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I have always been a HUGE fan and can't remember how many concerts I have seen. They played the Sportspage II bar in Shreveport, LA on a pretty regular basis - it was pretty much standing room only and of course when they played no one would sit down anyway! I have never yelled "Hey!" so much in my life (I went to every one)! I also attended their "final" concert in Baton Rouge (early 90's?) at the club that became the Gold Club strip bar not too long afterward. I have a zillion pictures of the concerts I have been to. Lots of them seem to involve Wayne with his arm in the air, hmmm... I can't say enough good about the band. They were always friendly and willing to spend time with fans (and pose for the millions of pictures that goes along with that), and I have never seen a group of guys have more fun playing together in a band. THE PRODUCERS RULE!!!!!
Susan K. <Susan K.
Jefferson, AR USA - Friday, January 20, 2006 at 16:42:49
Dear Producers and Producers Fans, In response to a request I submitted recently, VH1 Classic Request Hour will air the Producers' "She Sheila" video during their two broadcasts on Friday, January 27, 2006 (8 am and 8 pm EST). Enjoy!!! Bob
Bob <rabonds3@yahoo.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 16:29:34
Damn, this band sure does have a lot of fans in New York! :)
Bert Cummings
USA - Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 17:18:19
I have been a fan for many years and still love listening to their music. I used to have the original Producers cassette but it went bad from playing too much. I would love to get the CD "You Make the Heat." I would really love to see them again. What memories!! Thanks so much for your site.
Donna <turangaleela@hotmail.com>
Raceland, LA USA - Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 11:15:36
Hey guys, I spoke to a few of the band members about something I had found buried in the vaults of the radio station where I work, I have not dropped the ball, I just had to wait until some new recording and playback gear is hooked up. So in case you wondered, thats whats going on. Best of luck in 06
Tom Pantaleo
West Babylon, NY USA - Saturday, December 24, 2005 at 18:02:45
Kyle played for a while with Derek St.Holmes of Ted Nugent and Big People fame. I haven't heard anything lately. If you are from the Atlanta scene back in the day, go to http://www.michaelmastro.com/. Great pics of Plaid Camel, Rick Richards, Riggs, The Producers, Baby & The Pacifiers. Michael Mastro and Rick Diamond were THE Band photographers of the day. Rick still takes photos and Michael owns his own graphic design company in Mobile.
Cynthia St.Holmes <cstholmes@aol.com>
atlanta, GA USA - Monday, November 28, 2005 at 12:58:21
Thanks so much for your site, I was so happy to see the videos! I have been in LOVE with Van Forever! Well, since I was 11 anyways, hahaha, I still thinks hes the hottest! Thanks so much!
Jennifer <jradley@gmail.com>
Eugene, OR USA - Monday, November 28, 2005 at 05:15:37
I saw The Producers a couple of times at Ole Miss performances in 1981 (and 1982?) and immediately became a big fan of their unique music and style. I recall that during the 1981 concert Kyle was wearing a navy Izod shirt with the gator cut out - a kind of "heresy" at preppy Ole Miss, but very cool for that reason. I was living in Charleston, SC in 1991 when their 4th of July show was rained out, and moved from the area in early 1992 - thus missing the July 1992 show there! I hope to see y'all again in the future, and wish each of you the very best!
Bob Bonds <rabonds3@yahoo.com>
USA - Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 23:22:25
i finally...after 25 years...had my turntable belt give out. the one lp i cannot give up listening to is the producers--saw the band at illinois state university on a dorm parking lot and that was it. i cannot believe you can't get a cd anywhere! what's up with that? touring? i hope the boys can make it up this way! how about we all put up some $ and do a producers ipo, get the cd's available, get out from under the record/media monopoly, get on the road, get some exercise, see some sights, live love long, prosper, etc. ciader. jj
jj <cubsfan@shentel.net>
winchester, va USA - Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 20:36:33
I haven't seen these guys since 1982 at Ole Miss. I would road trip to anywhere to see them. Yes, with the wife and kids. If anyone know where they are playing, please notify. Great web site.
Moon Mullins <yourjobs@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 23:27:12
Wow...so nice to see so much love. Since the band is based in the south and I am stuck up north, I keep tabs on the guys on sites like this one. Like so many others, I have seen The Producers a number of times. My favorite was at Baby Blues in Fayetteville N.C. Nice small club and the band was ON. Funny thing is my buddy I was with loved the band too. We were both pretty much metal heads...Kiss, AC/DC..you know. In fact, Rusty is now the lead singer of Whisper Alley in Arizona. You can see them at www.whisperalley.net We both really appreciated the band and the time they took to talk with us after the show. I see flashes of the band on VH1's I love the 80's once in a while. Too bad they chose to slam Wayne and his Keytar. It was the thing at the time. I guess it is easy to look back and play Monday morning quarterback. NOTE TO THE BAND...GET BACK TO DETROIT!!! I would love to hook you up with a great band, AutoReverse. You haven't heard of them yet...BUT YOU WILL. They are already getting airplay on WRIF and 89-X in Detroit...check them out at www.autoreverse.cc I promise you will love them. Check out their new cd Countless Monsters. Listen to Spent or the song Home. Both should be on every radio station right now. Anyway, enough plugging my friends..lol. Producers...keep the music coming.
John Pelletier <pellet99@sbcglobal.net>
Livonia, MI USA - Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 22:41:23
Yes, that was Kyle!!!Under his name during the infomercial, it listed him as "sucessful broker" or something like that.
blaine
Tampa, Fl USA - Friday, November 11, 2005 at 20:40:05
Is is just me, or did I just see Kyle Henderson as the host of an infomerical for some company called Star Trader Seminars? I could swear it was him. The have some website like getwealth.com, and he was the host of the infomercial, along with some lady. Anybody else seen this?
Rob Coombs <coombsdogg@cox.net>
Glendale, AZ USA - Friday, November 11, 2005 at 16:32:52
I agree with Mike. When is the band performing again? How else can we find out? We would travel just about anywhere to see a show if we know about it. Can anyone help?
Kerry Underwood <jkunderwood1963@yahoo.com>
Ty Ty, GA USA - Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 18:53:25
What's with all the recent 20005 shows and no advance notice on this site/guestbook/???
Mike Vaccaro <mikesallyvac@cox.net>
Destin, FL USA - Monday, November 7, 2005 at 00:04:10
as a very young kid I was hooked on power pop/new wave stuff, pushed it on all of my friends at school who otherwise were more rock... and won out. My faves at the time... the Police, the dB's and The Producers. if you liked the Producers check out the dB's http://www.thedbsonline.net/ and thanks for this site.
lee
USA - Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 16:43:01
There has yet to be a any other song that has the awesome prelude that "She Sheila" has. It remainsto be of my favorite songs to date. It incompassess and morphes into every dark place and illuminates its gravity with liquid light. O.k. maybe I crossed the line but I just wanted you to know that I think you guys ROCK and that I still find yer music contagious....and so it goes thanks
max <bleumonkyz@aol.com>
edina, mn USA - Monday, October 31, 2005 at 01:36:38
I'm looking for a video copy of the 1982 MTV New Years Eve Ball. Does anyone know where I might find one?
Paul Letner <pdletner@knology.net>
Prattville, AL USA - Friday, October 28, 2005 at 20:43:28
I use to play bass in a band called Radio Tokyo in the Mid 80's and we opened for them, I remember that they were really nice guys to talk to and they could really play! Here I am twenty years later and I just saw them play a show in Montgomery AL. on 10/22/05! They were just as good as I remember! I talked with Kyle and Van and they are still great guys! Van said they had a new agent and he might have some new material ready to record soon! Lets all keep our fingers crossed!
Paul Letner <pdletner@knology.net>
Prattville, AL USA - Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 23:58:50
I loved watching The Producers at the Iron Horse in Thibodaux, Louisiana. They also played in New Orleans. My friend Caroline and I would travel to see them. It was great meeting them also. I loved the drummer. Does he still keep the beat with his mouth???
Marie Ledet LeBlanc <ladybird2@charter.net>
Thibodaux, La USA - Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 19:40:19
Just caught the band for the second time in three months. Why wasn't this band bigger? I spent the late 80s and all of the 90s looking for a copy of She Sheila which I thought was the most underrated song from the 1980s. I finally found a copy in 2000 and every time I hear it, I can't understand why it wasn't huge. Oh wait; I know why: not sugary enough and too complex for American consumption. I mean, gasp, something more than staight-four bass drum and I can actually hear the bass guitar. Anyway, great job guys.
E Espino <tgarth_01@yahoo.com>
Montgomery, AL USA - Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 00:42:42
I love this band, as a profesional musician myself I can appreciate the sacrifice it took and the dedication not to mention the incredible talent and the musical chemestry that they recorded, I will always be indebted to THE PRODUCERS for helping me have the nerve to be myself in my own writing THANK YOU....you're the best ever. your fan still - Eddie C.
Eddie Cummings <Audiomas@cox.net>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 12:21:21
I love this band, as a profesional musician myself I can appreciate the sacrifice it took and the dedication not to mention the incredible talent and the musical chemestry that they recorded, I will always be indebted to THE PRODUCERS for helping me have the nerve to be myself in my own writing THANK YOU....you're the best ever. your fan still - Eddie C.
Eddie Cummings <Audiomas@cox.net>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 12:21:16
How can I get the Producers/you make the heat CD! It's not available anywhere on the web that I could find.
Steve Dandrea <spdandrea@yahoo.com>
Plymouth, MN USA - Friday, September 16, 2005 at 13:54:36
The Producers are awesome! I recognized their talent back when they first hit MTV, bought their album, and recently dusted it off and made a tape of it to listen to in the car. I just love "I love Lucy" But she don't care! I can listen to that whole album from beginning to end. There aren't that many albums you can do that with. I just found out that this was released on CD and I am stoked! And to think that there is another album included is just icing on the cake. Nice site. I enjoyed looking through it, and seeing the clips. That was back when MTV actually stood for MUSIC Television.
Jeff <emailaddress>
St. Louis, MO USA - Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 01:56:58
Where the Hell did this band go? Sheila one of the most underated tracks in the 80's...
Denny <audiodreamscape@yahoo.com>
San Luis Obispo, Ca USA - Friday, August 12, 2005 at 20:50:37
i discovered the producers in 1981 when my band played at mr lucky's in denver. we pulled in on a sunday night and the band that was playing was playing some producers songs. i flipped out. i think they did "what she does to me" and "lucy". found out the producers had a huge following in denver. a year later i saw them live at the rainbow music hall. it was pouring rain outside and we were drenched when we finally got in. they had the a/c cranked up and we were freezing. but the minute the boys hit the stage, they heated the place up in no time. also caught them in 1984 in jackson hole. they were playing some college concert and we got to sit in on their soundcheck. anyways, i have always loved their music. it will always have a special place in my heart.
jeff tauge <doublewoof59@msn.com>
boise, id USA - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 15:49:57
Bryan Holmes is the mierda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't even know he couldplay drums underwater. He Rox as hard as muuhda!!!!!!!!!!!
joel Guerra <joelguerra@hotmail.com>
austell, ga USA - Friday, August 5, 2005 at 06:30:20
Never knew about the show until after it was over. Certainly would have gone if I had known. Hated so much I missed it;I need an "Operation" to mend my broken heart.
Kerry <jkunderwood1963@yahoo.com>
Ty Ty, GA USA - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 21:17:53
Did anyone get to see the show in Buford? I found out about it too late.
Tim <TheProducersRock@aol.com>
Pensacola, FL USA - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 09:34:09
I really dug the Riverfront Ampitheater Show. EQ was awesome. We remembered all the hits and where we were when we first heard them.You guys made the night! Keep rockin'!
Ric Willingham <ricwillingham@knology.net>
Montgomery, AL USA - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 17:42:20
Jeez, could we PLEASE have more frickin notice on when they are going to be playing?
Shiela from YMTH
USA - Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 21:15:19
A couple of years ago I bought a Producers CD and have been searching in vain for another one. It was in the Virgin Record Store in NYC in the import section and contained their first record and You Make The Heat. Does anyone know how I can find another one? Virgin Records in NYC no longer has it. I also went on the Sony Music website and couldn't locate it. Thanks.
Delores Davis <ddavis@rockymountnc.com>
Rocky Mount, NC USA - Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 09:31:37
Really love this site! Brought back so many good memories of that band and those times. Very well done! Jeff Graham, Tulsa, OK.
Jeff Graham <vangraham@netzero.net>
Tulsa, OK USA - Friday, July 15, 2005 at 00:26:11
7/16/05 Producers will be playing the Fieldhouse in Buford, GA. Tickets are $10 in advance. Call the Fieldhouse for more info.
mossy <mossy8930@mindspring.com>
norcross, ga USA - Monday, July 11, 2005 at 17:22:57
I saw you guys back 1983 withg U2 at Kenean Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC. AWSOME SHOW! you guys really need to tour again casue I would love to see u guys again. a good friend of mine Amy Wilson lives in ATL and I always asking her if you guys are going to tour. she is friends with your keyboard player. any who just expressing my love for you guys I can recall many days playing along with Dear John.
Erich Peace <zooropa127@yahoo.com>
Durham, NC USA - Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 16:00:56
My sister brought home the first Producer's album after she had been raving about them and their live shows. She had seen them in Tallahassee, Fl several times. I was instantly hooked from the first time I listened to it. They are simply put, too cool. Awesome singers, great songs. I used to have cassettes of the the first 2 albums. I just ordered the CD with these two albums included from Metro City Records online for $24 (including shipping). Someone else said it on this guestbook and I could not agree more. You guys, Wayne, Bryan, Kyle and Van deserved so much more fame then you got. I literally loved every single song on the first 2 albums! I remember liking "Run For Your Life" too, but never owned it. I can't say that about hardly any other artist out there, period. I had the opportunity to see the Producer's in my hometown, Panama City twice in the early eighties, and last year or the year before at the Music Midtown Festival in downtown Atlanta, with Kyle no less!! You guys have definitely still got it. God bless you in whatever endeavors you pursue and thanks for the music.
John Parker <jpnole@comcast.net>
Grayson, Ga USA - Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 17:29:32
I have seen The Producers approximately five times. I live in Fort Walton Beach and either saw them at NightTown in Destin or I would drive to Pensacola and see them. NightTown had an upstairs that kinda hung over the stage at the sides. I would always sit up there so I could look down and see Wayne jumping around and Bryan making faces as he whipped his drums. I really miss those days. I would give just about anything to see them again. Are they still touring by any chance? How about a reunion concert guys? There are so many fans in this area. How much would it cost? I have connections to the "The Swamp" which is "the place" here now for concerts. I WANT TO SEE THE PRODUCERS AGAIN! WaaaaaaaaaH!
Ben Rogers <snakerog@cox.net>
Fort Walton Beach, Fla USA - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 12:40:37
Producers fans check out the new Ready Set Go cd Audible Lift at: www.cdbaby.com/readysetgo2 This record features Brent Daniel, Peter Stroud, and Neel Daniel of Shebang with Doug Bristol. Enjoy!
RSG.tv <www.readysetgo.tv>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 15:24:38
I worked in a record store when this gem (the debut LP)came to the shelves. It had a strikingly appealing look, so I bought it. I played the bjesus out of that record until it skipped, scratched, popped, and got unbearable to listen to. I don't know. It just had such appeal. I am a songwriter and I tend to get critical of things. This just struck me as the "perfect" record. I turned so many people on to this album. They in turn went and purchased the record. I stumbled accross the videos several times on MTV. They had the look, the sound, but as far as I'm concerned....minimal audience. They deserved much more. I'm sure pretty much everyone saw "The Wonders" showcased in the movie "That Thing You Do". I have seen that movie several times and thought "The Producers should have had the part of the Wonders in this movie". Just awesome guys. Your albums to this day (especially the debut) hang with me through travel and at home. Sincerely, Marc Chauvette (Keyboards/Guitars "The Scintas Show" at The Rio... Las Vegas, NV
Marc Chauvette <marcchauvette@cox.net>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Monday, May 9, 2005 at 20:55:11
For anyone who is interested, I just purchased a new cd of THE PRODUCERS/YOU MAKE THE HEAT for $ 10.00 + $ 2.49 shipping. Go to www.waynefamous.com and click on cd's and I got one through caiman.com through Amazon.com Steve
Steve Montgomery <TEKASMAN@AOL.COM>
Santa Rosa, CA USA - Monday, May 9, 2005 at 18:04:39
The Producers are incredible. "You Make the Heat" is my favorite record. Operation is the best song to me. If anyone says they're terrible....you suck. Kyle, Van, Bryan, and Mr. Wayne Famous rule.
stone
stockbridge, GA USA - Friday, May 6, 2005 at 12:01:20
In reply to Dave Andersons question, Yes, The Producers have played in California - but that was a long time ago (in 1982 & 1984). They toured California with A Flock of Seaguls in 82 and I forget how it was in 84. They played in Reseda Ca at The Country Club (both times) a great club back then. I agree - it would be great to see them at the HOB in Anahiem. We can only hope that someone will front the $$$ to have them come out here and play. They were all really cool and friendly when I met them. Wrote to Wayne and he wrote a letter back! WOW! Kyle lived in the San Fernando Valley for a few years. Had a chance to meet him once but I couldn't make it. I was going to bring my bass and offer to pay for a few lessions on playing YMTH and The Producers - ahh old memories never die.
Paul Martin <navajopaul@aol.com>
Redlands, CA USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 22:11:23
For those Producer fans still looking for the 2-For CD The Producers/You Make The Heat, and not willing to pay the $50 + some places are trying to sell it for...I found a place on the net that still has copies for sale at the "reasonable" price of $16.99. That place is www.metrocityrecords.com.
george duchow <todezwi@yahoo.com>
pittsburgh, pa USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 14:02:00
Hey, what's going on with the band? No show dates for a long time. Going through Producers withdrawl. Hope something comes up soon. We miss "The Producers" here in New Orleans.
