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April to October 1975
Bob Berge (drm); Tommy Bolin (gtr/vcl/pno); Phil Collins (prc); Rafael Cruz (prc); Sammy Figueroa (prc); David Foster (kbr); Ron 'The Wizard' Fransen (pno); Jan Hammer (drm/kbr); Glenn Hughes (bvc); Jeff Porcaro (drm); Prairie Prince (drm); Dave Sanborn (sxp); Stanley Sheldon (bss); Paul Stallworth (bss); Michael Walden (drm); and the Sniffettes [= Tommy Bolin; Dave Brown; Lee Kiefer] (bvc).
Initially Atlantic had offered Bolin a solo deal, but after some disagreements about the choice of a producer, Bolin decided that he would fair better doing some demos by himself instead. He got help from a lot of friends, incl. members of the Beach Boys (!) who helped him furnish his singing technique. The album was subsequently recorded 'for real' during May/June 1975, during which time Bolin was recruited to Deep Purple.
Albums & singles
The Grind/Homeward Strut : UK 1975 Atlantic K10730
Homeward Strut/The Grind : Italy 1975 Warner Atlantic W10730
The Grind (mono)/The Grind (stereo) [promo single] : US 1975 Nemperor NE-004
Savannah Woman (mono)/Savannah Woman (stereo) [promo single] : US 1975 Nemperor NE-005
Teaser [lp] : US Nov 1975 Atlantic K 50208
Teaser [cd] : UK 19-- Epic 462533-2
Teaser [cd] : Europe 199- Nemperor/Epic EPC 468016-2
Material from above appears on...
Tommy Bolin - The Ultimate... [3lp] : Germany 1989 Geffen 924248-1
Tommy Bolin - The Ultimate... [2cd] : US 1989 Geffen 2-24248
From The Archives Vol. 1 [cd] : UK 1996 RPM Records RPM 158
From The Archives Vol. 1 [cd] : UK 1999? RPM Records/Purple Records PUR 315
From The Archives Vol. 2 [cd] : US 1997 Tommy Bolin Archives TBACD 7