b/w - Was It Real?
Classic Powerpop from this Northern (Union) New Jersey Quartet
Ira Spinrad (Gtr,Voc) 1986-Now The Hammers
Mike Andreola (Gtr,Voc)
Gene O'Brien (Bass)
Mark Papianni (Drums)
In 1981, 4 friends from Union and Newark, New Jersey got together to make a record. They commited to tape "Thursday" and "Was It Real" at Century Sound Studios in Sayreville, N.J.
Their Sole 45 was Produced by Paul (Plonka) Christopher and Engineered by Sam DeSalvo. It was Mastered by Bob Speiden, in North Plainfield.
The Picture Sleeve was designed by local DJ and "Power House" Tattoo artist, Diane Farris.
After it's release, the Ways played live shows for about 6 months before calling it a day.
|L-R - Mark, Mike & Ira|
Side B is Comped on Teenline Vol 5
Useless info 1 - Gene O'Brien had a brief stint in the Modulators
Useless info 2 - Century Sound Studios was also used by Jon Bon Jovi for some of his early recordings.
If you want to get hold of a copy of this 45 contact Ira on their Facebook page.
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