Mark <pwrchord@hotmail.com>
New Orleanes, Louisiana USA - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 12:09:51
saw the guys with Tim Smith @ THIRSTY's in 1984 had just came out w/RFYL. Change the way I looked @ music forever... Thanks for the Music guys!!!!! Jim Gray
jim gray <scarygary.comm>
mobile, al USA - Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 16:08:36
Hi Bryan, Wayne, and Van. I was the drummer for Homeward Angel, a band that used to hang out with y'all some in Panama City. Hugh Rodgers was our manager for awhile. In fact, I heard you guys on Hugh's Sony Walkman (they were the latest electronic gadget back then) before the rest of the country. Glad to see you guys are still rocking. You guys are tops! I'm all pretty much settled down but still playing music. Pat Buchanan is a big session guitarist in Nashville. Bill Farris handles Leean Rimes's road show, and Rick and Bob are still in Atlanta. If you read this, drop me a line. I remain a devoted fan. John
John Randall Smith <johnrandallsmith@hotmail.com>
Waycross, GA USA - Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 20:13:37
Really loved this band. Placed an order with Amazon about 90 days ago for the Producers/YMTH collection. Just got a note from Amazon cancelling my order because the cannot obtain it. What's a fan to do? Thanks, Greg
Greg Bell <jbell2005@woh.rr.com>
Dayton, OH USA - Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 02:16:25
Oh yeah. The Producers are one of the biggest influences as a kid for myself. I personnally know Wayne Famous. He and my father Gary Stone played and toured with Billy Joe Royal. Gary Stone is the drummer for the popular kid brother's band. In New Orleans at a show when Bruan was on the road with Kansas. So my dad Gary did the tour. Im a drummer myself and used to play ALL the producer albums religiously. It didn't end. It was hard. Bryan is very good. He judged a drum solo that i did in middle school and he liked me. Although, I must say Kyle is the man. Paul McCartney would be proud. I can hear so much of Paul in his voice Kyle is awesome. I wish they toured more often i never got to see them. THE PRODUCERS----"I need an operation."
Stone
Stockbridge , GA USA - Friday, March 25, 2005 at 14:41:46
WOW, that,s all I can say. I can't believe this band is still together. I was just going through all my old cassette's and albums to get rid of them and there it was, YOU MAKE THE HEAT. I played this and the first album to death. I learned to play most of the songs on my guitar. I believe I first saw the PRODUCERS at THE STONE in San Francisco because my girlfriend of 5 years said her brother in law was in a cool band from Atlanta Ga. It turns out her brother in law is none other than Wayne Famous. I remember a band named Chrome Dinette opened and then The Producers were next and after their set, which was FANTASTIC, we were talking to Wayne and the other guys not even noticing the headliner. That happened to be Huey Lewis and the News. We proceeded to go party at somebodys house afterwards, and all the guys made us feel very welcome. I remember they just had a van for them, and all their stuff, so Wayne rode with us to the house so there was more room in the van for the guys, and to catch up with my girlf riend on his family out here.I can't believe I remember this much. Anyways, my albums were damaged and my cassettes are majorly dragging so if anyone can turn me on to where to get any cds of any of their music I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You Steve
Steve Montgomery <TEKASMAN@AOL.COM>
Santa Rosa, CA USA - Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 21:09:23
Hey...I was thrilled to find this site. She Sheila is one of my favorites of all time. I saw the Producers live at the University of Alabama at Birmingham back in the early eighties. Fantastic. I'll keep an eye out for any dates around here in the future.
Joel <jbc@carrengineers.com>
Birmingham, AL USA - Friday, March 18, 2005 at 12:31:06
It's nice to know they were still around. I hung out with them and saw them at the Rainbow music hall in Denver in '83. Our drummer took lessons from Bryan (Gary - I wonder what he's up to these days). What a great band.
manuel probst <m.probst@moreheadstate.edu>
morehead, ky USA - Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 22:15:57
She Sheila IS my favorite song. A lot of memories happened while listening to that song. I played it in a few cover bands back in the early 80's. The Producers should have received more recognition and airplay.They are a GREAT BAND!!! I wish you guys continued luck !! Remember...You are NEVER too old to rock !! BTW....when are you coming to the New England Area? Wayne
Wayne Logan <wayne.logan@verizon.net>
Billerica, MA USA - Monday, March 14, 2005 at 12:36:54
Wow, am I glad to find this site! I have been looking for Producers stuff for YEARS and YEARS. Loved the videos that I could get to work and thanks for the list of LP resources. I had a Producers tape 15 years ago in college that my then boyfriend gave me. It was lost several years ago in a move and I've been missing the music ever since.
Sherilyn
Dallas, Tx USA - Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 02:38:52
My band once opened up for you guys in Fort Walton Beach but the name of the venue escapes me. It was on Santa Rosa Island but that's all I can remember, except that you guys were very encouraging to us and humble. It must have been around 1985. I'm an engineer now and haven't touched a bass in years... but thanks for the memories.
Wally <wally_johnsey@yahoo.com>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 02:14:11
I just wanted to drop a note of appreciation and accolades to you guys! I have had the pleasure of listening to the Producers since the early '80s when I was a studio musician for Warner Brothers in Chicago and touring in the midwest with various acts. Today I'm the guitar player for a band called "It's a Beautiful Day". We had a little hit in the early '70s called "White Bird", among others, and continue to tour worldwide to this day. Any time I want to hear what a 'proper' 4 piece band should sound like, I pop in one of your CDs. To this day, you guys have been a musical inspiration to me on many levels and I want to wish you the very best in the future. Perhaps we'll cross paths one of these days as we're both on the artists' roster with Fantasma Productions out of Florida..... Cheers!!
Rob Espinosa <watermusic@webtv.net>
Santa Cruz, Ca USA - Friday, March 4, 2005 at 18:58:53
Has the band ever played in California? I have been waiting for years to see them come out and play! I know Disney does some good deals with bands at their House of Blues in Anahiem. We have got to get the guys out to the West Coast!
Dave Anderson <djdave33@aol.com>
Mission Viejo, CA USA - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 21:27:55
I'm currently on tour with Larry Garner and the Road Lizards (Now in Des Moines, Iowa)....I'm at the computer typing right now because I woke up with "She Sheila" in my head...Decided to come down to the lobby and locate a Producers site...If there are any shows coming to (Or near) Baton Rouge, Somebody please let me know!!!! I'm also looking for the first two albums on CD to take on tour with me. Responses welcome at: jaggieplaysdrums@hotmail.com!! See Ya!!
Jim George <jaggieplaysdrums@hotmail.com>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 05:10:47
My husband and I saw The Kyle Henderson Project and The Producers recently at Universal Orlando (2/12/05). They were really good. We danced and sang with the many 80's tunes that were performed. Would love to see them again in concert.
Lisa Cundiff <lisa@cundiff.us>
Orange Park, FL USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 23:51:54
Hello Producer fans! Just a quick note that Kyle is still playing (for the time being) @ Margaritaville at Universal in Orlando. I happened to see the Kyle Henderson Project on a Sunday night (12/19/04). That has been a pretty regular gig for quite some time, but it may not be in the very near future. Kyle was great! I went up and introduced myself, got him to sign his CD and Producers CDs. He was very friendly. Playing there, he sang all cover tunes only. He nailed the daylights out of "Tempted" in my opinion. Of course, I had to ask about future gigs and the hope they would play in Orlando. Without going into any details, he said they possibly could play in Orlando in 2005! But that it it not be at Margaritaville. Kyle said it would probably not be in January either. There has at least been some talk. So I have hope for 2005! Kyle also said the shows in DR had incredible response! I have never met the guy before. Sure, I have seen the band several times, years ago, but was a little scared about nagging him with questions. I just wanted to say that he went out of his way. He stopped and spoke to my wife and I between sets. The rest of his band was just as nice and talented. So Kyle, thanks. I know that you hear from Producer fans often and probably heard the same questions a zillion times. I really hope some shows happen in Florida in 2005.
blaine
Tampa, Fl USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 21:18:59
I am originally from Wisconsin and loved The Producers Music.I thought there was talk of getting RFYL re-released on CD , but, I have not seen or heard anything, if not, I would really like to find any RFYL digital downloads on Windows preferably. Thanks, Rob
Rob <zrock0069@yahoo.com>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 22:22:16
Hey guys its been a while, I hope that you are still playing and planning on releasing RFYL. The Producers will always be my favorite band.......
Tom Pantaleo <tpantaleo@wrcn.com>
Medford, NY USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 15:00:06
Who's got info on any shows in 2005? The summer 2004 event at the Save the Lake Festival in New Orleans was AWESOME!
Mike V. <mike_sallyvac@msn.com>
Destin, FL USA - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 21:23:45
Why can't One-Way Records spring for another printing of the 1st two albums on one disc?? The obviously recouped what they put into it if they are all gone?!! I know I bought at least 25 copies(NO JOKE!) And hey, what about Run For Your Life now?????
Bill Fleming <bfleming@senndunn .com>
greensboro, NC USA - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 16:04:30
We had the time of our lives in the concert! Hope we stay in touch! And come back soon to the D.R!
Daniela Paiewonsky <dpaie@yahoo.com>
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 22:57:26
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la, ca usa - Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 15:20:32
i would love to see the guys back together again.....come back to atlanta and give us some great music....i saw the producers at smith's olde bar in the atl on dec. 20th, 2002 and they rocked the place......
ken <kennycan69@hotmail.com>
loganville, ga USA - Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 14:27:18
Any idea why Kyle's site is down? Love the Producers. Great band that never got their due ala THE CALL and a host of others. Happy holidays! Ken
Ken D. <kenneth_drew@hotmail.com>
Boston area, MA (NH actually) USA - Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at 20:47:01
AMEN!!!!! Thanks, Steve.
Kerry <jkunderwood1963@yahoo.com>
Ty Ty, Ga USA - Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at 19:53:36
THE PRODUCERS ROCK FIRST AND FOREMOST...Get a tour together for FANS-SAKE. COME on Van(and the rest of you MOFOS),lifes to short for you not to play...you guys rocked in Appleton Wisconsin:Come play in the buckeye state(OHIO)...House of Blues in Cleveland(brand new venue)...The place would be back...Guaranteed!!! What's up with you guys...Don't let stupidity,arguments,and ego get in the way of THE PRODUCERS ...Just swollow your pride and ROCK...A loyal PRODUCERS fan...SS P.S. Remember why you guys formed this band in the first place or started playing music...now give us a show DAMMIT!!!!!
Steve S. <bune594@wmconnect.com>
youngstown, OH USA - Friday, December 3, 2004 at 03:15:38
Man, It's been a while since I've written an entry! Well now I'm 9 and I'v been listening to your cds every day! I missed it. I'm going to find out where and when are you playing. Well you may know me as your youngest Producer girl and your biggest fan!! My dad's name is Brian Homiston. Van borrowed my dad's marshall amp for a concert in Appleton- I think. I went to the Waverly Beach club concert. I saw sound check and a little of the concert. Can't wait to see another one of your concerts soon!! - Shelby Homiton
Shelby <Brhomiston@charter.net>
Kohler, WI USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 17:53:03
Guitar tabs would be great. My 80's band plays "What's He Got" & "What She Does To Me" so I know how to play those songs. But would like to learn more "Producers" tunes.
Mark <pwrchord@hotmail.com>
New Orleans, LA USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 20:38:30
A great addition to the site would be to have guitar tableture for all Producers' songs. I'm not a good enough guitarist to do it, but if anyone out there is, it would be great to have it on the site.
Fountainhead <lwp66@hotmail.com>
St. Louis, MO USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 17:17:35
I recently purchased a copy of the MTV concert back in 1982. After watching it several times, it only makes me yearn even more to see The Producers once again live and in person. Haven't seen them since May, 30 2003, at Michael's Pub in Montgomery, Al. Hope 2005 brings on more activity for my all time favorite group.
Kerry <jkunderwood1963@yahoo.com>
Ty Ty, GA USA - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 11:57:23
I just wanna say - not only do The Producers rock, but Van Temple occasionally babysits my 3-yr. old daughter, and he's as cool a babysitter as a rocker! Yeah!
Ben <prussiacat@aol.com>
Lawrenceville, GA USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 00:37:27
i saw yall perform many times and remember the videos you put out. many people do not remember ur band, but i still say the Producers are one of the best bands of all time. Your music is great and yall are awesome on stage. you rank up there in my opinion with Joe King Carrasco and Jimmy Buffett.
Danny Franco <ddf161@hotmail.com>
San Antonio, Tx USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 03:32:15
Glad to see this site up & runnin' again. Now, if we could only get a Producers show in the ATL! :)
Bert Cummings
USA - Sunday, November 7, 2004 at 09:57:29
Thank you Paul for cleaning up the guest book. I hope that this stays a place for fans of "The Producers" Looking forward for any upcomming shows here in the New Orleans area.
Mark <pwrchord@hotmail.com>
New Orleans, LA USA - Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 17:52:54
One last test.
Paul Schulz <schulzp@rrohio.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Friday, October 15, 2004 at 23:11:05
Test to see if adding an entry breaks the gb.
Paul Schulz <schulzp@rrohio.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Friday, October 15, 2004 at 22:58:53
************ I think I have taken care of the g u e s t b o o k spamming problem for a while. If it is a robot doing it, we should be clean for a while - like we were at the beginning of the year. If it is an actual person, then we are screwed no matter what.
Paul Schulz <schulzp@rrohio.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Friday, October 15, 2004 at 22:49:00
You guys can't believe how stoked I am to find out that not only was there a 4th Producers album but that the band is back together!! No Freakin Way! My favorite pop band of all time! I've been searching the world for Producers material on CD or otherwise, for 20 years. Every record shop owner would stare blanky and say, "Who?", mind you most of them were 18 year old kids with metal piercings in their head. Every internet search would come up empty; I even bought the first two albums on the compilation CD from E-bay, which is the only search that came up with the Producers. Well I can say this, I'm one happy camper!! I just got Coelocanth and I love it! Amazing that Tim Smith was in the band for a period! I'm also a big fan of his work: Jellyfish, Umajets, Sheryl Crow, etc. I hope that you guys will be releasing some new material soon; we missed you Kyle! Any chance of playing a gig in the San Francisco Bay Area in the near future? I would die to see that. Thanks guys for all the great music and memories!! Love ya,Doug
Douglas A. Ott <doug@ottnet.net>
Oakland, Ca USA - Monday, September 27, 2004 at 12:04:15
As a follow up to my previous post. Since the 2in1 CD "You Make the Heat" is out of print and can't be found anywhere, is that reason enough for someone to burn a copy for me? I'll be glad to pay postage/handling.
Randy <randygodwin@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 15:35:00
Okay. I can't find the re-issue of the first two albums on CD. I can't find it anywhere! Does anyone know where I can that CD without paying a sharks fee? Some dude has one on Amazon for $50.
Randy <randygodwin@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 13:26:43
one of the most over looked,under-rated bands or our gen.being almost forty i remember club bands doing covers of sheila and what he's got.musicians loved them but the mass public had there head up their follow like sheep butts!!!!! any way,it's good to see another true fan.
scott christmann
tulsa, ok USA - Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 20:05:38
Was listening to my old music and realized that I never bought a The Producers album. Well when I thought about how much I liked their music I went to a frantic hunt for CDs. As you all probably know, they're very hard to find. Well, I just ordered the 2001 (first two albums on a) CD and can't wait to hear all those songs again. I noticed that the band doesn't have any 2004 gigs. I really would like to see them again.
Randy Godwin <randygodwin@yahoo.com>
McDonough, GA USA - Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 02:25:25
Can something be done about all the spam that is showing up here. This is not the place for this. I love this band and enjoy reading comments from other fans. It's a shame that this is happening. I hope something can be done to stop it.
Mark <pwrchord@hotmail.com>
New Orleans, LA USA - Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 22:28:14
I loved The Producers back in the 80's. First saw them on MTV and was lucky enough to see them in concert when they opened for Cheap Trick at the Fox Theatre in Stockton, Ca. I looked for their songs on Rhapsody, but couldn't find any, then I decided to do a Google search. Great website!
Tracy <mtpengilly@sbcglobal.net>
Stockton, Ca USA - Monday, August 30, 2004 at 21:38:16
I used to live in the Dominican Republic in the 80's where the producers were worshiped as gods. Listening to some of those sogs for the first time in 20 years, brought back undiscribible memories!!!!
Luis Cruz <Videoagrapher@mail.com>
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 12:06:04
Hi -- I was The Producers' publicist for their first two LPs. Say hi to the band for me and tell Bryan that I am forever in his debt for his turning me on to Aaron Copeland! You can also tell them that I spoke with Tom Werman (their producer) over the weekend and he still thinks they were one of the best bands on the label. And of course, I agree!
lois marino <kreativekaos@earthlink.net>
new york, ny USA - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 10:19:14
I googled the Attic...feeling sentimental...and saw your site. Oh god the Attic schedules almost made me cry! I was @ both of your shows as well as approx. 80-90% of the others. I remember the days when there was always one of those Attic schedules on everybody's fridge. I'm definitely printing that page. Thanks for the memories guys.Take care,Mary
maremare <kittydoe@earthlink.net>
Wilmington formerly Greenville, NC USA - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 21:15:52
If I remember, you guys are coming to Puerto Rico for the 5th time, Grrrrrrrrrreat!, WE WAS WATING FOR YOU FOR A LONG TIME. I was in a cover band an played bass, one of the song was "Break Away". That was in 80's, right now I use to re-create songs or make samplers for hobbie, and of course, I made two songs of your's. Just let me know if you want to hear what I've made. Thanks for comming again , you got a lot of fans over here. I work in San Juan Airport so I hope to catch you there, so if you need something once you here let me know too, see you soon.
PETE <Smart_k9@hotmail.com>
San Juan, PR USA - Sunday, July 4, 2004 at 16:29:34
Hey Robert, How can we get a hold of a copy of you Producers DVD? Would love to have a copy.
