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Friday, June 12, 2009

ON THE ROAD


by Ty and Tom


STINGER RECORDS
NR3730-2
Circa 1972
STEREO


Ty Cool (Yes, his real name) has been involved with music for most of his life. Since 1960, Ty has worked in jazz, rock & roll, folk, and vocal groups, as well as performing for several years as a solo artist. However, his interests during this time were not strictly confined to music and entertaining, for Ty obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Eastern Michigan University while in a pre-medical curriculum. He also served as a Medical Supply Officer in the U.S. Army. Ty's other interests include marine biology, medicine, a variety of sports and hobbies, and composing. His longstanding appreciation for music encompasses practically every facet of the musical field, which has helped him compile a large and diversified repertoire. In September, 1972, Ty combined his musical talents with those of Tom Thiersch to form the highly successful duo, Ty & Tom.

Tom Thiersch has been involved with both contemporary and classical music for most of his life. During his studies at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, he was part of several choral groups and, as well, performed in folk and rock & roll groups. In addition to being a performer and an avid listener to all types of music, Tom has a thorough working knowledge of music theory and structure. While working for more than four years as a computer systems analyst, his interests expanded to include practical knowledge of the electronic equipment used in today's music; this has proved to be invaluable in curing equipment failures on the job. Tom's extracurricular activities include sports such as tennis and water skiing, and driving his sports car in weekend rallies, and, of course, to the "gig". Although an accomplished bassist, Tom's talents as a lead guitarist have also been called upon in several of the groups with which he has performed.


The songs record on this album were selected on the basis of requests received from our audiences. Therefore, we thank all of you for your patronage and help in providing the inspiration for this album.

Yours Truly,

Ty & Tom


With thanks to: Ann Arbor Music Mart, John Braun, Lorenzo Brown, Paul Bunyan Supper Club, Casa Nova Supper Club, E. G. Clawson, Dick Curtis, Jona Eastworth, Don Flick (WAAM Radio), Fred Flis, John Flis, Wynn Kanteen. George Mallory, Sculptured Sound Recording Studios, and many others too numerous to mention. Special thanks to Mike Kelingos for contributing his time and talents in providing an excellent supplement to "George", our oscillating drummer.

CREDITS:

TY COOL-- Guitar and Vocals
TOM THIERSCH-- Bass and Vocals
MIKE KELINGOS-- Bongs and Tambourine
"GEORGE"-- Percussion
Engineered by-- GLENN QUACKENBUSH
Recorded at:-- MORGAN SOUND THEATRE, Ypsilanti, Michigan





SIDE A:



6 DAYS ON THE ROAD Ty Cool Lead Vocal
YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELING Ty/Tom
TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS Ty Cool Lead Vocal
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS Ty Cool Lead Vocal
HERE COMES THE SUN Ty Cool Lead Vocal
NEIL DIAMOND MEDLEY (Solitary Man/Sweet Caroline) Ty Cool Lead Vocal

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SIDE B:



THEY CALL THE WIND MARIA Ty Cool Lead Vocal
BABY DON'T GET HOOKED ON ME Tom Thiersch Lead Vocal
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS Ty Cool Lead Vocal
I'M LEAVIN' IT UP TO YOU Tom Thiersch Lead Vocal
KEEP THE CUSTOMER SATISFIED Ty Cool Lead Vocal
BUDDY HOLLY MEDLEY (That'll Be The Day/Maybe Baby/It's So Easy/Peggy Sue/That'll Be The Day) Ty Cool Lead Vocal

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Editor's Note: Sally, Sally, Sally...why'd you go and get rid of this gem? Ty Cool even signed it for you. The least you could have done was keep it in the box of past keepsakes that all women hide away from their significant other. Then again it is a covers album so why not. Cover songs always mar these indie records but maybe they couldn't write a lick. Bad original songs are still favorable over rehashes. Unless you're Led-Zeppelin. These guys are not.

This was one of the hardest album covers to take a picture of. Not only is it way off center but getting a normal LP semi-straight is a task in itself. I just thought you should know this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what you are talking about .... most great artists today explode with "covers." Always pleasing to hear good renditions of established songs. Heck, where would the Boston Pops be without "covers."

Hey, thanks for posting this. Where are these guys anyway? The one on the left is really good looking... looks smart too.