1981 Bob Welch – Bob Welch

Bob Welch is the fifth solo album from the ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist of the same name. It was his first for RCA Records. The album has since been reissued on CD by BMG Japan (in 2001) and in 2012 by Wounded Bird Records.

When asked in an interview to promote his Bob Welch Looks at Bop album, Welch was asked if there were any songs he disliked recording, and Welch described one from this album.

“The easy part is a song that I didn’t really want to record, but did anyway, and tried to do my best on it, and then the writer ‘kicked me in the teeth’ because I had changed a couple of things in the lyrics to make the song more singable for me. The song was “Bend Me Shape Me”, on my 1st RCA album, which was a political nightmare to record from start to finish. I was trying to please everybody, and wound up pleasing nobody!”

“It’s What Ya Don’t Say” became a minor hit peaking on the Mainstream Rock charts at number 45.


1  Two To Do (Michael Clark) 03:33
2  Remember (Bryan Adams; Jim Vallance) 03:51
3  Bend Me, Shape Me (Larry Weiss; Scott English) 03:01
4  That’s What We Said (Bob Welch) 03:07
5  If You Think You Know How (Mike Chapman; Nicky Chinn) 03:54
6  It’s What Ya Don’t Say (Steve Diamond) 02:45
7  You Can’t Do That (Bob Welch) 02:36
8  Secrets (Bob Welch) 03:09
9  Imaginary Fool (Bob Welch) 03:20
10  To My Heart Again (Tom Snow) 03:09
11  Drive (Bob Welch) 00:48



BassBrad Palmer
BassDave Rodriguez
DrumsAlvin Taylor
GuitarBob Welch
GuitarJoey Brasler
KeyboardsDavid Adelstein
PercussionRobbie Patton
Background VocalsTom Kelly

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Verdick
Engineer (Second) – Paul Lani, Tori Swenson
Mastered By – Kevin Gray
Recorded By – Michael Verdick

Art Direction, Design – Larry Vigon
Artwork (Back Cover Retouching) – Charlie Wild
Artwork (Front Cover Retouching) – Bob Jacobs
Photography By (Cover) – Leon Lecash
Photography By (Inner Sleeve) – Sam Emerson

Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Copyright (c) – RCA Records
Recorded At – Location Recording Service
Recorded At – Sound City Studios
Mixed At – Location Recording Service
Mastered At – The Cutting System, Inc.
Lacquer Cut At – The Cutting System, Inc.