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Tooly Look

1980 - 1983

Tooly Look was my pop/rock band, partnership and band of brothers. I think we wrote and arranged over 100 original songs between us during that time. We rehearsed every day and could perform our songs a capella. I remember thinking we could play them in our sleep.

We all keep in touch and whenever the subject of a reunion comes up, we take that person aside and smack ’em.

Recordings

Personnel:
  • Don Bracken: vocals, bass
  • Dave Cook: vocals, bass, guitar
  • Walt Sargent: background vocals, guitar
  • Doug Morrow: background vocals, drums

Management
  • Managers: Moyssi and Ron Pace
  • Producer: Dan Slick
  • Engineer: David Moyssiadis
  • Sound Engineer: Tim Ebert

Gyrodyne Sessions

This was our last recording. It was recorded on a 4-track reel-to-reel in our rehearsal studio in Gyrodyne. And we also made gag mixes. I haven’t unearthed them yet, but I will. Gags aplenty are coming.

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Mother Me

This was Don’s song and it was one of those songs that made more sense to him than to me, but I accepted that. That was part of the deal.
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Metal To Metal

This was Don’s ode to the working man. I think Dave contributed a lot of musical ideas to this one. Cool song. Love the vocals on the chorus. We also used a signal generator on the percussion solo section. That’s how cutting edge we were.
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Company

This was also Don’s song. I think I wrote the bridge. We were obviously going for the canned, radio-voice effect, which earned us a four-star mocking from our beloved manager, Moyssi. It really bugged Don because a few months later the Firm had a hit with "Radioactive". Don went to town on Moyssi after that. Whoo boy.
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All In Your Mind

Don’s song. Dave sings a counter melody. The surf and seagull sound effects seemed like a good idea at the time. That cheesey keyboard that doesn’t sound remotely like "strings" was considered a "string synth". I didn’t care. It was all about the concept.
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I Need Room

Doug’s song. Holy smokes. This song has so much attitude…I still hear potential.
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