about someone i loved more than anyone in my life (but as a secret) as a demo Over The Hill a) got us early airplay on 'BCN and because we got her to play on the demo, Jane kinda fell for us and joined the band (like idiots we failed to include her name on the liner notes!!??


from BERLIN AIRLIFT, track released January 21, 1982
1982 Berlin Airlift record (Handshake). Recorded in NYC at the Hit Factory. 1981-82 Bill Pfordrescher (producer), Jeffrey Lesser (engineer). The Band: Jane Balmond (keys, vocals), Steven Paul Perry (guitar, vocals), Joe Pet (kit), Glen Moran (kit) Chet Cahill (bass), Berlin (vocals), Billie Best (mgr). The most airplay ever gotten was for this band. In particular, WBCN. They played our cassette tapes in drive time, and gave a shout out to record companies to 'sign this band'! Those were the days.


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