I'm really amazed (and thankful) that the first band that was centered around my songwriting; Just Boys, has endured through the decades! However, I was almost shocked to hear from David Wells of UK based Grapefruit Records, a susidiary of reknowned Cherry Red Records. David was curating songs for this 3CD "American Power Pop from the 70's" album, and wanted to include the Just Boys recording of “All In All”. We had recorded this in a little four track studio, and while I always felt it was a decent song, I also felt it was a little (read as: “a lot”) lo-fi. Considering that other artists on the album include Todd Rundgren, The Raspberries, Big Star, Flamin' Groovies, The Ramones, etc, I was very concerned about the audio quality, so I spent a couple of ear-aching days remastering the song. I even did a new mix of an alternate Just Boys song to offer up as a substitute, but David was definite about using “All In All”.
If this album sounds interesting to you, keep an eye (and ear) open for it later this year.