BrigDob <BrigDob@hotmail.com>
Charlotte, nc USA - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 10:13:53
Everyone should go buy an XM unit...the other day they played "What's He Got?" on Lucy - XM54. Now if we can just get them to play "She Shiela", or "What She Does To Me"
paul <paul_robin@yahoo.com>
Bloomington, IN USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 21:13:25
YES! I found out the guys are finally coming down to the island!!!! Wooohoooo!!! Guys, bring your A stuff and show the people you still rock!! See ya on July 16 at the 10th Pier!!!!!
Jorge Carrillo <jorgecarrillo23@hotmail.com>
San Juan, PR USA - Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 16:17:51
Had a great time at the show. Got to talk with Wayne before they played and also met Bryan's sister who came down from Memphis for the concert. Glad the rain stayed away. Hope to see the guys again soon.
Tim <TheProducersRock@aol.com>
Pensacola, FL USA - Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 15:39:08
1 week away and I can't wait. Looking forward to seeing my favorite band again. I hope I here "Who Do You Think You Are" & "Domino". See everybody out at the lake.
Mark <pwrchord@hotmail.com>
New Orleans, LA USA - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 01:38:25
I'll see everyone at the concert. UNO Lakefront Arena gounds, June 5 at 830pm.
Tim <TheProducersRock@aol.com>
Pensacola, FL USA - Sunday, May 9, 2004 at 21:01:52
I worked stage crew for The Producers twice in Tuscaloosa,Alabama in the late 80s. The first show was a doubleheaderwith The Neville Brothers (I think). I operated one of thecarbon-arc spotlights for that show. The second show was inone of the bars on the strip (I forget the name) just pastwhat used to be Solomon's Downstairs. I had a small stagelighting company at the time, and was contracted to lightthat show. Both shows were immensely enjoyable, as TheProducers is one of my favorite bands. If someone happensto have photos from either concert (especially the one atthe bar) I would *love* to get copies/scans. Thanks!
Bill <bill@triple-w.com>
atlanta, ga USA - Monday, May 3, 2004 at 01:19:08
Producers on DVD! I finally transferred, editted and burned the 1982 MTV New Years Eve Producers Concert on DVD!! I have the entire band set on DVD: You Make the Heat, Breakaway, She Sheila, Back to Basics, Merry-Go-Round, Lucy, What's He Got, Who Do you Think you Are, and Dear John. I broke out each song as well into segments to view separately. I also included the She Sheila video.If anyone is interested in getting this DVD, please email me at rmfrank@usa.net.Still waiting for them to perform in South Florida again.Take careRobert
Robert Frank <rmfrank@usa.net>
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA - Friday, April 23, 2004 at 17:24:23
MY FRIENDS AND I LOVED THE PRODUCERS. PLAYED THE FIRST TWO ALBUMS NON STOP. THE VIDEOS WERE GREAT. MTV WAS GREAT IN THOSE DAYS. WENT TO SEE THEM IN 1983 ( I THINK) AT OBEDIAS ( I THINK) IN DAYTON OHIO. THEY SHOULD COME TO MY NEW HOMETOWN IN FT MYERS FL. WE HAVE A GREAT CLUB CALLED CLUB NEPTUNES. EVERYONE FROM CHEAPTRICK TO WILLIE NELSON HAS PLAYED THERE. I'M SURE THEY'D GET A GREAT CROWD, AND I'D LOVE TO SEE THEM AGAIN.
DANE STEED <DANESKIA1@AOL.COM>
FT MYERS, FL USA - Monday, March 29, 2004 at 19:39:47
Jeez, it's been a long time. Why was I writing in caps? I was 12 when I last wrote an entry. I'm 16 now, just wanted to let you guys know that Kyle, (my father) is now playing at Margaritaville (sheesh hope I spelled that right) in Universal Studios Florida and at a club called Black Fin also in Orlando. With cover bands usually under the name "The Kyle Henderson Project". Also, I am now a big time guitarist and vocalist. (puberty is at this time destroying my vocal chords), and I am in a few bands. I'm always the leader, but the one that is significant at this point is called "Mirage". I don't have a site on them yet, but if I do start one up I'll keep the board informed. The tunes are a mix of rocknroll, jazz funk, blues, and power riffs. I'm starting to worry we'll end up like whiteface. ((so dynamic in sound no one could recognize the band)). I recently visited Atlanta with dad to view the first producers show that I had seen in over 5 years. It was hip, sometimes I wonder why we moved down here. If anyone has any questions on info with the Producers or dad's gigs, feel free to email me. Laugh hysterically at every sagging below the ass pantsed male moron that you see,
Daniel Henderson <flatnotesharp87@cfl.rr.com>
Orlando, FL USA - Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 16:34:27
Hey Guys,Big fan of your music and talent. Have been to several concerts and enjoyed them all. Other than the New Orleans concert any plans for the southeast. Looking forward to listening to your released CD.
Charles Bowser <charles@campweed.org>
LIVE OAK, Fl USA - Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 17:57:54
Finally I found a site about The Producers! I saw them live in Atlanta at Lakewood in 1999 and then at Chastain I think in 2000. Both times they opened for Rick Springfield. I did know they would be at Lakewood but didnt know about them being at Chastain. Now Rick has another show at Chastain May 14 and Im trying to find out if they will open for him again. If so I will go just for them. Do tour dates list them if they are an opening act or only if they are the headliner? Anyone know? Hoping to see and hear them again SOON!
Annabelle <bellectfan@earthlink.net>
West Hartford, CT USA - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 12:39:17
I saw The Producers in Radio City Music Hall in NYC. THey were on the same bill with the Motels. I think it was '82. What an awesome show. I also saw them twice in '86 in central Fla. Still waiting for them to return to NYC...
Chris Lee <cm90@optonline.net>
Thornwood, NY USA - Monday, March 8, 2004 at 19:35:04
The Producers were one of my favorite "MTV" Bands. I was lucky to have seen them from the front row at Toad's Place in New Haven just a few weeks after She Sheila (82?) came out. The band was really clean and tight and the arrangements were all very clever. That concert remains one of my all time favorites over many of the big name acts. The musicianship of every member of the group is really strong with Brianís drumming being world class and Vanís guitar voicing making the songs so catchy. I have both records and the CD. This band was amongst the greatest of pop rockers.
Dwight J. <schoolside@hotmail.com>
Guilford, CT USA - Monday, March 8, 2004 at 00:50:52
This is a great website!!! I can't believe i haven't seen it before. I think me and my cousin are the only 2 people on Long Island (NY) that are BIG "Producers" fans! We would love to hear from any others.It's great to see their videos and live stuff again. I've only seen them once or twice on VH1 classic ( they actually played a "2 for Tue." of "She Sheila" and "What's he got").I will be requesting "Certain kinda girl" so you guys can get it.I just heard that they are playing a bunch of shows in NYC (St.James theater) starting tonight 2/27/04--can't wait to see them live for the first time.Rich D.
rich dibernardo <rock300800@optonline.net>
smithtown, NY USA - Friday, February 27, 2004 at 08:50:54
great website. I miss this great band and would love to see them play. keep up the great site and thanks for all the cool stuf!!!!!!
Bill Malik <malik32@hotmail.com>
tampa, fl USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 12:04:10
I just wanted to say thanks for these great videos! Also, Mugu needs his ass kicked. Hope to see you guys soon.
David ATL
Atlanta, GA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 21:59:15
When I was 18 and living in a small town in northern Alabama we were among the first in the country to get MTV. The Producers were in pretty regular but not heavy rotation and I remember two videos: "What's He Got" and "Diana." I heard that they were going to be at a club in Huntsville called Cactus Jack's. I had the opportunity to go there or to Nashville the same night to see a band I'd never heard but had heard about called "The Stray Cats." I opted for The Producers and have never regretted it. I snuck in on a fake ID and met the guys even before the show. I became friends with the opening act, a band called "Radioberlin." I later moved to Nashville to go to college and whenever the Producers came anywhere near here I went to see them. I've seen them at a place called "Ziggy's" which is no longer there, "Mainstreet" in Murfreesboro, TN and the legendary "Exit/In" in Nashville. I even saw them in a large venue at UAH (University of Alabama in Huntsville.) I wish I could remember the dates for you but I can't even remember what I had for lunch yesterday.I enjoyed the site and want to thank you for the memories.
Kenneth <hlaudv29@netscape.net>
Nashville, TN USA - Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 16:24:06
Decided to post something since not much news posted has been that uplifting (except the comming concert).Got a cool b-day present from freinds that live in DePere and saw our heros there at the Celebrate DePere show last year - It's an autographed coolie can holder! Woo-Hoo!Looking forward to seeing our heros soon!(and new posts/updates to the web sites).Still looking for Kyle's return and updates to Wayne's.
Paul <Navajopaul@aol.com>
Redlands, CA USA - Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 15:36:02
A concert in New Orleans!!!!! June 5. Everyone should go. I'll see you there.
Tim <TheProducersRock@aol.com>
Pensacola, FL USA - Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at 14:03:18
A request? If the band does release a live CD, please, please, PLEASE consider putting their FABULOUS rendition of "A Hard Day's Night" on it. Thank you.
Tom Conely <challenger70@hotmail.com>
Huntsville, AL USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 23:34:47
Its been a while since Ive been here, any news on some new music or a live cd? I have not looked thru the site, so forgive me if this info has been posted.I would like to see some info on the gear that the band uses, amps effects, drums, stuff like that. That might be a good addition to this already great website!Be Well!TP
Tom Pantaleo <thomaspantaleo@hotmail.com>
West Babylon, NY USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 21:36:33
I have the first 2 Producers LPs and loved seeing them on MTV back in the day. I didn't think to look them up on the www until I saw VH1's Bands Reunited and searched to see if the band were still togther.
Charlemange <bebe@liarsclub.zzn.com>
DC, USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 18:11:09
According to Pollstar, The Producers will be playing the "Save The Lake Festival" in New Orleans, LA on June 5, 2004. Here is the link: http://www.pollstar.com/tour/searchall.pl?By=Artist&Content=PRODUC&Key=Y&AN=Y
Bill Larsen
Alpharetta, GA USA - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 09:49:11
I cannot believe this site has been around and I have not found it!! I am a die-hard fan and have had the pleasure of seeing The Producers perform in Tallahassee, FL several times while attending college at FSU in '81-'83. I have never tired of their sound and am excited to read here that another album/CD was released in 2001!! Marty Sims is a fellow high school classmate of mine and it doesn't really surprise me that he supplied some of the content on this website. We loved this band. My kids (16 and 11) love their music, too! Thank you, Marty!!!! I would be really excited to see The Producers get booked for Huntsville's "Big Spring Jam." How about it, guys?!?!?
Tom Conely <challenger70@hotmail.com>
Huntsville, AL USA - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 01:27:35
i heard their songs on digital music new wave on tv. if i would have known about them in the 1980s i would definitely have went to see them!
dave <seadave@hotmail.com>
seattle, wa USA - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 19:56:46
I hope there are good things in store for The Producers this year! Hope you play in ATL again soon!
David ATL
USA - Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 11:38:38
keep offfff
mago <mugu@yahoo.com>
apapa, lagos nigerian - Friday, January 9, 2004 at 09:32:41
Ok, ignoring all the stuff that is absolutely none of my business...Brian, Van or Wayne, is it possible one of ya could post a note as to the chances of any upcoming live dates? Even no news lets me know something...I'm sure I'm one of many who are waiting to turn in vacation schedule requests for this year, and mine will revolve around you guys--if I thought there was a chance to be at the right place at the right time to watch you perform. Thanks guys!
Kevin O'Dell <kevin.odell@americredit.com>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Wednesday> Come on give us some more juicy gossip. this is better than cable. What did Kyle do to piss off Charlie, and what exactly is Charlie's role in the band? These questions must be answered!!
Snoopy
USA - Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 16:12:59
I just wanted to wish the guys and everybody on this board a very happy holiday. Looking forward seeing the band in the new year.
Mark <pwrchord@aol.com>
New Orleans, LA USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 11:04:33
Would like to see a tour in Florida. Jacksonville is only a short bus drive away, and the fans here would welcome a return to the place where some of your most memorable tours took place. Big fan from first 3 albums and shows on the strip in Lauderdale during their heyday.
craig kluka <craigkluka@yahoo.com>
orange park, FL USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 09:25:42
I'm looking for the Best of The Producers or The Producers Greatest Hits. I don't think they've actually made this CD unless someone can tell me otherwise. My local record store said they can order You Make the Heat and Coelancanth. Also, will The Producers make it near Louisville or Lexington, Kentucky?
Jeff Emerson <jeffemerson@insightbb.com>
Goshen, KY USA - Friday, December 26, 2003 at 15:16:38
I haven't visited this guestbook in a while, looks like I have missed a few things. I made the trip to the last Atlanta show. Bert, you should have made the short trip. My girlfriend and I traveled 350 miles from FL and it took us forever to find the club. I wore my Producers t-shirt and they let me right in. I was next to the "stage" for the entire show with Kyle's son to my right and Kevin, who does Wayne's web site, to my left. Other than the birthday boy bashing Bryan's drums, it was a good show. I got all the guys to sign my Producers scrapbook. Bryan enjoyed the pics of his old drum sets. Wayne spent some time talking with be before the show. It was well worth the trip. I'm looking forward to seeing The Producers in 2004. TheProducersRock!!!
Tim <TheProducersRock@aol.com>
Pensacola, FL USA - Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 20:21:05
We were at Comstock 2003 & were the only ones @ the stage!!! Where were the rest of you? What a show!!! There were five of us and a few we up to the stage but we got all the free stuff! The conversations with the band were great and they were surprised @ the RFYL shirt that one of us was wearing form the original concert! Too bad for the rest of you!!!!!
RORA <s.slate@comcast.net>
Parker, CO USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 23:01:16
I just wanted to say that's it's a shame that all this had to come out. The truth is that this stuff probaly happens all the time anyway. Not with just "The Producers" but with all bands. I know from my own experinces that being in a band with 3 other people is like being married to the other 3. You have your differences fromm time to time but the outcome of everyones input is what makes up a band. These guys (Van,Wayne,Bryan & Kyle) have such mucical chemistry together that can only come from each of their indepent ideas. They might not always agree but that's when the 4 of them get together & talk and make a decision about direction. As long as they still have the same goals, there ways of reaching them should be left for them disscuss in private. As a "HUGE" fan of "The Producers" I hope they contunie to work together & start doing some gigs real soon. esp. in New Orleans. Your fan always Mark
Mark <pwrchord@aol.com>
New Orleans, LA USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 12:14:25
Looks like Kyle's site has gone by the wayside too... Happy holidays to everyone and the band.
Rob Coombs <coombsdogg@cox.net>
Glendale, AZ USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 18:31:25
This is like 4ht grade! Dear Band, Do you like me? Please check yes or no. I like you if you like me.Pick up the phone, call each other, call each other names and get back together or break up. In the mean time, would somebody please start booking the band somewhere, anywhere, so it can get going again. Costa Rico or Carbondale, open for ELVIS or open for MC Hammer. Play a staduim, or play a state fair!
Soap Opera Critic
producerville, USA - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 18:21:13
This is like 4ht grade! Dear Band, Do you like me? Please check yes or no. I like you if you like me.Pick up the phone, call each other, call each other names and get back together or break up. In the mean time, would somebody please start booking the band somewhere, anywhere, so it can get going again. Costa Rico or Carbondale, open for ELVIS or open for MC Hammer. Play a staduim, or play a state fair!
Soap Opera Critic
producerville, USA - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 18:21:08
Bryan, you are right. This discussion does not belong in a public forum. I was simply giving an honest answer (and you know that is exactly what it is) to Kerry's question. I apologize to you, Van, and Wayne because I like you guys. You must admit, however, that every word of what I have written is the truth. You must also admit that I have privately vented to you several times in the past, you personally have verbally given me your support in the past year and a half and not followed through on your commitments, your usual pattern for returning e-mail or phone calls is to get around to it five days later, and the band's promise to pay me commissions is apparently not worth anything. You have my toll-free number and my e-mail address. After my last e-mail to you and your initial response, you couldn't even pick up the phone to discuss the details of a possible December show in Costa Rica, so I let it drop. I wouldn't have been paid for it anyway, so there wasn't much reason for me to pursue you to dis cuss it.The only reasons why this is posted here are because your loyal fans really want to know what is going on, and because you guys as a band don't have your act together enough to run things as a business. You'll have to admit that things worked pretty well when I was actively booking the band- you worked good gigs for major promoters, deposits were paid, rider requirements were met, routing was good, you got paid what the contract said, promotion was handled properly, you got airplay where possible, etc. How have things been for the past year or so? How was Carbondale? Nebraska? Iowa? Again, I apologize to you but I'd appreciate a public apology from you as well. After I see it, I'd agree that Paul should erase all posts related to these issues. You guys are a great band and are genuinely nice people, and that's what the fans need to know.
Charlie
USA - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 08:10:49
I would love to see some more videos. please send if possible. thanks
kurtz
charlotte, nc USA - Friday, December 12, 2003 at 14:02:25
Amen to you Bryan. Lets put this aside and get to what's important. That's you guys getting back to New Orleans. Hope to see you soon.
Mark <pwrchord@aol.com>
New Orleans , LA USA - Friday, December 12, 2003 at 13:06:13
What is going on? Charlie, if you had any thing to say about or to the band, this is not the place to do it! I am really surprised at you. This will stop. I will have Paul erase these discussions if they continue. Our business is NOT for public consumption and I resent yor doing so. Our fans need positive things to discuss, not arguments with people we've done business with. I have email you know and a phone. You can vent to me personally but keep our loyal fans out of the discussion. This is supposed to be fun!
Bryan Holmes
Atlanta, GA. USA - Friday, December 12, 2003 at 11:45:39
Damn, sounds like all hell is breaking loose here....As a long time fan of the band, I hope that they can get things worked out so that we can see them again. Hopefully, this is just a bump in the road - keep the faith! As always, thanks Paul for keeping this site going. It is appreciated even if things look a little bleak at the moment. Let's all hope for some shows in 2004. Happy Holidays to fellow Producers fans and the band! Take care.
