These songs were recorded in the spring of 1982. Mark was living with me at the time. I met Danny through a girlfriend and Roger, Howard and I had been friends from school. Harry had produced an Independent Record for me on his “Audem Records” label out of Maine in ‘75 so I called him up. Roger, Mark, Danny and I started rehearsals in my Dads printing shop and put the songs together in a couple of months. I had done some solo recording at Eastern Sound and Harry had already done some work there so I booked it and we went in and just banged them out. I rented a Prophet 5 for Harry and he added the keys after the beds and solos were complete. Howard came in on vocal day and basically arranged the background vocals on the spot. We had a great time and have enjoyed listening to these tunes for so long that it’s time to share them with anybody that might enjoy them as much as we have . . . Note: Back then I was always looking for a new Identity and had decided my stage name was going to be Nelson Person. Shortly after these recordings, Danny and I started a band with Paul Gareri and Rick Davis that we eventually called Nelson Person so I thought I’d release this effort under my own name and title it: ‘Who Is Nelson Person?’ Back in those days it was unclear . . . still might be.
I think it was 1984? I had been chasing my buddy, Bob Tomaselli, to do a video with me. I had just finished a 4 song demo and wanted to do a video so bad and Bob said one day, "I think I have an idea for a video, let's do it" . . Well, I was beside myself. I'm not sure how long we spent filming. A month or so. The big deal about it was that Danvers High allowed us to film for a full day in the school auditorium. A flyer went out in the school and we had about 100 students show up for the shoot. We had too much fun. Bob wrote the script and produced it through his company, ProFax. We shot scenes all over the North Shore and when it was done we really thought we had something. At the time MTV was doing an Indie Video show and we submitted but didn't get picked up so . . . for the past 30 years nobody has really seen it. Finally, there is an opportunity to release it on YouTube and here you go . . . There's nothing wrong with posterity, here's proof . . . Seeing that I only recently released the Demo: "Who Is Nelson Person", however late, the time is right . . . Enjoy! .