from BERNIE KUGEL (guitarist/singer):
GOOD was a band I led from roughly 1975 to 1982. It was
very much in a kind of early Modern Lovers Velvet Underground
type of bag with original songs I wrote like:
- "(Being In Love With You Is Like Getting) MAIL ON SUNDAYS"
- "I'M CALLING YOU"
- "LOOKING FOR YOU"
all of which were recorded one afternoon in BCMK studios
here in Buffalo with me on guitar and vocals, Vincent bass
and Vocals and Larry Galonowitz on drums. It never came
out but Vincent expressed interest in putting one of those
or another tune we did (So far away in Rochester) in Buffalo
66 but it didn't come to pass, but I am hopeful that he
may want one of these for a future film project. The Good
did put out a 45 WALK AROUND THE WORLD, got reviewed in
NME in England and that record lately is going
for $50 or more in collectors circles...Vincent was and
is a great guy, great musician and A great fan of great
rock and roll and cool movies like Mickey One. Everyone
who knew him back in the old days still digs him and its
great that he keeps in contact with all of us. We still
talk all the time and we had lunch together when schedules
permitted when in NYC. I hope that some of this stuff we
did comes out. - Bernie Kugel (Excerpt from a message
to me on 10.30.00)
from GARY HOROWITZ (keyboardist):
whom it may concern, I was just talking to Bernie Kugel
on the phone and he informed me about this website which
has a small feature on The Good. In actual fact The Good
produced two 45 rpm records (which I had played keyboards
on) and had a cut included on a BCMK compilation album during
those Buffalo years. Unfortuately, Vince Gallo was not featured
on any of these recordings, butI thought you might want
to know. The first was the single "Walk Around The World"
coupled with "Clouds" as the the 'B' side. The second record
was a 45 rpm EP called "4x2" which featured two songs by
Bernie Kugel and The Good called "Judy" and "I Asked My
Friends" on one side. The other side of the record had two
songs by Mike Brydalski who played drums with The Good briefly
before Bernie had the lineup heard on the the BCMK recordings.
Incidentally, Mike had either co-engineered or co-produced
at a few of those sessions. The song "Message From My Heart"
included on the BCMK artist compilation called "Airwaves",
featured a different lineup than the group heard on "Walk
Around The World" and "4x2". Sincerely, Gary Horowitz (From
a message to me on 11.05.00)THANKS
GO OUT TO BOTH OF THESE KIND GENTLEMEN FOR DROPPING A LINE
AND OFFERING THE FACTS! ~ SMAK, VG-Drowning In Brown webmaster.