Kim Fowley Demo
kim fowley demo
music & lyrics
time
play
You Better Believe It
Kip Kirby
5:14

You Better Believe It

produced and mixed by Guy
© 1988 Kip Kirby
recorded at Fabulous e.g. studios, Brandon, FL
Guy bass, lead & backings vocals, lead & rhythm guitars, keys, DX7 effects
Mike lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Chuck drums

Notes:

Recorded on spec after a deal set up by ace producer Kim Fowley (The Runaways), who took a short-lived (end ultimately fruitless) interest in the band.

Vengeance recorded this as a demo Fowley to shop around, but nothing came of the deal.

The band learned the song from a demo cassette and arranged their own version and recorded it in one afternoon and sent it out the next day.

The master tapes are unavailable, so this very poor mp3 was taken from a cassette demo.

Kim Fowley was actually very cool. I snail-mailed him (all you could do in those days) after being given a lead to him by Ronnie Galetti from Nasty Savage.

He called me on the phone several times and we had long, one-sided rambling conversations on his theories on how to be successful in the biz.

He also mailed me a thick stack of addresses and phone numbers for like 100+ indy and major labels, A&R people, agents, managers and clubs in LA.

I mailed promo packs and cassettes to every single one, and not one panned out, but still, it was a really nice gesture, I’m sure people bugged him all the time.

I assume he shopped this around for us at least a little, unless he didn’t like our version, we did the song at his behest and he claimed he liked it.

It was fun to have a project to do and an interpretation of someone else’s song, but of course nothing ever came from it, but having our own studio made it painless and free, at least.