Tommy Bolin Teaser LP

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Getarz, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Getarz

    Getarz Active Member Thread Starter

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    Hey folks, I'm new here and was just reading a great discussion from a few years ago on this album . I am looking for information on a copy I have had forever but that thread was closed so I hope it's ok to post it here. It's on Nemperor with one label blue, the other purple. The catalog # is NE436 0698. The dead wax is engraved with ST-NE-753496-A on both sides and the initials AT and PR are also faintly visible. Not looking to sell, I've had this LP in great condition since High School and love it. I just kind of geek out over pressings and what I have in my collection. THANK YOU so much for any information you can add ! This is a great site and I finally decided to come out of lurker mode !! :laugh:

    Jim
     
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  2. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

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    That’s the first pressing from when Nemperor was distributed by Atlantic. It was later reissued/remastered when Nemperor’s distribution changed to Columbia. In my opinion the Atlantic pressing sounds a bit better than the Columbia pressing.
     
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  3. WHMusical

    WHMusical Chameleon Comedian Corinthian & Caricature

    Welcome to the Forums Getarz!!!!

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    Note the "fine print" below the Nemperor Records bit in each photo.
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  4. Getarz

    Getarz Active Member Thread Starter

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    Wow....Very cool !!! I knew somebody here would be able to provide some info. Looks like I got , by s**t luck, a good one waaaaay back then ! It's always great knowing an album you bought years ago by just walking into a record store and buying it, somehow later in life turns out to be something good. Always amazed how few people have this one, it's such a great album. THANKS for the info !! :righton:
     
  5. qrarolu

    qrarolu Forum Resident

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    Stockholm, Sweden
    One of my three pressings of Teaser is this one with identical deadwax on both sides and the Atlantic distribution. Is same deadwax on both sides usual? I would imagine the B side would have a B and not an A.

    In my opinion this is Tommy Bolin at his best both compositions and playing.
     
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  6. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City south of Detroit

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  7. Riktator

    Riktator Forum Resident

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    Interesting. I dug mine out and it's the Altlantic version. Shouldn't be surprised I guess, it came from the college radio days. The station received two copies, one with a punch out and promo label, the other had neither. As music director I assumed that was meant for me personally. Too bad there isn't a One Step or ARS version so we could have a multiple page argument over which was AAA or sounded better.

    Agreed, but I still have soft spot for Private Eyes. I can only image where he would have gone musically if things hadn't taken that wrong turn.
     
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  8. Getarz

    Getarz Active Member Thread Starter

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    I'll see your ' interesting' Riktator and raise you one ! I just noticed mine also has a little round punch out on the cover that didn't go all the way through. Either I totally forgot about it ( most likely ) or I just never paid attention to it until this afternoon ! It's not labeled 'promo' or anything though. Maybe this was just one that was sent back before they discovered the horrible table saw mutilating technique ! Thanks again folks, this has been interesting reading !!! Love this place !
     
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  9. Riktator

    Riktator Forum Resident

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    Uhhh...trying to see that and raise you another...but got nothing. As an aside, I'm trying to remember where I reading that Jeff Beck had heard Tommy Bolin's jaz/fusion contributions and it lead him to Blow by Blow. There's a lot to Tommy Bolin that doesn't get the attention it should.
     
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  10. Getarz

    Getarz Active Member Thread Starter

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    Totally agree. Jeff Beck's my favorite guitarist. I always joke when people talk about Blow by Blow, I say ' you know that's a double album' ? They look all puzzled, then I tell them to listen to Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum' album !!! Openes a LOT of eyes !!
     
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  11. RickA

    RickA Love you forever Luke, we will be together again

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    Great post, a very true statement.

    On a side note I hope they can find the masters someday (long lost) and do a great remaster before I kick. ;)
     
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