by jan. 1977 in had left my home
in chicago and had been touring on the east coast for about 4 months.
i returned to the midwest for a couple of gigs around the new
year and was given some free time at a studio in Schaumberg. Il. called
Hedden West, named for its owner, Gary Hedden. the studio
was down for a couple of weeks and my pal Tom, a drummer, booked us in.
Tom and i, with the help of the resident Moog synthesizer
created these quirky tracks. later in the week, by pure
chance we stumbled on Pat Leonard, working at a local music store.
he came in and just for fun, laid down beautiful piano and
Polymoog on several tracks. [see song notes] a
very real but now nameless young lady student friend of Tom's
contributed the live clarinet on 'made in chicago'.
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