Beschreibung und Texte
From the Album Bad Boy
Ringo was not satisfied with the production of RINGO THE FOURTH, so, while he was recording SCOUSE THE MOUSE Ringo started working on a new material by himself.
Altough Polydor was still in charge of Ringo's musical production in the UK, Ahmet Ertegun decided to avoid working for Ringo in Atlantic Records (main distributor of Ringo's music throughout the world.). Ertegun recomended Ringo to work with Portrait Records (a CBS subsidiary)
In spite of that, Starr had more freedom to take his own decisions on the way the album was recorded, even, his old friend Vini Poncia worked with him to produce the album.
The Songs were recorded in Elite Recording Studios (Nassay, Bahamas) and Can-Base Studios (Vancouver, Canada)
During the recording sessions, Ringo composed two jingles- The Simple Life and I Love My Suit- to promote a new line of clothing for the japanese TV.
Ringo Starr: Drums And Vocals
Lon Van Eaton "Push A-Lone": First Guitar
Jim Webb"Git-ar": Rythm guitar
Dee Murray "Diesel": Bass guitar
Mac Rebennack: "Dr. John" or "Hamish Bissonette": Sytnhesisers
Morris Lane: keyboards
Vini Poncia: Chorus and Production
Melissa Manchester: Chorus
Tom Scott "Tom of the North": Saxhophone
Doug Railey and James Newton Howard: Orchestral Strings.