Y&T - SUMMERTIME GIRLS ORIG UK 12" MAXI-SINGLE VINYL

"Y&T - Summertime Girls" is the band's 1985 hit "Summertime Girls", off their seventh studio album Down for the Count, became the band's highest charting hit to date, reaching No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 17 on the U.S. mainstream rock charts.

 

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"Summertime Girls" Album Description:

Y&T's seventh studio album, "Down for the Count," released in 1985, stands as a pivotal moment in the band's career. At the core of its success lies the hit single "Summertime Girls," a track that not only defined an era but also propelled the band to new heights.

The album marked a departure from Y&T's earlier sound, embracing a more polished and commercial approach without sacrificing their hard rock roots. The band, consisting of Dave Meniketti, Phil Kennemore, Joey Alves, and Leonard Haze, embarked on a creative journey that would leave an indelible mark on the music scene.

The Making of "Summertime Girls":

"Summertime Girls" emerged as the standout track, capturing the essence of the '80s with its catchy hooks and infectious energy. The songwriting prowess of lead vocalist and guitarist Dave Meniketti shone through, showcasing a perfect blend of melodic sensibility and hard-hitting instrumentation.

The recording process was meticulous, with the band working alongside renowned producers to fine-tune their sound. The result was a polished yet authentic collection of songs that resonated with a broad audience. "Summertime Girls" became the anthem of the season, its upbeat vibe and memorable chorus making it an instant classic.

Chart Success and Impact:

Upon its release, "Down for the Count" and "Summertime Girls" made waves on the charts. The album reached new heights, and the single climbed to No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 and an impressive No. 17 on the U.S. mainstream rock charts. The success catapulted Y&T into the mainstream, solidifying their status as a force to be reckoned with in the rock scene.

Legacy and Continued Influence:

Decades later, "Summertime Girls" and the album "Down for the Count" remain a testament to Y&T's musical legacy. The band's ability to evolve without compromising their identity has endeared them to fans old and new. The album stands as a snapshot of a moment in time, capturing the spirit of the '80s rock scene.

Music Genre:

 American Hard Rock / Heavy Metal 

Album Production Information:

The album: "Y&T - Summertime Girls" was produced by: Kevin Beamish

Record Label & Catalognr:

Red Label A&M Records AMY 264

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1985 Made in England
Complete Track-listing of the album "Y&T - Summertime Girls"

The detailed tracklist of this record "Y&T - Summertime Girls" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Summertime Girls (Produced and engineered by Keith Beamish) Taken from the A&M album "Open FIre" AMA 5076
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Summertime Girls (Live Version) Produced by Scott Boorey and Y&T
  2. Lipstick and Leather - Produced by Tom Allom, taken from the A&M Record "In Rock we Trust" AMLX 65007

Tom "Colonel" Allom In the illustrious realm of music production, one name that resonates with brilliance is that of Tom Allom. Born on 14th March 1946 in London, this British music producer and sound engineer have left an indelible mark on the landscape of rock and metal music.

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Allom's journey into the realm of sound engineering began in the late 1960s when he found himself at the epicenter of the burgeoning British music scene. With a keen ear for detail and an innate understanding of the nuances of sound, he quickly gained recognition among the music elite.

His breakthrough came when he collaborated with the legendary rock band Judas Priest in the late 1970s. The partnership proved to be nothing short of magical, as Allom's production work on albums like "British Steel" and "Screaming for Vengeance" catapulted Judas Priest into international stardom. The distinctive sound he crafted for the band, characterized by powerful guitar riffs and dynamic vocals, became synonymous with the golden era of heavy metal.

Allom's contribution extended beyond Judas Priest, as he lent his expertise to numerous iconic acts. His work with Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, and Krokus further solidified his reputation as a maestro in the studio. His ability to capture the raw energy of live performances while maintaining clarity and precision set him apart in an industry that demanded perfection.

In addition to his prowess in the studio, Tom Allom's collaboration with these renowned bands saw him participate in the creation of some of rock and metal's most enduring anthems. From the anthemic "Living After Midnight" to the thunderous "Breaking the Law," Allom's fingerprints are etched into the sonic fabric of classic rock.

As the music industry evolved, so did Allom's career. He adapted seamlessly to changing technologies, ensuring that his production techniques remained at the forefront of innovation. His work continued to influence younger generations of producers, and he remained a sought-after name in the industry.

Beyond his technical proficiency, Tom Allom's affable personality and collaborative spirit endeared him to the musicians he worked with. His ability to understand and enhance the vision of artists contributed significantly to the success of the projects he undertook.

 


 

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"Summertime GIrls by Y&T" Record Label Details: A&M Records AMY 264

"Summertime GIrls by Y&T" Record Label Details: A&M Records AMY 264
 
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