Frank Adams <frankadams@bellsouth.net>
Charlotte, NC USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 22:38:49
It's come to this? We saw this kind of crazy crap on the "old" Kyle homepage guestbook. I am a large fan of the band, and I sure want to know what is happening with the band. This is the kind of stuff that makes everyone in the band look like jerks even if they are not involved. Leave this crap off the fan pages. Let the men in the band make a statement or cut it. I don't have any personal relationships with anyone in the band. I just want to see the band and hear the music! Screw the rest of it! Paul, thanks for letting us vent!
bk
Tampa, fl USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 18:28:47
"Main stage shows with big name acts at big time festivals"??? Tell me where, Frank. I think we all must have missed those.
Charlie
USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 14:06:08
Could we please stop the bickering. Why can't everybody just work together. I need to see this band again soon. It's been too long since they have been heresonal relationships with anyone in the band. I just want to see the band and hear the music! Screw the rest of it! Paul, thanks for letting us vent!
bk
Tampa, fl USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 18:28:47
"Main stage shows with big name acts at big time festivals"??? Tell me where, Frank. I think we all must have missed those.
Charlie
USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 14:06:08
Could we please stop the bickering. Why can't everybody just work together. I need to see this band again soon. It's been too long since they have been here in New Orleans. Shoot, if I had the means to get them booked, I'd do it for tickets and a 6 pack just so I can see them again.Thanks, Mark
Mark <pwrchord@aol.com>
New Orleans, LA USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 13:37:12
Frank, you are right. The band knows the story, but I am not sure that you do. You've been duped and taken advantage of by Kyle. Why don't you get the straight story from Bryan or Van? I am sure that they appreciate your good intentions and the hard work that you and Bill have done for the band. I appreciate it, too, and I respect you even though your misguided enthusiasm and your lack of understanding of contracts, ethics, longstanding personal and professional relationships, and the workings of the music industry in general have done more to harm the band in the past year than to help them. It's not your fault, it's the band's. It's a shame, because at least three of the guys are genuinely decent people, and they're still a great band.
Charlie
USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 12:48:12
Charlie, Charlie, Charlie ---You are just too much !If I didn't know you, I would say you've got some big kahonees ! But, alas........Hey Chuck, did you see the venues that these guys played at last year ? And with the acts ? Main Stage shows with big name bands at big-time Festivals !No offense, but what Wil-son's Promotions did for the band last year, you could have done in the past. But you didn't ! It's called drive, ambition, perseverance.You, on the other hand, did more than your fair share of jamming this band up over the past year. And we know where, don't we ????The guys know the story -- unfortunately, their fans never will.Take heart, Producers fans..........The band is still alive ! Unfortunately, finding ideal venues for this time of the year is tough. However, Wil-son's Promotions is working many leads for next year, as is the band's other promotional company !!See you in 2004 !
Frank III
Neenah, WI USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 00:44:23
I never said that, Mark. I just think that they have some issues that need to be resolved, and they haven't been making much progress, as I see it. They could have been working a lot more in the past year and a half if they straightened things out. Don't get me wrong, I'm still a fan and I like the guys, but they need to run things like a business. Ordinarily, I wouldn't even think of posting this kind of stuff on a public message board, but maybe the guys will realize that they're missing a lot of opportunities, as well as disappointing their fans by not being out there doing shows. I'd still help them if I could be confident that they would handle things in the way that they should be done. Unfortunately, right now that's not the case.
Charlie <charlesoffer@comcast.net>
USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 14:55:39
I wanted to share this with everyone: I just spoke to Bryan and he told me that The Producers are NOT "done". They will be playing again.
Bill Larsen
Alpharetta, GA USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 11:30:08
Charlie, you make it sound as if "The Producers" are done. Please tell me this isn't so.
Mark <pwrchord@aol.com>
New Orleans, LA USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 10:09:13
Kerry, if they paid me for previous gigs going back over the past year, I might be interested in getting them some work. It's a shame that such a great band has screwed up their business so much, and that Van, Bryan, and Wayne haven't had the guts to stand up to Kyle. Kyle has ruined what was starting to be a good thing for these guys. It was fun for a while.
Charlie <charlesoffer@comcast.net>
USA - Monday, December 8, 2003 at 20:47:34
Can anyone shed any light on whether The Producers are presently working on scheduling any upcoming gigs in the near future. Certainly hope so.
Kerry Underwood <jkunderwood1963@yahoo.com>
Ty Ty, GA USA - Saturday, December 6, 2003 at 14:48:03
more videos please. those r great. thanx
kurtz
USA - Friday, December 5, 2003 at 18:25:24
Hear The Producers on the radio!! I understand from a reilable source that Sheila is in rotation on the XM 80's station. (You know, XM, the $10/month satellite subscription radio service.) My boss, the reliable source) says if you are a listener, you can call in requests and they will actually play them! There are only about a million subscribers now and those listeners are spread across 100 stations, so you will be one among a small few listeners on any one station. -ps
Paul Schulz <schulzp@nationwide.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 19:50:26
Would like to book this band once again that my Larue Watson Band and GRAND opened for at RUBY DIAMOND AUDITORIUM, FSU, TALLAHASSEE,FL October 1. 2003.
LaRue Watson <pure_rock_productions@yahoo.com>
Enterprise, AL USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 16:39:36
Kevin;Funny you should mention the Outfield. They, along with the Producers, are two of my top 5 of all time. I have an entire wall in my "guy" room dedicated to Outfield collectibles. I would love to see an Outfield/Producers concert. I guess I can dream - they both still tour!
David <atlantagoldeneagle@yahoo.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 23:44:47
Thanks for the opportunity to sign your guestbook. We are promoting the largest Adult Contemporary Music Magazine in Los Angeles. For Music Promotion needs. R. Matt
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Bev. H., CA US - Monday, October 20, 2003 at 18:01:32
love the producers. good to see the fan support on the web. anyone remember the verandas? opened at least once for the producers. anyone have any verandas tapes/cds they'd be willing to trade for? thanks, and rock on , producers
dave <ruidosan@yahoo.com>
ruidoso, nm USA - Friday, October 17, 2003 at 22:38:48
Cool beans. For years it felt like I was the only one out there. Saw these guys up in Ocean City, Maryland in'84. Can't remember the name of the little venue, but I don't think it had a roof afterwards. THEY made the heat! Those first two albums I just simply wore out. I've turned countless friends onto these cats, who simply end up stunned. Tom Werman did a fantastic job polishing the gems on the 1st two albums. Melodious, chrome-plated,hook-ridden power-pop. Sheets of fat guitars, rhythm section always in the groove pocket, shimmering keyboards. Flawless vocals & harmonizing. What's not to love? Perfect for a sunny, summer drive with the top down. Favorites would have to be Certain Kinda Girl, Back to Basics, She Sheila (Brian, you just kick ass),Operation & Who Do You Think You Are & of course, What's He Got. Ya know, if you threw The Outfield (they'd be unthinkable without the Producers), Cheap Trick & The Ravyns ("Raised on Radio" from Fast Times at Ridgemont High guys--Baltimore band) in a blender, this is what it would sound like. I miss 'em. What's He Got, Certain Kinda Girl & She Sheila deserve a rightful place in the pop chart pantheon. They only thing that stood in the way? Not enough airplay. Shameful is the only way to describe it. Not liking these effortlessly infectious confections is as perverse as not liking the sun. Now, where the hell can I get my hands on the videos for What's He Got?, Certain Kinda Girl, She Sheila & any others I may have missed? Great job on the website amigo. These guys are timeless.
Kevin O'Dell <kevin.odell@americredit.com>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Friday, October 17, 2003 at 10:53:42
This site has not been updated in a long while. Hope all is well. Any plans on comming back to New Orleans anytime soon. Missing you guys down here.
Mark <pwrchord@aol.com>
Violet, LA USA - Monday, October 13, 2003 at 16:40:46
Dear Producers fans,Please enjoy my new album at www.cdbaby.com Artist: Ready Set Go Title: Keep Moving. I've been inspired by Van, Wayne, Bryan and Kyle in music and real life since the age of 18 (23 years ago - know what I mean?)They have provided me with the goal posts in my songwriting and in this age of needing to know exactly where to find good music, I'm here to share with you some results of my loving them. Take care friends and God bless>
Brent Daniel <PJones@MorganJonesHCI.com >
Woodstock, Ga USA - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 10:46:14
Hi, does anyone know what is going on with Kyle and his site? No updates in a while. Everything cool?
blaine
tampa, USA - Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 21:55:42
Saw the Producers MANY times in '81 and '82...probably ten shows in all. The BEST was at Six Flags...Wayne Famous literally spinning in circles with his keyboard during Merry-Go-Round...GREAT STUFF. This music is remarkable in that it is such great Power Pop. Some of the best Pop music I have ever heard. Even more amazing is the fact that the band members are such accomplished musicians. My life is a little bit better because the Producers are in the world.
Thomas Gentry-Funk <gentryfunk@msn.com>
Santa FE, NM USA - Saturday, October 4, 2003 at 00:51:27
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USA - Friday, October 3, 2003 at 23:13:40
I LOVE THIS PAGE. KEEP IT UP.
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ABA,NAIJA, ABA NAIJA - Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 13:18:04
It was a great show at Esposito's. I took my 16 year old niece to meet the band and get her LPs and CD signed. The stage was so small that Wayne had to set-up behind Van. We stood right in front of Van (Private Guitar Lessons!!). They played 2 sets with some surprises. Kyle sang "Mustang Sally" and it was great. From the stage, Kyle said he would look at me if he forgot the words to "Back To Basics" and sure enough he did, then looked at me and I also had a momentary lapse of lyrics. When I told my wife Sheila about it later, she said: "And you call yourself a Producers fan". Oh well. Sorry everyone couldn't be with us. My 16 year old niece told me after the show that it was the best show she had ever seen. The Producers were better than anyone out there making music now. I told her that these men in their early 50's (late 40's Kyle) are better than anyone. That's why I have been a fan since 1981. I am proud to say it and proud to say that I have become friendly with each of them and they are all really gr eat and always nice to their fans. Hope to see you soon.
Bill Larsen
Alpharetta, GA USA - Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 01:45:35
I was channel surfing when I stumbled across The Producers "She Sheila" Video playing on VH1Classic. Wow did that bring back memories. I used to play that song constantly. Thought fans should know.
Michael <mheller@columbus.rr.com>
Columbus, oh USA - Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 22:04:08
I've loved the Producers since I first saw their first video on MTV in 1981. I have all the albums (and transfered them digitally so I wouldn't wear them out. I wish I could find a copy of the videos (there were two of "What's He Got?") and hope to get to see them sometime. What a great group!
Lance Christensen <buglerchristensen@worldnet.att.net>
Golden, CO USA - Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 18:34:17
Cool Tribute Site. I like the producers and I am glad they are making a comeback. I am a child of the 80's and enjoyed your music then as well as now. Keep up the great work!!
Phillip Ewing <webmaster@80sretromusic.com>
Dalton, GA USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 23:16:52
I regret to inform everyone that I never made it to the show. I called the place to find out cover, show time, and dress code. All I got was an answering machine. Since it was the owner's birthday party, it almost seemed private or semi-private. I didn't wanna drive the 40+ miles only to be denied.Bill, I hope you made it to the show!
Bert Cummings
USA - Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 00:09:35
Yes, Bert, I believe Espositos is a little high-brow. Turn on your Charles Winchester III accent (from MASH) when you order. "I'll have the Cracked Peppercorn Filet with the Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Cabernet, please. Oh...Pardon, me, do you have any Grey Poupon?"It looks like it is the bosses birthday at Esposito's and he likes the Producers! It is cool when people in power like our band. Say hi to Mr. Esposito, Bert. You have the Producers in common! -ps
Paul Schulz <schulzp@rrohio.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Friday, September 26, 2003 at 07:39:03
This place looks a little uppity for my Redneck self, but I'm gonna be there regardless:http://www.espositos.biz/
Bert Cummings
USA - Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 22:24:10
Nice work, Paul. I first listened to the producers way back 1981 (11 years old!!), and my older brother took me to the second of their two concerts in my country in 1982 (the first one in 1981). They HUGE here and they are very fondly remembered by pepole from my generation. I used to own their first two LP's but lost them in a fire at the reord store where I used to work in the late eighties. I knew about the 3rd album but i never actually got to see it here and i was blown away upon learning about the 4th album being released on CD. By the way, I just ordered today the One Way Records release of producers/you make the heat CD on Amazon. Next in line, Coelocanth. And if you happen to know the they are releasing the run for your life CD, please let me know. Thanks for the memories.Eduardo
Eduardo De Soto <mareds@hotmail.com>
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 16:20:21
The show this Saturday is at:ESPOSITOS TAVERN3455 PEACHTREE INDUSTRIAL BLVD, DULUTH, GA 30096 Phone: (770) 232-1210Hope to see you there.
Bill Larsen
Alpharetta, GA USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 13:41:21
Hey Producers!!!! After years of searching for "You Make The Heat" on CD, I found it! And your website. Breakaway is a perfectly written song, and has always been one of my favorite rock songs of all time. Perfect melody, harmony structure, instrumentation and one of the most interesting drum lines ever. (Good job on the crown Bryan) I'm a working musician in Northeast Ohio and it seems that although you didn't have huge commercial success up here, most musicians listened to you guys. I guess we'd consider you a "musicians band." I played in a pop rock band a few years ago, mostly 80's stuff, Police, Pretenders etc... and we covered Breakaway, What's He Got, She Sheila, You Make The Heat and Slow Dancin.' We'd joke that we were a Producers Tribute. Great to see you still jammin and I am looking forward seeing you live if you come up north and to hearing your last cd. I couldn't find your material in any of the local stores and thought it ended with "Run." Glad you're still around. Peace, Love & Musi c, Joe HengesbaughMy Band: www.nightwalkers.com
Joe Hengesbaugh <the_eggmann@hotmail.com>
Cleveland, Oh USA - Friday, September 12, 2003 at 13:54:31
two nights ago i saw "what's he got" the video on vh1classic!!!!!
nick moreno <nm7480@ev1.net>
hou, tx USA - Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at 23:52:25
My first Producer show was a free parking lot concert Sept 1981(2?) at Illinois State University. I was blown away! Several members of Survivor were in the audience next to me. They loved it too! The band was so tight, the entire show rocked! Wayne was a HAM! I spent the rest of my years at school converting most of my friends to fans. I still have the [original] "You Make the Heat" album cover with the 'girl in the window'. They later released the album SANS girl. (I have that one as well). IMO MTV blew it only showing Sheila every so often. My second, and last time seeing the band - - Eastern Illinois University 1985. Good show. Could tell the audience(myself included) liked the first 2 albums (and Kyle) better. The encore of "Hard Days Night" was fitting. I still listen to the double CD to this day while skating at the beach. Great motivational music to work out too. Cool to hear the progression of writing/playing all on (1) disc. I highly recommend it!
mike <cheaure@maritz.com>
redondo beach, ca USA - Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at 19:25:03
It looks like I broke the 'Add' link when attempting to foil the spammers. I figured out what I did wrong and it is fixed now. The 'Add' link on the guestbook page should be working now.
Paul Schulz <schulzp@rrohio.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 22:50:57
Does anyone know if Wayne (or the rest of the guys) are planning on putting out a LIVE CD? I went to his website and just browsed around and so a mention of a live CD. Also, when are we going to see some Producers on DVD? I know the they have to have retained copies of their promo videos and some live footage.
Marty Sims <msims@verio.net>
Dallas, TX USA - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 13:32:13
Just wanted to add my two cents. I first heard the band when they debuted on Mtv with "What's He Got?". I was awestruck. There have been many bands that never quite got their just rewards due to record company shenanigans and unfortunate business deals, but none (in my mind) quite as talented as the Producers. It's been my experience that as their catalog faded from the shelves, it was fellow musician's, like myself, who continued to sing the praises of the band. Not just because of the great songwriting, but because everyone in the band is such an incredible player/singer . They've never gotten the accolades that they deserve, except among the musician's community. Myself, and many of my musician friends, were never so excited as we were when we discovered the cd reissues. Here's hoping for more. I've never had the good fortune to see the Producers live. I've been playing guitar for the band Berlin for almost seven years now. We play multiple bills with other "80's" bands all the time, but to my frustration we still have not hooked up with the Producers (yet). I very much appreciate this website. Keep up the honorable work, Paul. sincerely, Dallan Baumgarten Berlin P.S.(My favorite song from Coelacanth is the new "Slow Dancing".)
Dallan Baumgarten <www.berlinpage.com>
Burbank, CA USA - Monday, August 4, 2003 at 14:36:41
Just went and saw them open up for River-Cade Festival in Ia. They started at 4:00 pm on a Friday and I think 50 people were there in lawn chairs. By the end of the night it was a real decent crowd. They played "everything" and a "Kyle Henderson" song. Musically they were Fanstastic and Kyle Henderson's vocals were great, but Van Temple's voice was absolute toast. They played one show the night before in Wisconsin so who knows but Van's singing cut out all through the show. Overall, if they can get his voice back they sound really really good. Fantastic set list. You name it they played it. I liked merry-go-round the best. You could tell they were bummed out by the crowd but I think they understood playing a 4pm on a Friday was "what do you expect." 4th time I have seen this band. Van Temple w as great on guitar. Now, I could talk all night how awesome BLUE OYSTER CULT played! WOW!
David
Omaha, NE USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 12:59:15
The comments that Bill Spruell from Bowden, Ga. made in an earlier e-mail about the band could not have been said better. You hear some of the junk they play on the airwaves today, and wonder how it gets on the radio. Let's don't give up on The Producers yet. I have a feeling that there are more positive things that are going to happen before they are finished.
Kerry Underwood <jkunderwood1963@yahoo.com>
Ty Ty, GA USA - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 10:24:05
Great site. I forgot how great those Producers' tunes were (and still are!!). I even found a mint copy of Run For Your Life last week. Brings back a lot of memories. Thanks guys for all the great music.
