Greg Mathieson was born 2/25/50 in Los Angeles Ca. and has been a native of Southern California his whole life. He started piano lessons at the age of 10, and then switched to the trumpet at age 14 so he could participate in school activities. While he played Trumpet during Junior High and High school he continued to play the piano and took harmony lessons from Ken Hanna who was an arranger with Stan Kenton. In 1968 Greg went to Valley College (in the San Fernando Valley) where he switched back to piano and joined the “A” jazz band, which won the California State Championship both years he attended. “He put down the Horn and never looked back”.
In 1981 he recorded a live album, SUPER LIVE AT THE BAKED POTATO, with two members of the group Toto, Steve Lukather and Jeffrey Porcaro, along with Pop’s Popwell from the Jazz Crusaders.
The song Bomp Me was also used in the movie Zapped (1982)
Zapped! is a 1982 teen film sex comedy starring Scott Baio as a high school student who acquires telekinetic powers. The film is regarded as a parody of Carrie but also includes spoofs of The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, Star Trek and the 1969 Kurt Russell film The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes.
The movie soundtrack was composed by Charles Fox and featured performances by Joe “Bean” Esposito (“Updike’s Theme”) and David Pomeranz (“Got to Believe in Magic”, “King and Queen of Hearts”), which were big hits in the Philippines. A band by the name of The Twisters also played in this movie.
1 Bomp Me (Greg Mathieson, Steve Lukather) 7:41
2 Thank You (Greg Mathieson) 7:08
3 First Time Around (Robert Popwell, Steve Lukather) 6:21
4 I Don’t Know (Greg Mathieson) 5:10
5 Go (Greg Mathieson) 6:50
6 I’m Home (Greg Mathieson) 6:09
7 The Spud Shuffle (Greg Mathieson, Jeff Porcaro, Robert Popwell, Steve Lukather) 5:09
Producer – Greg Mathieson, Jay Graydon, Jeff Porcaro, Robert Popwell, Steve Lukather
Engineer – Jay Graydon
Engineer (Assistant / Maintenance) – Bob Winder
Engineer (Assistant) – Dave Demore, Doug Field, Ian Eales
Mixed By – David Leonard, Steve Lukather
Recorded By – Wally Heider
Art Direction (Original Artwork) – Hideyoshi Kuroda
Art Direction (Original Artwork), Design (Original Artwork) – Kenji Ishikawa
Artwork (Re-issue) – Kazu Yamamoto, Kinetic Design Labo.
Photography By (Original Artwork) – Armando Gallo, Keiichi Ohtake, Michael Funk
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Thunder/Yui
Mixed At – Sunset Sound
Manufactured By – CBS/Sony Inc.