1 Lost visitor /2 Lois Lane /3 Heavenly arms /4 Life on the 9th floor /5 Mary writes /6 Really comin' down with something (Elvira's theme) /7 Living things (in and out urge) /8 Kelly Ann /9 Tingler /10 Heaven is cool /11 Communication lines /12 Vision /13 Buddy /14 Angels all /15 Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie /16 Keep searchin' .
Produced by Rick Novak
Bruce Joyner & the Tinglers: B. Joyner : lead vocals / C. Davies : guitars, backing vocals / C. Sullivan : bass / J. Kmak : drums / D. Fleminger : lead guitar on 11, rhythm guitar on 7, piano on 6, keys on 4 / L. Bertles : violin / J. Christensen (Divine Horsemen) : backing vocals on 2,5 / R. Zwang : organ on 9,11 / R. Novak : tambourine, backing vocals on 8.
In 1980 Bruce moved from South Georgia to southern California and was signed to Sire Records with his band : The Unknowns. The Unknowns released three excellent records : "Dream sequence" (1981) & "The Unknows"(1982) and nine years later, in 1991:"Southern decay". In 1982 , Joyner left the Unknows. From 1983 to 1986 Joyner released three albums as Bruce Joyner and the Plantations for the french label Closer : "Way down south" (1983) , "Slave of Emotion" (1984) culminating in the album "Swimming With Friends" which featured John Doe, Ray Manzarek, Steve Wynn, Stan Ridgway (Wall Of Voodoo), and Sky Saxon (The Seeds). This was followed by four solo albums, between 1987 and 1993 , for the french (again!) label New Rose : "Hot Georgia Nights", "Beyond the Dark", "Sir Real" & "Preludes & nocturnes" produced by Peter Buck.
Good news : Bruce Joyner is back with a new band : The Reconstruction.
Joyner's Southern gothic lyrical imagery, with stories of the swamps and the devils and sinners who live there, are told in his unique frenzied rhythm n blues infused vocal style. The Reconstruction is comprised of Joyners long-time collaborator Tom Byars on guitar, Will Byars on bass, Don Raye on keys and Jeff Butzer on drums. These hard livin, hard rockin southern gents have been together since 2002, playing regional shows around the South while writing and recording the material for a new album.
Now living back in the South, Joyner is once again fueled by the sublime and grotesque imagery of his native soil. This new collection of songs captures what Tennessee Williams once described as "an intuition, of an underlying dreadfulness in modern experience". Source: Myspace