Brian
Blue Mounds, WI USA - Monday, July 14, 2003 at 10:02:58
Great site. I forgot how great those Produce rs' tunes were (and still are!!). I even found a mint copy of Run For Your Life last week. Brings back a lot of memories. Thanks guys for all the great music.
Brian
Blue Mounds, WI USA - Monday, July 14, 2003 at 10:02:36
Hey Producers fans ... I've asked before but never got a response. Anyone know how I can get a copy of Run For Your Life, preferably on CD? It's been nearly 10 years since my old roommate dropped it in Lake George, never to be seen again. Please email me at quacksue@cs.com if you can be of assistance. Thanks!!!Andy
Andy <quacksue@cs.com>
Clifton Park, NY USA - Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at 13:34:15
The Producers were outrageously popular in Tallahassee, where they always played to a packed house. When I first arrived at Florida State University in the early '80's, I thought they were a home-grown product. Nevertheless, I can't think back to those days without a couple of their songs running through my head.
W ayne
Washington, DC USA - Monday, July 7, 2003 at 08:52:23
I am the youngest Producer Girl and love all of their songs. I am 8 and saww them at Waverly and Depere and Van borrowed my dads Marshall. Kyle's song about children is my favorite because alot of kids feel better after hearing it.
Shelby Homiston <Brhomiston@charter.net>
Kohler, WI USA - Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at 23:11:35
I first heard their terrific power-pop around '81 or '82...as they got a fair amount of airplay on commercial radio in Atlanta back then. The one time I saw them live was in Athens, Georgia back around '86 or '87. They definitely were able to deliver the goods not only on record, but in a live setting too. BTW, I just found out today (6-28-03) that *Coelacanth* was finally available and I immediately went to (plug) Barnes and Noble and bought it. I can't wait to hear it!I agree with so many others that The Producers deserved so much more in the way of succ ess than they ever got. Bad luck, bad timing and other things just conspired against them, unfortunately. Bad pop music is so easy to make, and so ubiquitous...but the diamond-hard, razor-sharp pop perfection of The Producers is a *very* rare and precious thing indeed.Thank you so much for establishing and maintaining this great web site to commemorate one of the best power-pop bands ever!
Bill Spruell <wspruell@earthlink.net>
Bowdon, GA USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 18:32:50
I remember attending West Ga. College and seeing 'The Producers' play one night on campus. It was in 1981 I believe, possibly 1982. Great concert!!cj
chris jernigan <cejay@bellsouth.net>
marietta, ga USA - Friday, June 27, 2003 at 19:57:41
Hi B.M.H. How the heck are you? Just saying hello from Columbia MO. Opening a new bus. here soon and may want to have a band, if you are interested.Mark Camp
Ma rk Camp <mhcamp14@mchsi.com>
USA - Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 03:21:32
I saw the Producers as a headliner at Fla Atlantic Univ in Boca Raton Fla. around 81. w/ Patty Smythe and Scandal opening. Plus my band used to cover You Go Your Way and She Sheila. Quite surprised to find this site
PJ <iamperjay@hotmail.com>
NEW YORK, NY USA - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 14:09:25
I first saw The Producers at Mississippi State University in Starkville MS in 1980. I still have a logo guitar pick from Kyle and the black and yellow button! I later played in a band around Mississippi called Intensity - we played "What's He Got" and "What She Does to Me". Wow I miss those days!
Art <mickelson@mac.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 15:24:08
I've seen 2 videos on VH1 Classic on the request hour. Hopefully i'm not the only one who's request ed them. If you're a real fan you need to request them too. Keep up the great work with the site. later.
Big Joe <floresj@prodigy.net>
Yuma, Az USA - Monday, June 9, 2003 at 19:07:36
I lost my cassette tapes of your albums years ago and have never been able to replace them or get your songs out of my head. So when I stumbled onto this website recently it was like finding an old best friend! Glad to see there are others that remember and appreciate how great this band was and is today. The energy in your music and lyrics just never dies! It's incredible to me how many people never heard of The Producers and have no idea what they've missed out on. You guys are rare indeed and 1st on my list. Keep on Rockin'!!(P.S. What's the best way to order your CD's??)
Anthony Cox <Tarazed3@cox.net>
Chesapeake, VA USA - Sunday, June 8, 2003 at 21:38:02
When I lived in Appleton WI, My girlfriend "My first true Love" and I used to go to each and evey concert you put on. I am going to Fly to WI in July for Waterfest just to see you guys again. Look forward to hearing your music again. You guys rock!
SCOTT KIERSTEN <skiersten@yahoo.com>
AVENTURA, FL USA - Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 10:50:48
WOW! I thought I was dreaming when I FINALLY thought to try and dig up Producers music, and I came across this site! I have been a fan over 20 years, saw them play live 8 times! Most were in Youngstown, Ohio, where I'm from originally, but twice (OK, 2 days in a row!) were in Daytona Beach Spring Break '83! I have some GREAT photo remembrances of those spring concerts, 2 rolls worth! One of my prized possessions that has made the transition out of the 80's along with hubby and young son to NC is my autographed LP of the first album! Still have it in my treasure chest! Wouldn't dream of letting that go! Oh, the memories of youth...with 40 now appro aching me in a few weeks, it makes all the memories come back. :) Thanks for such a great site! And by the way, all my family is still in Ohio, both brothers live in Columbus!Kathy D.
Kathy Davis <DougKathyDavis@msn.com>
Hendersonville, NC USA - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 21:01:00
Anybody have any LIVE bootleg or non-bootleg Producers music. It would be awesome to have some live stuff.
Brigham <brigdob@hotmail.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 16:47:32
Great site! I'll be driving from Cleveland for the Wisconsin shows; looking foward to a great time! By the way, isn't this spamming illegal on this site?
John Halderman <bitsfilk@aol.com>
Parma, OH USA - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 20:00:04
Howdy Boyz!Just wanted to extend a warm Wisconsin welcome from one of the Regional Bands playing at this years Celebrate D e Pere! Enjoy your stay, I think you'll find our crowds to be some of the friendliest and most responsive to be had anywhere!! I'm looking forward to seeing at least part of your show!!! (we'll be on the River Stage for the first part.)
Wade Bumgarner <wadebu@hotmail.com>
Appleton, WI USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 14:21:17
i have the 1984 miller spring break poster along with a budwiser spring break poster the same year will sell $10 each
thomas rudolph <brudolph@shentel.net>
strasburg, va USA - Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at 19:14:13
ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!!!! PRODUCERS FANS LISTEN UP- Ever what to travel on a Memorial Day Weekend to see this great band. Here is your chance to Win TWO Free Tickets, A Motel Room and a dinner to the WAVERLY BEACH show in Wisconsin. HOW? Visit www.wilsonspromotions.com and ENTER YOUR NAME via e-mail by May 13th. It 's simple- Wilsons Promotions is offering this great package to a great fan like yourself.!! Don't miss this opportunity- ENTER NOW !!!
Wilsons Promotions <plu@wilsonspromotions.com>
Appleton, WI USA - Sunday, May 4, 2003 at 00:06:52
Paul, Great new pictures. Thanks for adding them.
Bill Larsen
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 16:54:59
Damn, two shows within driving distance at the end of May. Looks like I know what I'll be doing on the 29th & 30th!!!!!
Bert Cummings
USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 00:55:37
AS STATED BELOW:NEW DATES CONFIRMED AND ADDED TO THE PRODUCERS SCHEDULES & POLLSTAR THIS WEEK.MAY 29 - THU @ BARKING KUDU w/ Ben Hagler in Birmingham, ALMAY 30 - FRI @ MICHAEL'S PUB in Montgomery, ALto go along with previously announced:MAY 31 - SAT. @ SAVE THE LAKES Festival in New OrleansVisit Full Schedule here updated soon or at POLLSTAR OR;at www.wilsonspromotions.com/tour.htm The band ha s some great shows booked this summer throughout the USA (WI, IA, NE, AL, LA) headlining shows and playing on the Main Stage at some large festivals with the Gin Blossoms, The Fixx, Foriegner, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, etc. It is time for all fans to enjoy this great rock-n-roll band at their best!! See you there.Visit: www.wilsonspromotions.com for more info on the band!Wil-son's Promotions Mang.
BP <plu@wilsonspromotions.com >
Appleton, WI USA - Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 20:04:57
Hello, folks, this is Kyle Henderson's son Daniel, I play guitar, bass, and piano and I'm in the high school Jazz Band. Just checking in and reminding all that my dad has a solo project that is reaching far more depths than the christian thing many years ago. You can register for information about it and have clips from the songs on his current album: SONGS IN THE KEY OF LOVE, which is being sold on this site WWW.KYLEHENDERSON.COM easy to remember, chec k it out!!! Thanks, Daniel
Daniel Henderson <flatnotesharp87@aol.com>
FL USA - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 21:03:31
God...this is so wierd...I first caught the Producers back in the mid to late 80's when they played the Boathouse in Norfolk, Va.....Years later I thought they were just another band that failed to materialize...I'm so glad to have found the website and that these guys are still rocking after so many years...I'm going to make a point of catching their next gig anytime they are near my area...
Gary Henninger <Henn04@aol.com>
Roscoe, Il USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 11:37:01
New summer dates.May29 barking kudu. B-ham,Al.May30 Michaels pub.Montgomery,Al.Yall come
Benny <bennyhanna36117@yahoo.com>
Mont, Al USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 06:42:40Are there any plans to release run for your life. I would really love to get this
peter taylor <pptaylortardis@yahoo.com>
london, england - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 08:08:44
These spam posts are ridiculous. Let's get back to the music. I have the double cd in my car cd changer, and keep going back to it. My fave's right now are What's He Got, You Go Your Way, and Operation. The kids like to sing Breakaway (especially the part where they can yell "Breakaway!) Their music is timeless, and fits into just about any setting. I was at a reunion of sorts with some high school friends a couple of weekends ago and slid in the cd, and we jammed through both albums. Awesome! Thanks to the band for continuing to play, and I hope to see you guys soon in Atlanta.David
David ATL
Marietta, Ga USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 12:38:28
my dad used to be in the producers.
surfgirl <surfgirl7987@aol.com>
villa rica, Ga USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 11:58:41
One sunny afternoon in the spring of 1984, I was upstairs at the TKE house at the University of Alabama hanging out, shooting pool. Someone downstairs popped in a cassette tape and cranked it up so we could hear it...the first song I heard was "Operation" from the YMTH LP. I loved it. After listening to a couple more tunes, I went downstairs to see who it was, and then immediately went and purchased YMTH. Within a week, I owned the debut LP as well. I was really excited to find out that these guys would be in town for a concert later that year (fall of 84 at Foster Auditorium at U of A) and loved their live show. I had basically worn the two cassettes out and started looking for the cd versions when the cassette-to-cd transition "thing" started. I thought these guys had fallen off the edge of the earth. I absolutely could not find any cd's anywhere and was heartbroken. NOW, I find this site and am cranked all over again. These guys are awesome and I can't wait to get the cd versions.
Jeff Hay <jahayff@cs.com>
Clanton, AL USA - Monday, April 7, 2003 at 19:33:26
Just found the web-site!...Does the band plan any Pensacola FL,Destin FL,or Tallahasse FL tour dates?? I work for a cluster of 5 radio stations in Fort Walton Beach FL and saw the Producers a number of times during the 80's!....
Steve Baldwin <cybercop@radiopeople.net>
Fort Walton Beach, FL USA - Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 18:15:54
VISIT US!!
WILSONS <www.wilsonspromotions.com>
USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 19:27:02
Producers Fans & Friends. PLEASE Visit the NEW!! up & running site @ www.wilsonspromotions.com / It has information regarding The Producers Band as well as Memorial Day Concert Ticket information. THANKS!!!
W-P <plu@wilsonspromotions.com>
Appleton, WI USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 19:25:17
I saw them at The Old Post Office in Hilton Head, Menage in Columbia. Please come to Charlotte.
Brigham <Brigdob@hotmail.com>
Charlotte, nc USA - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 17:43:54
Hey Bryan,call or e-mail me when you see this.I lost your cell number and may have two ideas for May,30.I hope everyones doing well. Ben
Ben Hagler <bennyhanna36117@yahoo.com>
Montgomery,al, Al USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 03:33:11
hello cousin wayne! i've been really wanting to see your band play, but it doesn't look like you guys are comming to town soon. You must try to perform at Music Midtown again this year. I was upset i missed the show. I love you and hope you are doing well. Come see us when you are near! love, lauralaura rees <trees@rock.com>
Cumming, GA USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 14:16:49
I have had several people ask me about my Producers DVD so here is the story. Last year I purchased a DVD of The Producers Live at the Agora Ballroom in Atlanta Georgia, New Years Eve 1981. Besides the really great show (including Kyle's never released song "Hollywood"), it has a 5 minute opening of each of the band members getting hit in the face with a pie (or in Wayne's case --- many pies). I think this was to be shown at Midnight. Plus, the 3 videos (What's He Got, Certain Kinda Girl, She Sheila) direct from a 1 inch Promo field cassette. It cost some $$$, but being a fan since January 1981, was well worth it. I purchased this incredible DVD from a man who was the house video guy at the Agora back in 1981. Here is the contact info of the guy I purchased my DVD from: Carl Marxer of Video Production Services, 770-458-0987. I spoke to him today to confirm he still has the Ne w Years Eve show from 12/31/81 and the 3 videos. He told me that each of the band could get one free. By the way, I purchased tickets to this show back in 1981, was sick and could not go. If you want to see a scan of my ticket, go to www.theproducers.org/gallery2.htm. Everything in this gallery is from me.
Bill Larsen
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 10:19:55
Wayne Famous is one of the most intense keyboardist I've ever seen. Anyone know what equipment he uses today or does he prefer the vintage stuff from the early days. Thanks!
djrockinrayt <djrockinray@yahoo.com>
Myrtle Beach, SC USA - Monday, March 3, 2003 at 13:59:55
PLEEZE tour the west coast. At least as far as Reno, for the sake of Elvis!!!
Ray Silva <technogiggle@mindspring.com>
Altadena, CA USA - Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 00:23:10
Stace England here in Carbondale, Illinois. I played wit h the Implications opening for The Producers at their Carbondale show and I just wanted to second what they posted below. I had not seen The Producers live before and would have described myself as a casual fan, until now. Frankly I was stunned at how good they sounded - no one would ever be aware that they all live in different parts of the country and don't play together frequently with that kind of performance. But the really amazing thing to me was the vocal chops were still right on - it sounded like a bunch of 20 year olds, only better because there was more maturity in the voices. It's a shame they do not play more often because the chemistry is clearly still there. I, too, encourage all Producers fans to drive, get on a plane, whatever to get to their May shows in Wisconsin. Make a vacation or long weekend out of it; itís beautiful up there. And I also encourage all Producers fans to buy Kyle Hendersonís solo disk, Songs In The Key of Love, because you will not hear more soulful, expressive sin ging anywhere this year (http://www.kylehenderson.com/songscd.htm). I thank the band for coming to our town, and to their management for making it happen.
Stace England <staceengland46@hotmail.com>
Carbondale, IL USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 09:32:36
What a weekend! We opened up for The Producers this weekend and it was fantastic. You all MUST get out and see these guys! Do they still have it? YES! We hadn't seen them since the mid-eighties and they just blew us away. The vocals....still there and better than ever! The chops....still there and better than ever! The songs...still kicking ass! Do yourself a favor and catch these guys live, it is completely worth the travel/trouble/expense...whatever...SEE THEM! We thank the guys in the band for one of the greatest shows and musical experiences we've had. They are one of the best things to happen to American music....period .
The Implications <theimplications@hotmail.com>
Carbondale, IL USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 18:50:12
I first saw the band in about 1984 in Harrisburg, PA. To this day, it is the best show that I have seen. I consider that high praise as I am a veteran of 100+ concerts over my advancing years. I continue to grind your CD inot the ground every day and make as many people aware of the band as possible. Most recent convert, my wife, former lover of anything 50's. Keep it up and come back to the Central PA area soon!
Chris Ray <raycer11@aol.com>
Harrisburg, PA USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 17:12:13
The first time I really heard this band was on MTV in '82. (Back when MTV was about MUSIC) The video was for She Sheila and I was immediately stoked on this band. That song is still today my favorite Producers song. Other faves are I Lov e Lucy and Dear John. I read an interview with Kyle (awesome bass player!)and he said he didn't like YMTH very much. I love it and I feel it's better than the first one IMHO. I was glad to see the first 2 LPs on a CD and picked it up right away. My old vinyl copies are pretty worked from being played so much back in the day.
Eric Fortner <xthirtyonex@hotmail.com>
Hayward, CA USA - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 23:21:39
Paul:Great site!! I have been looking for something about the boys but could never find it. I have a bunch of collectibles from their shows in the 80's here in Dallas. I was a wee college student at SMU in Dallas when I was first turned on to them. I'd sure like to discuss them with you. Send me an email that you received this and your phone number and I will be happy to call you back.
kent kolman <kolman2907@yahoo.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 22:07:57
Everyone!! PLEASE visit the Mugsy McGuires Gig Promotional Page at: www.tspringborn.com/mugsy.htm (it is also linked on the tour page). There are THREE links on the site to EXCELLENT articles written about The Producers and the upcoming show. This is great, great Promotional stuff my friends. We can not THANK Dan Fox & Stace England & the boys enough for their extra effort in making these possible. We all know how hard it is to get an exclusive article written today and they pulled off three. Amazing!!!!!!!! Please visit and read them and then go to www.theimplications.com and leave Dan a message on the job well done. Cya
Bill <producerswi@lycos.com>
WI USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 17:15:31
Dear Fans,I am selling my 2 Marshall JCM800 50 watt combo amps. Roadcases are included. I've had these amps since about 1981 and have toured with them ever since. To make an offer on the m please call Kerry at Too Many Guitars, 770-492-9916.Thanks and hope to see you soon,Van Temple
Van Temple <toomanyguitars1@aol.com>
Atlanta , GA USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 11:11:40
Just 6 days until Mugsy's !!!All you Producers' fans in the lower Midwest/Plain States -- here is your chance to see the guys ! This is the first time in many years that they have played in your area.We have heard from many fans from Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky that they will be making the trek to Carbondale, IL !!See you all there !!!
