1975 Tommy Bolin – Teaser

Teaser is the 1975 debut album from American guitarist Tommy Bolin. Teaser was released in conjunction with the album Come Taste the Band by Deep Purple, on which Bolin also played guitar. This album is cherished by fans for the broad range of styles in Bolin’s playing. The material spans hard rock, jazz, reggae and Latin music, often blending these styles together within a single song. It is also considered by many to be some of Bolin’s greatest recordings in his short career.
The song “Teaser” was covered by American hard rock band Mötley Crüe on the charity album Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell.
Van Halen would often cover “The Grind” live in its early club days

Tracks

1  The Grind (Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook, Stanley Sheldon, John Tesar) 3:29
2  Homeward Strut (Tommy Bolin) 3:57
3  Dreamer (Jeff Cook) 5:09
4  Savannah Woman (Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook) 2:47
5  Teaser (Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook) 4:27
6  People, People (Tommy Bolin) 4:56
7  Marching Powder (Tommy Bolin) 4:14
8  Wild Dogs (Tommy Bolin, John Tesar) 4:40
9  Lotus (Tommy Bolin, John Tesar) 3:56

Media

Musicians

1 The Grind

BassStanley Sheldon
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarTommy Bolin
PianoDavid Foster
Background VocalsLee Kiefer
Background VocalsDave Brown


2 Homeward Strut

BassStanley Sheldon
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarTommy Bolin
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerDavid Foster


3 Dreamer

BassStanley Sheldon
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarTommy Bolin
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerDavid Foster


4 Savannah Woman

BassPaul Stallworth
DrumsPrairie Prince
GuitarTommy Bolin
PercussionPhil Collins


5 Teaser

BassStanley Sheldon
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarTommy Bolin


6 People, People

BassStanley Sheldon
DrumsJan Hammer
GuitarTommy Bolin
PianoJan Hammer
SynthesizerJan Hammer
SaxDavid Sanborn
PercussionSammy Figueroa
PercussionRafael Cruz


7 Marching Powder

BassStanley Sheldon
DrumsMichael Walden
GuitarTommy Bolin
SynthesizerJan Hammer
SaxDavid Sanborn
PercussionSammy Figueroa
PercussionRafael Cruz


8 Wild Dogs

BassPaul Stallworth
DrumsPrairie Prince
GuitarTommy Bolin
SynthesizerTommy Bolin


9 Lotus

BassPaul Stallworth
DrumsBob Berge
GuitarTommy Bolin
PianoRon Fransen

Liner Notes

Producer – Lee Kiefer, Tommy Bolin (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9)
Producer – Dennis MacKay (Tracks 6, 7)
Engineer – Lee Kiefer
Engineer (Assistant) – Michael Bronstein
Engineer (Re-mix) – Dennis MacKay
Engineer (Second) – Dave Moore
Recorded By – Dennis MacKay (Tracks 6, 7)

Design (Album), Artwork – Jimmy Wachtel
Photography By – Lorrie Sullivan

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Nemperor Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Nemperor Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
Recorded At – Trident Studios
Mixed At – Trident Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – Presswell