Racing After Midnight (1988)
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Racing After Midnight was recorded a One on One Studio’s in Los Angeles with the one and only Ted Templeman producing. The songs had a slightly harder edge with much stronger emphasis on Derry’s guitar work. Ray Coburn had left the band after The Big Prize and was replaced by Rob Preuss who’s keyboard work gave a different flavor to the songs but were a great complement to the heavier guitars on the album. About half way through the recording of the tracks Johnnie Dee was hit by a car at the Los Angeles airport breaking his leg in several places and had to finish his lead vocals standing on crutches in the studio. Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers co-wrote the song “Long Way Back” and sang back up vocals on the track. The late Bobby LaKind also of the Doobie Btohers, played percussion on the track “Fast Company.” The title track for the Mel Gibson film Lethal Weapon that broke the Top 100 on the Billboard chart.
TRACK LISTING :
Lookin’ Out For Number One / Long Way Back / Cold Look / Love Fever / Other Side of Midnight / Love Changes Everything / It’s Over Now / Fast Company / Tears On The Page / Lethal Weapon