bass, Jon on lead and Paul on drums. I played the piano.
After the New York trip, we attempted to change our image and learned a bunch of songs from Cheap Trick, The Cars, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello and other so-called New Wave bands just to give our music a little harder edge.
Unfortunately, the band broke up about a year later after this recording.
I sang lead and played the electric piano while Ken played bass. Jon and Ken did backup vocals on this Atlanta Rhythm Section Song. I think Ken and I changed some words in the chorus to be funny. See if you can catch it.