1977 Terence Boylan – Terence Boylan

Terence Boylan - Terence BoylanTerence Boylan is an American singer/songwriter.

Brought up in Buffalo, New York, Terry Boylan first appeared on local radio in the late 1950s performing a song he had written at the age of 11. While still in his mid teens, in the early 1960s, he performed in Greenwich Village and, following a chance meeting with Bob Dylan, was encouraged to pursue a solo music career in upstate New York. He attended Bard College in New York, and with his older brother John formed a band, the Ginger Men. By 1967, they had both signed with Verve Records, for whom they then recorded an experimental concept album, Playback, issued in the name of the Appletree Theatre.

After John Boylan moved to California, Terence stayed in New York, returned to college, and played with classmates Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. With them, he cut a solo LP, Alias Boona in 1969, the title referring to his nickname. He then moved to California, working again with his brother. After a few years he was signed to Asylum Records, and recorded his self-titled second album in 1977. Like his previous record, this was well received by critics but was never more than a cult success. However, Boylan did enjoy some success as a songwriter when Iain Matthews turned his song “Shake It” into a top five hit.

Following a third album, Suzy, Boylan has principally involved himself with songwriting and soundtrack work, and his own record label and publishing company, Spinnaker Records.

At the age of 9, Boylan sent a letter to the U.S. National Institutes of Health requesting a $10 “grant” to build a rocket ship. The peer review panel was so impressed with the young boy’s initiative that they each contributed money to total $10 to send to Boylan. He has since been a big supporter of science, science education, and medical research. He is executive director of the John Boylan Medical Research Foundation which supports research and international scientist exchange fellowships and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Desert Island Biological Lab. Boylan has also supported children’s educational programs at the Center for Scientific Review at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

For more information about this excellent album, read my interview with Terence Boylan

Tracks

1 Don’t Hang Up Those Dancing Shoes (Terence Boylan) 3:30
2 Shake It (Terence Boylan) 3:43
3 Sundown Of Fools (Terence Boylan) 2:43
4 The War Was Over (Terence Boylan) 4:19
5 Shame (Terence Boylan) 4:39
6 Hey Papa (Terence Boylan) 3:58
7 Where Are You Hiding? (Terence Boylan) 4:04
8 Rain King (Terence Boylan) 3:37
9 Trains (Terence Boylan) 5:18

Media

Musicians

1 Don’t Hang Up Those Dancing Shoes

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Dean Parks
Guitar Terence Boylan
Piano Donald Fagen
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


2 Shake It

Bass David Jackson
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Al Kooper
Guitar Don Evans
Piano Terence Boylan
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


3 Sundown Of Fools

Bass David Jackson
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Terence Boylan
Guitar Dean Parks
Piano David Paich
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


4 The War Was Over

Bass Bob Glaub
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Terence Boylan
Piano Jai Winding
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


5 Shame

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Dean Parks
Guitar Terence Boylan
Fender Rhodes Victor Feldman
Piano Donald Fagen
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


6 Hey Papa

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Jai Winding
Sax Gary Foster
Percussion Russ Kunkel
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


7 Where Are You Hiding?

Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Drums Terence Boylan
Drums Mickey McGee
Guitar Dean Parks
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Terence Boylan
Background Vocals Don Henley
Background Vocals Didie Petit


8 Rain King

Bass Max Bennet
Drums John Guerin
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Terence Boylan
Fender Rhodes Victor Feldman
Sax John Klemmer
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


9 Trains

Bass David Jackson
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Terence Boylan
Keyboards David Paich
Background Vocals Tom Kelly
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit

Liner Notes

Producer, written by – Terence Boylan
Artwork (Cover Painting: Elegy To The Spanish Republic, 108) – Robert Motherwell
Design – Anne Garner
Engineer – Deni King, Lloyd Clift, Paul Grupp, Steve Hodge
Lacquer Cut By – Wally Traugott
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Photography By (Back Cover) – Henry Diltz
Photography By (Inner Sleeve) – Lila Garnett
 
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Asylum Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Amigo Studios
Recorded At – Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood
Recorded At – The Village Recorder
Recorded At – Westlake Audio
Mixed At – Westlake Audio
Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Published By – Steamed Clam Music