Frank III
Greenville, WI USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 09:25:46
Back to Basics.I think how many times that song was a staple in my songbook when I went through that phase in my life. It still is a powerful catharsis. especially as I get older and a back to basics philosophy is more necessary. And harder to achieve.
Mark Weaver & lt;bogustus@webtv.net>
Bloomington, IN USA - Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 23:17:58
First heard the band when I saw them open for The Tubes back around 1980. Have enjoyed them ever since. Wasn't even aware that they were still together, until I talked to this guy that gave me the URL. Just wish they'd play up this way...
Bruce Willmore <brucewillmore@comcast.net>
Magnolia, DE USA - Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 13:33:27
I had the pleasure of catching the guys at the Royal Oak Music Theater (Metro Detroit) as a warm up for Squeeze. What energy!!! I had always heard that the band had never officially split up. I have been trying to replace my albums with CD's, but with the way they keep inventory at music stores it is almost impossible. Now I know where I can find "The Producers" discs. My father is 67 and is a big fan. By the way, he has Wayne's autograph. Will you ever tour Florida?
Ma rk Stennett <huckizit@tampabay.rr.com>
Clearwater, FL USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 14:15:33
Regaring Previous Post: Sorry for the wrong URL address. For All info on Mugsy's show please go to: www.tspringborn.com/mugsy.htm Sorry!!wil-son's promotions
wil-sons promotions <producerswi@lycos.com>
Appleton, WI USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 12:13:31
Carbondale only three hours for us. Definately going to that show, cause I've driven a lot further for bands I didnn't like as much as The Producers. Got the first two records on CD so I hope they do those songs now.
David Diggs <ddigs7905@earthlink.net>
Lawrenceville, IL USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 19:09:40
Thanks for the kind words about the CD! We look forward to opening up for one of the great pop/rock bands. We are all big fans of The Producers and put in a fair amount of effort to help get the guys up here. We look forward to not only helping Stace England help launch a really good CD, but to hearing The Producers as well. Hope to see you all here. Thanks to all who have visited our website as well and let kind notes of encouragement/congratulations.
The Implications <http://www.theimplications@hotmail.com>
Carbondale, IL USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 22:33:06
Hey folks,www.classicrockrevisited.com has just posted an interviewI did with Kyle this past weekend. Enjoy!
Brent
Atl, Ga USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 13:21:16
ATTENTION: Fans making the TRIP to Carbondale, IL for the Mugsy McGuire's Entertainment Complex show. The Tickets are $10.00 Advance (Available at Mugsy McGuires, 710 Bookstore in Carbondale and Unga Bunga Music in Paducah , KY) and $12.00 the day of the show. If you are planning to travel to the show and are looking for advance tickets, please try and call Mugsy McGuires at 618.457.6847 to see if they will reserve tickets under your name for the advance price . If not- contact me and I will make them available to you. Should be a great event. I have a copy of the opening acts CD- Stace England & The Implications. Good Stuff!! If you would like a copy of this CD- e-mail me as well and I'll line you up with the person to purchase the CD from. All details at: www.tsprongborn.com/mugsy.htm
Wil-son's Promotions <producerswi@lycos.com>
Appleton, WI USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 11:51:53
Has anyone heard when (or if) Run For Your Life is going to be released on CD?
Marty Sims <msims@verio.net>
Frisco, TX USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 11:06:50
Ok, Ok. We are going to drive to Carbondale too. Long drive but my wife keeps seeing you all going, now we are too! We are going to stay at the Hampton Inn in Carbondale, they said it was brand new when I called for reservations. If anyone else coming in wants to get there early, email me, we are going to get to the show early for some pre-show beverages. We would love to meet up with anyone else going. Finally, a show we can afford to go see. $10.00 a ticket ain't bad, including a warmup act too. I hope they are ok. See you all there.
Robert Scariano <Bob_Brenda74@hotmail.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 18:23:11
Alright!! I've been waiting for them to get booked in this region since the 80's. We'll be there!
Alley J. <renegade@hotmail.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 09:32:16
Can't wait to see you guys in Carbondale, IL. I went to SIU back in the 80's and used to jam to you guys all the time. This will be a major nastalgia trip for me.
Rick Smith <rsmith80@yahoo.com>
Memphis, TN USA - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 14:10:04
I'll go to Carbondale, IL to see the guys too! I think it is only 6-8 hours drive from here and they are certainly worth it. Besides, right now that looks like the closest gig on this tour and I don't want to miss them. A buddy of mine went to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and he says the venue is great, he is catching Orco their this Sunday. I can't wait! I haven't seen The Producers in more than 15 years! Yea!
Rich Carlson <Rich_Carlson8@hotmail.com>
Oberlin, OH USA - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 13:59:21
I can't believe The Producers are coming to Carbondale, Illinois!! And, a $10 show - there is a God! I want to invite all Producers fans from St. Louis, Chicago, Memphis , Indianapolis, Nashville and points in between to this show. Mugsy McGuire's is the best club in the region, great sound and an intimate setting. Lot's of quality inexpensive hotels and cheap drinks in this college town, so come on down!
Jim <smint100@hotmail.com>
Carterville, IL USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 08:37:26
I have been a fan of The Producers since there first album. I owned the first two albums on LP and Cassette. Now I have them both on CD. I would love to get a copy of Run for you Life. If anyone has this available for sale on CD I would be willing to pay for it. Help me PLEASE.
Bowd Beal <AKABOWD@aol.com>
Burbank, CA USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 00:38:05
I HAVE A SONG I WROTE THIS YEAR(2002) AFTER HEARING YOU GUY IN RUSTON LOUISIANA(1985) THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO USE, COULD YOU TELL ME WHO TO GET IN TOUCH WITH.
ALBERT MOORE <ALBEMOO@AOL.COM>
ATLANTA, GA USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 05:40:31
PLEASE!! All Producers Fans- Go to VH1 and sign up/ log in and comment about your favorite 80's band The Producers! Also, request their videos. We need to let the station know how many fans there still are out there.
BP <wilsonspromo@yahoo.com>
WI USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 22:31:56
Just announced...............The Producers will be playing with the Gin Blossoms at Celebrate - DePere on Sunday, May 25th !!!This promises to be an awesome night !!!!!For those out-of-state Producers' fans, this is Memorial Day weekend. Plan on coming up to the beautiful state of Wisconsin on that long weekend & check out both shows (Waverly Beach on Saturday & Celebrate) !!!
Frank Crispigna III
Greenville, WI USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 20:45:13
A new Booking...........................The Producers will be playing at Mugsy McGwire's in Carbondale, IL on Saturday, February 22, 2003 !!!Also, we are trying to land a companion gig for the night before.Check this site next week for informational web pages that we are constructing for each upcoming venue !
Frank Crispigna III
Greenville, WI USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 20:40:56
Kyle, I'm there to get your cd as soon as your site goes up. Bert, what a great link to the interview with Tom Werman! Loved his comments about the Producers and he's right...Heaven Tonight by Cheap Trick is an AWESOME album, one he should be very proud of. I'd love to get my hands on one of his "hits and misses" cds!! Guys, I'm still working on trying to get you a gig out this way. Happy New Year to everybody!
Rob Coombs <coombsdogg@earthlink.net>
Glendale, AZ USA - Monday, December 30, 2002 at 22:46:59
Hey everybody. It's Kyle. My site will be up and running during the first week of January. And I have a new CD of all origin al material. It's called "Songs in the Key of Love," and I'm wayyyy excited about it. It will be available through my site when it launches -- or soon thereafter -- as well as through cdstreet.com, cdbaby.com, amazon.com, etc. If I don't have all the relationships solidified when the site launches, at the very least you'll be able to sample some mp3's. Anybody interested?Kyle.
Kyle Henderson <kyle@kylehenderson.com>
Orlando, FL USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 11:19:28
Finally got Producers/YMTH on CD! As usual One Way did a good job remastering. A great wrong has been righted. One of the major hurdles overcame in the "Getting Vinyl onto CD" wars. Not o many to go now!
Mark Weaver <bogustus@webtv.net>
Bloomington, IN USA - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 15:36:32
Check out what Tom Werman has to say about The Producers:http://www.classicrockrevisite d.com/Tom%20Werman%20Interview.htm
Bert Cummings
USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 20:50:46
Last nights show at Smith's rocked!!! It was great to see that the band seemed to be having as much fun as the rest of us. Those guy's are still the best at what they do. Van, I didn't know what killer blues you could play!! The whole band gave us a great night to remember. Thanks!!
Kerry Marchman <toomanyguitars1@aol.com>
Tucker, Ga. USA - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 00:34:33
We really enjoyed the concert last night at SOB. It was great seeing The Producers together and playing again. It brought back a lot of memories. In response to Rob from Arizona, yes, my brother saw the same piece that you mentioned on VH1. Was Van o.k? He just didn't seem to be himself.
Kerry Underwood <jkunderwood1963@yahoo.com>
Ty Ty, GA USA - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 20:58:39
I was watching VH1 this week and on the 1982 episode of their "I love the 80's" weeklong special they did a segment on keyboards impact on the 80's and, how guys would play keyboards strapped around their necks like guitars. While Dave Mustaine of Megadeath took the opportunity to rip on keyboard players, and while the segment largely ridiculed the impact of keyboards on 80's music, it was great to see them show a lot of clips of our own Wayne Famous in several of the Producers videos, especially the She Sheila clip. Anybody out there see it too by chance?
Rob Coombs
Glendale, AZ USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 16:36:15
I had the chance to see the Producers a few times in the early 80's. When I moved up to Michigan from North Carolina, I happen to catch them at the Royal Oak Music theatre. They warmed up for Utopia (Todd Rundgren). What a GREAT show. I returned to North Carolina for a visit and I was able to catch them at a small club called Baby Blues in Fayetteville N.C.. Yet another great show. Baby Blues was (or is, if it is still there) a smaller club. We were fortunate to get right up front. My friend who was with me happened to be a DJ at a small radio station in Spring Lake N.C. He was hooked right away. In fact, he started playing some of their songs (much to the program directors dismay I'm sure). He told me other people starting calling in requesting their songs. Anyway, after the show we were able to talk with all the guys. They were very personable. I was hoping they would return to the great white north...but it never happened. I noticed their concert dates that are posted. Too bad they don't plan on playing the Michigan area. Sounds like I may need to make a road trip!!!
John Pelletier <tarheelrox@aol.com>
Livonia , MI USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 12:11:53
I was so glad to see the guys are still performing. Unfortunately, nowhere close to me. I saw the int he 80s at Bessie's Boat House in Va Beach. I love these guys and wouls love toget all music recorded by them on cd...any suggestions?
Missy <mal1sadawn@yahoo.com>
Yorktown, VA USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 03:04:52
I was so glad to see the guys are still performing. Unfortunately, nowhere close to me. I saw the int he 80s at Bessie's Boat House in Va Beach. I love these guys and wouls love toget all music recorded by them on cd...any suggestions?
Missy <mal1sadawn@yahoo.com>
Yorktoen, VA USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 03:02:47
Hey everyone! I was at my friend Craig's record store today in Norcross, Georgia (just Northeast of Atlanta). The store is called "Eat More Records" and was just voted the Best Record store in Atlanta. He has 2 copies of the 1st LP (1 has the original inner sleeve). He also has 1 copy of "You Make The Heat" with the 2nd cover (without the girl). Van told me that the ba nd hated the 1st cover with the girl, so they changed it. And of course, they have both of the CDs. Anyway, if you are interested, their phone number is 770-717-8111. Ask for Craig or Cliff and tell them I sent you.
Bill Larsen
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, December 8, 2002 at 01:46:43
I've been a Producers' fan for years (my sister was their publicist at CBS in the early 80's) and have turned on so many people to their great sound. I was lucky enough to catch them live at Toad's Place in New Haven sometime in 1981-82 and they were one of the best live bands I've ever seen. Recently, I bought the Coelacanth CD and I can't stop listening to it! I was very impressed with most of the tracks and am so glad to have found some new, fresh rock & roll to enjoy, in the midst of this musical wasteland of the new century! My only wish is that they put out new material and bring their show to southern California...this place needs good rock & roll desperately!!
rob marino <daffy81@aol.com>
san diego, ca USA - Friday, December 6, 2002 at 12:12:05
Just announced...................................The Producers have been booked to play at Celebrate - DePere, in DePere, WI (a suburb of Green Bay), on Sunday, May 25, 2003 !!! For those of you who aren't familiar with this festival, Celebrate - DePere is a huge deal, with National acts playing on both Saturday & Sunday evenings before Memorial Day. The Producers will headline the Sunday evening show, immediately prior to the spectacular yearly fireworks show ! Just an FYI -- this show draws tens of thousands of fans every year. This is a huge gig for our favorite band !!!For those of you wanting more info on the festival, check it out at www.celebrate.depere.comAll of you Wisconsinites, put this one on your calendar !!!Cheers !
Frank Crispigna III
Greenville, WI USA - Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at 19:46:56
I am a big fan from the earliest days and still find their music energetic and fresh. My b est friend thinks I am crazy for liking them, but generally they were well liked in my "scene". And they are out on CD! Hal-a-loo-yuh!
Mark Weaver <bogustus@webtv.net>
Bloomington, IN USA - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 13:33:11
Bill Larsen..If you get this, please e-mail me. I need to talk to you. BTW, Everyone near Atlanta...Go to the show 12/20 at Smith's Olde Bar
Kevin Rogers <kevinr@charter.net>
Roswell, GA USA - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 21:54:31
Just found out about the show December 20 in Atlanta, and can't wait. We could not make it back in January, but will certainly be there this time. We've seen the band numerous times throughout Georgia and North Florida during the eighties, and thought we would never see them again. We have all four albums and a souvenier guitar pic that Van tossed into the crowd at a show in Valdosta, Ga. years ago. We will not make a "Big Mistake" a nd miss this show. I feel like I'm walking on a "Tightrope".
Kerry Underwood <jkunderwood1963@yahoo.com>
Ty Ty, GA USA - Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 12:09:47
I caught the show in Mandeville,La. and had a great time. It was the first chance I've had to make it to a Producer's show since 1986. They were all in good spirit and played hard. The equipment they were using was lacking and they were cracking jokes about it all night. Wayne wasn't feeling that good but it didn't affect his performance one bit. He graciously signed their set list & cd for me and let me get a picture of us together. I had a chance to talk to each one of them and they were all very friendly and considerate.I hope to see them again soon. Wish they would offer something in the way of a live recording. If nothing else just a live mix on a cassette tape. I'd gladly buy a copy. One of my all time favorite bands and hope they continue to perform for many more years!Bryan Ada ms
Bryan Adams <bryana@iwawine.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 16:46:14
WOO HOO!!! I was hoping they could open up for Cheap Trick on the 27th, but I'll take this. YEE HAW!!!!!I'll be there sporting my Wayne Famous shirt!
Bert Cummings
Hapeville, GA USA - Friday, November 1, 2002 at 18:32:46
This just in...........The Producers have just booked a gig at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta. The show will be on Friday, December 20, 2002. From what I understand, two hot Atlanta bands will be opening.Those of you that attended the January show at Smith's can remember how great the band sounded ! The club was about 85% full last time. Hopefully, we will fill Smith's to the brim in December !!!
Frank Crispigna III
Greenville, WI USA - Friday, November 1, 2002 at 16:29:25
Wow, How exciting to see this sight. I just found out it was here. I was a huge White Face Fan and then Producers fan when Kyle joined them. I have hundreds (no kidding) of pictures of Kyle and a few of the Producers from the 80's. Also, I'm trying to get a copy of Kyle's album "More Than The Look Of Love", if anyone knows how I can get a copy please let me know.
Carol <CWright1@bellsouth.net>
Loganville, GA USA - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 12:52:39
Paul, just wanted to thank you for posting the link to the Producers' Promotional material on the Home Page.And thank you to all the fans that have already responded to the producerswi@lycos.com site. The grass roots response from the Producers' fans has been nothing short of incredible !!! Truly there are many, many staunch fans of the band still around !If any of you fans have not seen the link on the Home Page, please check it out. It affords you, the fans, an opportunity to help get the band booked at a venue near you.To date, we have heard from 7 states, and the leads just keep rolling in. The band is definitely keyed t o play many more dates, so look for more information about upcoming dates in the future.
Frank Crispigna III
Greenville, WI USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 21:59:12
Just wanted to say it was a great show on the 19th. Keep up the fight "The Producers"deserve so much more. A very underated band.
Mark <pwrchord@aol.com>
violet, la USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 17:56:48
I was a HUGE fan of the Producers. I was fortunate enough to have an Aunt who was the General Manager of the Moonshadow Saloon in Atlanta (you need to add this venue to your list) which hosted National and Regional acts so I got to work the door and catch some really neat acts.One of the most memorable was when I got to see one of their final performances before Kyle Henderson left the band in 1984. After the show, they were hangin' in the back office relaxing and discussing the new bass player. This "kid" impressed them by knowing every song "lick for lick." I don't know why I remember that, but I do.BTW, they were awesome live.
Chris Knowles <chrisknowles@yahoo.com>
Coral Springs, FL USA - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 22:27:34
I caught the show 10-19 in Mandeville. The band was great despite rented equipment problems and a less than desirable venue. Do some more shows and I'll be there!
