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(the drummer) had played with John Waite, Bryan Adams, and Scandal. He was an A&R guy for Atlantic Records at the time. It seemed like we were moving up to another level and it didn’t take the band long; we had a whole set of material within six months of writing together. We played around for about a year and then there was the bidding war that used to happen in the 80s. We did a showcase and a bunch of labels came out. I think there were five labels there and we were offered three different deals. We went with Mercury because the guy who was man- aging us at the time was also working with Kiss and Cinderella and they were both on Mercury already, so it was a no-brainer. Do you ever wonder what would have happened if you took one of the other deals? Umm… it could have been worse! The one we took seemed Kyf Brewer NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 37