Lamar <ato137528@aol.com>
Brandon, MS USA - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 13:04:33
Happy kyle is back,cant wait to get the next album.big fan for a long time. Love you guys.
hector montana
miami, fl USA - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 16:43:52
Back in the 80's I was (drunk) at Southern Miss. The Producers were one of my favorite bands. I always ended up being the dj at our fraternity parties & I never missed spinning She Sheila & a few others. I even ended up marrying a girl named Sheila (please see my website & sign my guestbook). Coincidence ? Nah.Somehow, I had forgotten the band & I just found your site. I just ordered both cd's from Amazon.com & can't wait to hear those songs again. I have no idea where my LP's are today.Thanks for the tunes! You guys keep ROCKING!Chris
Chris Smith <cdsinfla@yahoo.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 12:20:27
The Producers are the most uncovered pop jewel of the 80's -ever! When you say "New Wave" or "80s rock" a person will formulate a certain sound or look in their minds. The Producers should and should not be thrown into this category. Because of the timing and the look the band had this cannot be helped. The difference is that they weren't a serious band who just sounded like pop. They weren't art. They wanted to be inspired by simple love songs and pop craft and they were, and just took it to a higher level! That's not easy to do. Perfect simplicity and they succeeded musically like no oth er "new wave" band. Commercial success.... well you can't have it all and it just makes it more special for those who found this gem.What they did was make the GREATEST, purest "power pop" that was ever created. I expect to see progress and growth in the artists I decide to listen to; and I listen to A LOT of music and am very opinionated. The first two albums by this Atlanta Quartet are just pure american pop music... and the great thing is YMTH took a major jump in depth, craft and style. The keyboards sounds are layered better and more diverse, the drum parts make better use of cymbals and off beats, the Guitar work is harder and more sonic, The bass blends perfectly. The songs touch on the sadder side of relationships and have much more irony. The production effects fit. The songs change tempo and work better with the lyrics. Dear John and Operation just tear at your heart strings. Back to Basics. There is real anger in that song. Listen to the vocals and what he's talking about. He's cutting through the crap! I could go on and on but I'm not a Rolling Stone journalist giving the latest Brian Wilson record a 5 star review. That would be too easy. The Producers - They Burned very Bright and for just long enough. Break Away! DK
David Kiss <davidkiss@hotmail.com>
Houston , TX USA - Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 17:55:07
Oct. 19 is only 3 weeks away from now. I'm so excited. I've waited 11 years to see "The Producers" again. I hope I see them many times just like the good old days on the riverboat, Jimmys, etc. I will be there early so I can be in front.
Mark <pwrchord@aol.com>
violet, la USA - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 17:50:55
Here's to Van and Pamela!Wishing you both bliss!Hope to see you and the Producers in So. California sometime soon.
Paul Martin <Navajopaul@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 23:14:38
Hey John, people thought the Coelacanth was extinct too! :)
Bert Cummings
Hapeville, GA USA - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 19:48:35
Wow! I just ordered the new CD.My brother will be ecstatic.He's a bigger fan than I am! I thought the band was extinct.
John <bigmerc@shaw.ca>
Port Alberni, BC Canada - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 12:05:43
Congrats to Van & Pam. Here's To You! :)
Bert Cummings <bertcummings@ironmaiden.com>
USA - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 00:22:42
I'd like to add my congratulations to Van and Pam. These two people are made for each other. Marilyn and I wish them many years of happiness together.
Charlie Offer <coffer@wi.rr.com>
Milwaukee, Wi USA - Monday, September 16, 2002 at 15:29:43
Congratulations Van and Pam! Pam, please keep Van warm! (He didn't break a sweat on stage at the Co elacanth release show. Granted, it was cold at the Cotton Club that night.) -ps
Paul Schulz <pschulz@columbus.rr.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, September 16, 2002 at 07:32:40
Everybody asleep around here, or what! Well, I guess I'll do the honors......'twas a quaint and modest gathering, of family and close friends, yesterday, at the Log Cabin Community Sunday School, in Smyrna, Ga., to witness the joyful union of two of our dearest friends, Pamela Elder and Van Temple, in Holy Matrimony. It was one of the simplest, yet most endearing ceremonies I have recently witnessed.....two very happy campers.....and that's what it's really all about, ain't it! WF
WF <waynefamous@mindspring.com>
Lagrange, Ga USA - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 07:36:54
I grew up in the Dominican Republic and The Producers were one of the most popular band s in the 80's there, I saw them twice between 1982-1985. The first time they played in the Dominican Republic was my first concert ever and I got hooked on them and on music, I liked Bryan playing so much that I started playing drums myself in 1986 and still do. Many cover bands in the Dominican Republic continued playing their songs well into the 90's. I don't have the exact dates but their first appearance in the DR was in a parking lot in Altos de Chavon in a town called La Romana, at this time the Casa de Campo resort was still completing the construction of their magnificent amphitheater which was inaugurated by Frank Sinatra a few months later so The Producers had to play at the parking lot, I still remember it like it was yesterday. They later returned to the Dominican Republic and played at the Olympic Center in Santo Domingo (the capital of the DR) to a massive crowd and then continued making presentations at several venues in smaller towns. Bryan Holmes playing was so influential that Modern Drummer magazine ran an article about him in the Up & Coming section in the early 80's, I remember reading it and it mentioned their popularity in the Dominican Republic.I now live in Miami, FL and play in a band called "The Snag", I've asked my bandmates to play "What She Does to Me"...one of my favorite...Long live The Producers!!
Martin De Moya <mdemoya@demoya-cabruja.com>
Miami, FL USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 15:00:40
I'll be going over to the LA show. I wrote to a friend in LA to tell them about the show in October, and he replied that its actually at his church festival. Hope to see some regulars there. I see Cheap Trick is playing a December club date in Atlanta...perhaps we can call the club and promoter to get The Prods an opening slot...this would surely make Bert Cummings happy.All the best
Steve Mc
Alpharetta, GA USA - Saturday, September 7, 2002 at 11:07:56
Things ha ve been quite slow here lately on the guestbook, no doubt because The Producers haven't done many shows this summer. But, 3 of the last 4 posts are just plain ridiculous. I appreciate Paul's efforts --I'm sure he's not getting rich maintaining this site. Offers for cheap international flights and freelance writing are out of bounds. You people have too much free time on your hands. Now then.....how many folks are attending the show in Oct. in Louisiana? Also, is there any news concerning the re-release of RFYL? Over and out for now.....
Frank Adams <adamo63@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Friday, September 6, 2002 at 23:41:18
On 9/4/02, "She Shelia" video was played on VH-1 Classic. Wow, did that bring back memories. E-mail VH-1 and ask for it again..I already saw a entry on their message board and the video aired a mere 30 minutes ago.
Dave Holland <nfldave@a ol.com>
USA - Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at 20:13:20
I've liked this band ever since hearing "What She Does To Me" and "She Sheila" on the radio in 1981-82. Bought both of their albums in '82, and later on also bought "Run For Your Life" and Kyle Henderson's solo album. The CD reissue of the first two albums is one of the prized possessions of my CD collection.A criminally ignored band, to be sure, but I can say that they were big in college towns in the Southeast during the early 1980s, and interestingly also had a following in Latin America. As late as 1990 they were getting regular airplay on the radio station in Panama (Central America) which played American rock music. Why they didn't take off in the U.S. outside of the South is a huge mystery, because everybody I know of who heard either of this band's first two albums loved them. In Knoxville and other southern college towns, their albums were staples at parties.A great band - I'd gladly make the drive to see them if they came o ut west and played Las Vegas, Phoenix, or L.A.
Robert Gregory <rlg@flagstaff.az.us>
Flagstaff, AZ USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 22:26:27
My boyfriend (now husband) and I were and still are HUGE fans. The Producers held the status of Greek gods in New Orleans in the 80's. We saw them on the President, the riverboat that cruised up and down the Mississippi, more times than I can remember. On one of those evenings, we got backstage (!) and met and talked to all the guys. They were so down to earth, and I think they were amused by us. Wayne had his button on that said "Are we having fun yet?" Well guess what, he gave it to my husband. Of course, we still have the button. Luckily for us, they are scheduled to make a stop in Mandeville, LA in October, 2002. We'll be there, pogoing and enjoying the music just like we did in the '80s. The music and musicianship are still just as great as they were 20 something years ago. Thanks to the Produc ers for all the great songs and wonderful memories.
Alita Gremillion
New Orleans, LA USA - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 09:30:00
I was out one night back in the early 80's,with friend from high school, sophomore year. We were on our way to see this new band from Ireland that I have never heard of before. On the way to the show we ran into another carload of friends, they told us that The Producers are playing at on the riverboat. Plan changed, one of the greatest shows I have ever been to. The other band was U2. Don't regret it for a minute. WE NEED TO GET ALL THERE ALBUMS ON CD"S
El Gato <nap1070a@netzero.net>
FL USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 04:32:24
Like Rob and Andy, I also saw the "She Sheila" video yesterday (8/7). What a great pop classic (both the video and the song). It "totally" reminded me of the early days of MTV when it played music. Great site, and I hope to see the boys play So Cal in the near future.
Ron Hextall <ronhextal@hotmail.com>
Orange, Ca USA - Thursday, August 8, 2002 at 12:41:37
Like Andy, I saw the "She Sheila" clip on VH1 Classic at about noon PST 8/7. They normally run them in cycles during the day, so when the next "We Are the 80's" segment comes on for an hour, you might want to stay tuned! Hope everyone's doing well! Paul, any news on a re-release of Run for Your Life? It's been about a year since Coelacanth.
Rob Coombs <coombsdogg@earthlink.net>
Glendale, AZ USA - Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at 18:09:33
Got a great little surprise this morning. As I was getting ready for work, I had my TV tuned to VH1 Classic, and was thrilled to see "She Sheila" played. I dont think I've seen that video since High School.Still looking to find a copy of Run for your Life, if anyone has any info, please email me at quacksue@cs.com.Thanks.
Andy Quackenbush <quacksue@cs.com>
Latham, NY USA - Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at 08:35:01
Hey Guys, and Van in particular. It was great to see you guys this year at Music Midtown. Van, it brought back a lot of old memories. I remember when Cartoon came to David's and played a set when I was with Billy Dee, and how much I always enjoyed your playing. Also remember listening to the Beatles live album with Vickory when it came out.Anyway, glad I found your site, and just ordered your re-issues.Take care,Billy
Billy Bramlett <wbramlett@equisystems.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 13:30:30
'The Producers' music makes me shine and smile.
e. s. ortiz-gonzalez <eddcartes@yahoo.com>
san juan, P.R. - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 16:40:16
I was a huge Producers fan in the '82-'88 years nad owned the debut and Y MTH albums. I found a local area band in '85 called The Verandas with a very similar musical style that covered She Sheila and was ecstatic!! The Producers eventually played in Omaha around '86-'87 and The Verandas opened for them. I think the bands had met previously and there was some connection there. It was an awesome show, both bands rocked, Wayne Famous was in form and I had the night of my life - danced 'til I dropped. By that time, I was chummy with The Verandas guys and they introduced me to Van and Wayne after the show - I'll never forget it. I recently got the debut/YMTH combo CD from my borther as a birthday gift. I just discovered Coelacanth and ordered it. Used to have RFYL on LP - would love to find it on CD if anyone knows where I can get it. I'm thrilled to see that the band still performs and have set a goal of getting to one of their shows. -GCW
Gary Wood <gary.wood@cox.net>
Omaha, NE USA - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 11:27 :34
Have to agree with Charlie's comments. The Summerfest show was the best that I have seen the lads since '82 ! Van was smiling & happy, with terrific guitar playing & strong vocals. Kyle's voice is incredibly strong, and his stage presence is great. Brian was his typical self, providing the solid basis on which the whole group thrives. Wayne is finally feeling healthy again, and provided us with a little dancing, just like the old days.Four great musicians, four great guys ! My only negative is that on "Life of Crime", Brian's microphone is never loud enough. We could not hear him at all in Milwaukee, and could only BARELY hear him at Stevens Point.The Stevens Point show was very good, and it was clear for all to see that once again the guys had a lot of fun.Am really looking forward to the Oshkosh show at Waterfest on 7/26/02 ! This is during the EAA Fly-In in Oshkosh, for which over 1 million people descend on Oshkosh to attend. This promises to be a huge show for the band, and is getting some good PR in the area !!Good luck, guys, and have tons of fun !!!
Frank Crispigna III <Frankc@vbe.com>
Greenville, WI USA - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 19:17:17
All I can is WOWWWWW. Been a big fan since 1980. Was senior in high school when first lp came out. Was hooked ever since. Been to many shows on the Riverboat and at Jimmys in uptown New Orleans. Didn't miss a one untill I moved to San Fransico CA in 1987. Did catch a show in 1991 at Jimmys. Happen to be in town saw they were playing. That was 11 years ago. Now I'm back in the New orleans area and started to look up The Producers on web and look what I found. I am so excited to see the guys in Oct. Everyone I introduce to The Producers just loves the music. Also I'm a guitar player and would love if someone could send me chords to some of this great music. Trying to put an 80's band together and want to include The Producers in the set. Any way, keep it going guys and looking very forward to seeing "The Producers" rock the house again. BTW, Love the Coelacanth cd. Hope you put RFYL on cd soon. My x-wife has my autographed copy of RFYL album.
Mark <pwrchord@aol.com>
violet, la USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 19:11:28
I was at the July 3 Summerfest show in Milwaukee and also July 4 in Stevens Point. These may have been the best Producers shows in the past year, because everything just came together right.At Summerfest, they started off in front of a medium-sized crowd, but as the sun went down the seats filled up. The set list was pretty much like most other recent shows, but the band seemed energized, perhaps because Van and Kyle's fiancees were in the audience. In particular, Van sang his ass off that night, and that had to feel good to the boys on stage. Unlike some festivals, the Summerfest sound system was excellent and the house engineer did a great job, putting the vocals right out in front in the mix.The fun thing about the Summerfest s how was talking to people who had come from states as far away as California to see the band. Also, it was great to hear that some Summerfest staffers scheduled their break time so that they could be sure to catch The Producers' show.The Stevens Point show was even better than Summerfest. It was held in a classic bandshell stage on the riverfront, just a very cool setting for a small-town July 4th celebration. This was not a small-time production, though. The sound system was absolutely first-rate, the lighting was excellent, and the promoters really had their act together. The band rolled up to the stage just a few minutes before show time, and hit the stage at exactly 9:30. You've gotta be prompt when you're working for the City of Stevens Point!Again, the show was excellent. Kyle was in fine form, chatting up the audience and dealing with the one person in the crowd who complained that the band was "too loud". Not too loud at all, I'd say. There were quite a few people right down in front, mostly fans who remembered the band from their many shows on UW campuses. Unfortunately, the rest of the crowd was waaayyy in the back, in the beer tent. That's exactly what you would expect in Stevens Point.High points of the show were Kyle's inspired singing (he needs to keep Tanya on the road), his impressive reading of the lyrics to "Breakaway" (I didn't see where they hid the tele-prompter), and Van doing his best to upstage Kyle at every opportunity. Van even played my Tele for a few songs, so I got a kick out of that.I think the band is having fun, and they get better with every show.
Charlie
Milwaukee, WI USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 17:24:16
So, did anyone go to the recent concerts - how were they?
David <atlantagoldeneagle@yahoo.com>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Monday, July 8, 2002 at 22:09:28
Fate...that's what this is. I had the opportunity to work with The Producers in 1985 and I was a fan before then. All these years later I d ecide to find out if the guys are still touring and stumbled across this website. Not only are they touring but they will be in my neck of the woods three times this summer. Can't wait for this coming Wednesday night (7/3/02) at Summerfest-Milwaukee and then Thursday night in Stevens Point(WI)-Riverfront Rendevous. Thanks Paul for maintaining this site!
Larry Schlender <lschlender53545@hotmail.com>
Janesville, WI USA - Monday, July 1, 2002 at 14:19:39
So what does all last posting mean for "The Producers"? Can someone explain?
Kevin Rogers <kevinr@charter.net>
Roswell, GA USA - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 21:20:47
Glad to see the Producers are back and kicking.I saw them play about seven or eight times during the eighties...mostly at USL in Lafayette, La. Their music defined the times...fun, quirky and upbeat.My two-year old daughter's fav orite song is "I Love Lucy"
Chris Packard <packard@ev1.net>
Houston, TX USA - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 22:18:56
I was first turned on to the Producers back in 1981 by a girl that I was dating. I have probably played the album that she gave me, oh it seems like a million times. I bought the second album (You Make The Heat) on its release date.I had not played any music as it was all packed away (long story) until just recently. The first album to hit the turn table was the first release. I have listened to You Make The Heat every day since at least once most of the time at least 5 times and the self titled release every other day.I have a second hand record store that I use to visit so I stopped the other day to see if there were any other releases by The Producers and was thrilled to hear that there were. So I came home and started searching on the internet just to make sure that the releases were from The Producers as I knew them. Well, and her e I am at your website in sheer ecstasy to find out that not only are there releases that I did not know about but they are still touring. I have seen them twice in concert and will be at the Summerfest show on July 3rd.Thank you so much for your website, you have made a huge Producers fan very happy!!!!!!!!!!!!Sincerly,Allen Zirfas
Allen Zirfas <fakingitwell@ameritech.net>
West Dundee, IL USA - Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 23:17:21
Paul --Just an FYI........Was out on the Milwaukee Summerfest website, and saw that The Producers are actually playing on Wednesday, July 3rd, at 7:30 p.m.Can't wait to see the guys again !!!
Frank Crispigna III <frankc@vbe.com>
Greenville, WI USA - Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 21:02:14
I have an audio casstte of a live PRODUCERS show broadcast over a Milwaukee radio station. The date was Sept. 13th, 1985. The venue was University of Wisconsin / Milwaukee. Reco rding quality is decent, considering it's a radio broadcast. There is about an hours worth of material. The band was touring the "Run for your life" LP (remember those?), so the set list is split pretty evenly between the first 3 LP's. Anyoneone that has a similar live recording that would like to trade copies, please e-mail (What a GREAT fucking band!)
mike bortz <jaznoiz2002@yahoo.com>
Valrico, FL USA - Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 09:41:44
I want to thank the band for giving me a sense of melody , and harmony. I grew up in the south. Thanks for all the great music and shows. Just remember " we all love Lucy "
matt zwick <matzzy@aol.com>
columbus, oh USA - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 14:49:54
always liked the producers music...knew bryan when i was a student at west ga. college in carrollton, ga. i played in a band and bryan was in high school at the time. he was always wanting to sit in on so me stuff but we always refused..little did we know...!!
kenny canady <kennycan69@hotmail.com>
atlanta, ga USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 15:05:11
Please tell me if The Producers is going to be coming to Seattle, and when? I heard something about it coming along with Mamma Mia, but unfortunately I didn't hear where and when. Thank you, Marti Pimtzner
Marti Pimtzner <mpimtzner@hotmail.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 13:02:36
After years of searching, finally found both this site and a producers CD in the same week. It's about time. Have been a fan since seeing the What's He Got and Certain kinda girl videos on MTV in the early 80's. I had a copy of run for your life that I played to death. Any chance that will be reissued on CD or does anyone know where I can get a copy of the tape? I actually used Waiting on a Train in a Communications class where we had to make a music video in 1988 at Marist College in Poughkeepsie NY. Anyway, great site Paul, thanks for the memories. Any help locating the RFYL cd would be most appreciated.
Andy Quackenbush <quacksue@cs.com>
Albany, NY USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 16:41:49
Hey guys really enjoyed your music in the 80's. I was one od the audio engineers you worked with from Pyramid audio in New Orleans when you use to play on the boat The President. Going to try to come check out the show in Mandiville if I'm not working. Thanks for the great music. Peace!
Michael Nestor <twoloudnest@aol.com>
Kenner, La. USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 13:29:47
OK, WE ALL KNOW YOUR GREAT!!!BUT IF YOU DON'T PLAY OHIO...U SUCK!!!
Steve Schobel <bongo594@aol.com>
youngstown, OH USA - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 03:37:23
John:Thanks for the Music Mid town report! My wife and I were hoping to attend but unfortunately we had to miss that one. Anyway, again thanks and we hope to make some shows this summer.Frank
Frank <adamo63@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 10:07:04
My site didn't show in the last listing,so here it is.http://www.onlinerock.com/fans/awayguy/Please go have a look/listenThanks
Wayne S. <stephens.144@osu.edu>
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 13:55:14
Please, if and when you guys are traveling stop by Columbus, OH and do a show. I saw you play here in Columbus and down in south Fla. back in 80's. I'd really love to see ya live again. Get ahold of the people at "Promo West" they have a few places in town to promote a show like yours. Best of luck with the new CD........... Hope it sells billions
Wayne S. <stephens.144@osu.edu>
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 13:52:22
I guess I was the only site visitor who saw the band at Music Mudtown. As usual....great set. Van looks great and sounds as good as he did 22 years ago. Wayne is still the crowd favorite and hasn't lost his ability to get them going. Kyle has regained completely his stage presence and his love of performing live. It was really uplifting to see Bryans daughters Merrell and Rachel bopping to the music to at the side of the stage. Bryan is still the best rock/pop drummer that I have ever seen. I have seen the band live probably more than anyone, except the guys in the band and I'll say that "A Hard Days Night" sounded the most ballsy and best I have EVER heard it. We can only hope we get another 22 years out of these guys, even if we have to attend with our walkers! Way to go Producers!!!
John McDaniel <bentvisi on@earthlink.net>
Lilburn, Ga USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 22:29:51
I was not able to attend the Atlanta show on May 4th. Could someone please let me know how it went ? I am really hoping to hear that the guys rocked the house !!Thanks !!!
Frank Crispigna III <frankc@vbe.com>
Greenville, WI USA - Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 19:24:52
Great site. I first saw The producers at "Bessie's Boathouse" located in Norfolk,Va. I think I saw them every year for about 6 years. I have collected all of their albums. I lost the "Run for your life" album in a fire. If any of the fans know where I can get a CD of that album, I would greatly appreciate it. It was my ultimate favorite album.
dave e <dernst@msn.com>
cornville, az USA - Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 23:55:37
Seen the Producers many time's in the eighties around L.S.U.and New Orleans Great band..Thank's to this web-site I have rediscover'd them..thank's.. Does anybody know where I can find a Run for life CD?edlandry1@excite.com
ed <edlandry1@excite.com>
gonzales, La USA - Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 21:00:55
I saw the Pproducers at the Rainbow Theatre, exists no more, in Denver, Colorado sometime in 1982. It was one of the best shows I ever saw and they were great. I really liked the way they played Dear John. I hope that they come back to Denver again sometime.
Richard McCarthy <brichitoka@juno.com>
Westminster, Co USA - Friday, May 3, 2002 at 19:33:52
The Producer's are everything a rock band should be (in my humble opinion.) Great vocals, solid musicianship, and a very energetic live show. What else good you want? My sister turned me on to them in 1981 after seeing them play in Tallahassee, Fl. I wore out the grooves on that debut LP. I used to own the cassettes to the first 2 albums and had heard the 3rd "Run For Your Life". I can honestly say that I like every single song they have ever done. I did get to see them play once at the Panama City, Fl. municipal auditorium. They were great!
John Parker <jp5429bellsouth.net>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 10:48:07
I was and still am a huge Producers fan, was very excited to findthe 1st two albums on CD, as well as the unreleased album, Coelacanth,heres a couple things that might suprise you...the song "Slow Dancing" was originally on the third album, Run for your Life....also, anothersong from Run for your Life, the last song on the album called"Cant Cry Anymore", was covered by the band Kansas on the Kansas album"Power"...they took the original Producers song and enhanced it quitea bit...still, shows the power of the song.....someone start a push to get Run for your Life released on CD!!!!
lee <flubbusboy@hotmail.com>
los angeles, USA - Monday , April 29, 2002 at 03:22:29
The Producers are still my favorite band of all time. I just converted an old Betamax tape to VHS of the 1982 New Years Eve on MTV. It came out quite good. It makes me feel good each time I watch it. All of those memories back in the early 80's. The Producers were definitely part of my life, and watching the 1982 New Year's Eve Bash with The Producers brings them all back to life. Thank you - Producers!
Robert Frank <rmfrank@bellsouth.net>
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA - Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 08:55:00
Great site,I actually worked for them for a couple of years during the 80's.Just found COELACANTH today and remembered them playing a few of the songs,Great album.If any of the band reads this site J.L. says hey,
J.L.JAMISON <jamisonjl@aol.com>
Key West, FL USA - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 16:19:56
COELACANTH Info...For those that need to know..LO LNow, if we can just get people to re discover The Producers and bring our favorite band back to life too!!!Scientists to Study 'Living Fossil' FishCoelacanths Have Been Swimming in Seas for 400 Million Years, Outliving the Dinosaurs By Ed StoddardReutersJOHANNESBURG (April 3) - Scientists are launching a major study of "living fossils" in deep waters off South Africa with the help of a small submersible craft that can probe to depths of 1,300 feet. It is hoped that the mini-sub -- which can fit only two people -- will shed light on the elusive coelacanth, a curious looking fish that has been swimming the seas for an astonishing 400 million years. "We want to have 19 days of diving," said Dr. Philip Heemstra, a biologist with The South African Institute for Acquatic Bio-diversity. The coelacanth -- nick-named "Old Four Legs" because of its extra, limb-like fins -- was believed to have been extinct for 70 million years until one was caught in 1938 by a trawler off South Africa and identified by a museum curato r. That catch stunned the scientific community and was widely regarded as the zoological find of the 20th century. Coelacanths were subsequently discovered near the Comoro Islands and Indonesia, but South Africa's remained a secret until late 2000, when deepwater scuba divers came across them by chance in Sodwana Bay off the country's northeast coast. DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS The group that discovered Sodwana's coelacanths have since done more dives in the area and caught several of the fish on film. "We are starting from almost square one in dealing with the Sodwana coelacanths," said Heemstra. "The divers reckon they saw six or seven different individuals. You can tell them apart because each one has a unique pattern of white markings over its head and body," said Heemstra. Heemstra said the submersible -- which is operated by a German scientist who has used it to study the Comoros population -- will probe the area's huge canyons for more coelacanths to begin a count of the ancient species. There are at least t hree canyons off Sodwana Bay that drop 3,300 feet and more below the surface and there are several other canyons north and south of the bay. The fish are only found at depths of 100 meters (330 feet) or more below the surface, tend to be nocturnal and spend much of their time in caves, making them extremely difficult to observe. The search for Sodwana Bay's coelacanths has been linked to the deaths of three scuba divers, underscoring the dangers of exploring such depths without the aid of a submersible. Juveniles have never been sighted in the wild, leading scientists to speculate that they live at very deep levels. "We hope that since the sub can get down to 400 meters that we may see the juveniles for the first time," said Heemstra. COELACANTHS FOUND OFF KENYA, MADAGASCAR Last year a 5 feet 6 inch long coelacanth was caught by a trawler off the coast of Kenya. Specimens have also been caught by fishermen off Mozambique and Madagascar, leading scientists to speculate that other populations may be found off A frica's sun-kissed east coast. "If there are canyons running up the coast of East Africa we may be able to find coelacanths off Tanzania and as far north as Kenya," said Heemstra. Other discoveries would delight marine biologists as the fish is widely considered to be rare and vulnerable. A large fish that can grow to lengths of two meters (6 feet 6 inches) or more, it is a slow breeder that gives live birth instead of laying eggs. Scientists fear coelacanths could be threatened by global warming if rising ocean temperatures destroy life-nurturing coral reef systems -- a phenomenon that could adversely affect life throughout the marine food chain and at depths below the reef systems themselves. But having outlived the dinosaurs and much more, people shouldn't underestimate the tenacity of this resilient creature to survive.
Roger Chase <HyperGrowthTM@aol.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 10:31:46
Make that a "three-fer"! What the heck?! "Fighting soldiers from the sky...fearless men blah blah blah blah".Ret, take it easy bro! This is a laid back website with laid back people who visit it. Just enjoy the tunes my friend. We all enjoy The Producers' music. It's not about one-upsmanship or who the "biggest fan" is. Hope all is going well for those of you I met at the Coelacanth gig in October. Hope the guys are playing lots and thinking about recording some new tunes(I still think they need to add 'Dance on my Heart' to the ol' set list!). RobP.S. My girls soccer team won the AZ state title in Febru-ary. I attribute it to my great taste in music!
Rob Coombs
AZ USA - Monday, April 8, 2002 at 23:46:35
i am with you Kevin. i wondered what the "ex navy seal who knew them when" was talking about!Ret is it? Put down the crack pipe, and back away from the computer.
blaine <hearmycd@yahoo.com>
tampa , fl USA - Saturday, April 6, 2002 at 08:41:23
Wh at the hell was that all about? I think you are still on the drugs you took back in the 80's. When you can politely talk sense about this website then proceed to explain that jibberish you posted. If someone understood any of that mess, then please interpret it for me. See ya at Music Midtown in May!
Kevin <kevinr@charter.net>
Roswell, GA USA - Thursday, April 4, 2002 at 21:10:00
i have already been on this site before and have not gotten the satisfaction i deserve as a long term producers fan! i am sure the individual responsible for the web site is a true fan of the band ,however, i have given the venue of THE BLUE NITE CAFE- on hilton head ,sc, and yet to no avail!! I have requested autographs from the band to no avail------this , as i understand the prognosticator of this website is only willing to sheepishly ask the band!! I on the other hand would like a further dialogue with the band members, for I truly believe they would remember me from t he 80's because i was always there in the south!!! I play music and have frequented similiar studios in atlanta and can play most PRODUCERS songs because i loved them when!!!! i do not like being treated like a kid on the website with nothing to do!! this website either gives me access to my brothers or it inhibits it-- you choose! i shall see these guys again because i can afford it when the time is right, yet i am a fan much like yourself trying to navigate someones BS!!! please let these guys know of my existence and tell them the truth or let me speak to them... i am NOW AN EX-NAVY SEAL who knew them when!! life is good for all! please do not make me peruse the EBAY lot for that which is honorable!!! I was probably there before you even knew they were great!!!! give to live and live to give!! please....maha bone my brother!!!!safety in numbers numbers just the same---u choose!! in person i am a really nice guy with pleasure in the fingertips!! when one bleeds the daylights out of the day , it breathes th e night!!my love to each of you,cheers!RET TAYLOR39 LAKEVIEW CT.BLUFFTON, SC. 29910912-629-9255
RET TAYLOR <MikeD1087@aol.com>
bluffton, sc USA - Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 23:46:28
WOW!!! Im so pumped that I found this site on the Producers!!! - man their stuff still stands the test of time unlike so much 80"s stuff... its great still!!!! 2002, and Im syked to find the projects re-released~~ is there any shows in tx anytime soon?!?!?!? Theyrule. I am a full time musician and super critial of the no talents no melody music out there today, and Its just a breath of fresh air to hear the Producers stuff again.. ay new projects?!?!?lataaa
wayne <wkerr@flash.net>
houston, tx USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 14:10:29
Here we go again!!! Producers Summer Tour 2002!!!More dates to follow. I can't wait!!!!Sat 05/04/02 Atlanta, GA Music Midtown Festival Thu 07/04 /02 Stevens Point, WI Riverfront Rendezvous Fri 07/26/02 Oshkosh, WI Waterfest
Roger Chase <HyperGrowthTM@aol.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 10:16:14
The Producers are scheduled for Saturday at the "Music Midtown" festival in Atlanta ...see http://www.musicmidtown.com/index.cfm for info...
Kevin Rogers <kevinr@charter.net>
Roswell, Ga USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 19:57:41
For those of you in the Midwest, the Producers are currently booked to do two shows this summer. The first is July 4th in Stevens Point, the second is July 26th in Oshkosh. The Oshkosh show promises to be huge, as it is being held during the EAA Fly-In. The Fly-In has brought in as many as 1M people in a week, with most of the visitors arriving before the first weekend (the 26th - 28th). This show is getting a lot of press & word-o f-mouth activity already, and it is still 4 months away !Man, I can't wait !!!
Frank III <frankc@vbe.com>
Greenville, WI USA - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 19:59:28
I LOVE the Producers and wish they would visit NYC so we "Yankees" could get more of their incredible music.I was first turned on to the Producers in the summer of 1985 by another group of great musicians who went on to become "King's X" (Thank you Todd, Gerry and Doug!)If you haven't checked out King's X, you should!Lucy! . . . Lucy! . . .
John Ascione <John.Ascione@VerizonWireless.com>
Cranford, NJ USA - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 18:34:19
HOLY CRAP!!! Do you have ANY idea how long I've been waiting and hoping to find The Producers on CD??? (Why, of course you do. You're a fan too.) When my local Tower listed the first 2 albums and something called Coelacanth on One Way Records I had them ordered (and hoped aga inst all hope that they would be real since I had been disappointed so many times before). When they actually showed up I nearly lost my mind. I've had to live with only the first 2 LPs (transfered to cassette) and a cassette copy of "Run for your life" for far too long.(Which has the far superior version of "Slow Dancing". One of my fave songs by anybody.) I've been a pro-musician (Bass/Vocals/Sequence programming) since age 13 (I'm 37 now) and have play several Producers songs in various cover bands. I saw them live once in the mid 80s at First Avenue in Minneapolis (I'm originally from the mid-west) and they Killed! Their version of "A Hard Day's Night" is one of the best Beatles covers I've ever heard.
Rick Watson <GrooveDaddy@Prodigy.Net>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 01:46:31
Please give me feedback on Wayne's Website. Thanks!http://www.waynefamous.com
Kevin Rogers <kevinr@charter.net>
Roswell, GA USA - Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 22:16:17
Go check out Wayne's ultra cool website at WayneFamous.com
Bill Larsen
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 15:42:27
Enjoyed the Producers at The Attic in Greenville, N.C., in the '80s. I was in college there back then. Power pop with a hard-rock, guitar-driven edge . . . with a Beatles influence yet! Wonderful stuff . . . and Van Temple is an amazing guitarist and songwriter. I'm glad to see the band still gets together, and would love to see them again in concert. Look forward to adding the new album to my collection . . . Peace!
Mark Anderson Moore <mark319@earthlink.net>
Raleigh, NC USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 11:45:09
just wanted to let you know i do a radio show outside detroit on 89.3 whfr fm or http;//whfr.hfcc.net and on wednesday night february 20,2002 from 8-10pm in my show the lounge act i will feature two hours of the producers straight what a concept. So if you get a chance log me on as we will be rocking it up taking you head first. hopefully we will get and interview again like i did with kyle in august.
frank m <franksland@hotmail.com>
trenton, mi USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 13:00:48
Good webpage you have here, and best greetings to you allAnd You Are --> WELCOME <-- To Visit My Webpage as well --> I have followed the band since '82 I guess...who knows, I've been to a few shows and slept a few off since then!Anyhow - their debut and YMTH cassettes were played into small particles of acetate and minerals in our van's tape deck when I was on the road with another band (another lifetime ago).Too bad they never turned out to be the superstars they are.Or maybe a good thing they didn't. Either way, those of us lucky enough to enjoy them will pass the flame.I have pics from a show at the Sports page2 in Shreveport,LA where I was the DJ. They signed YMTH and RFYL for me, along with a set list. YES, I still have it!Thanks for the site, and for directions on where I can find the double CD, which I am going to order now.Ronster
Ron Anderson <ronwest@mail.com>
Normal, IL USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 14:44:12
By the way, guys...please find your way down here to Miami sometime...I know for a fact you'll get a large nostalgic crowd. I alone would bring like 50 people.
Joel Someillan <joelsom@mindspring.com>
Miami, FL USA - Thursday, February 7, 2002 at 13:38:20
I am a Grammy-winning producer/songwriter and my band in high school used to play covers by The Producers. We did "She Sheila", "What's He Got", and "You Go Your Way". I don't know if the guys are aware they had a big following here in Miami, but those cover tunes went over very well. O ne night in 1986, a member of my band calls me and says that The Producers are pelaying in a tiny bar in South Miami called Big Daddy's Lounge. I couldn't believe it ...but sure enough The Producers gave a crowd of about 50 one hell of a show in this tiny lounge...and I was in heaven. I love these guys...they've been a big influence on my songwriting career. I spoke with Van on the phone once...I'd love to chat with them again sometime.
Joel Someillan <joelsom@mindspring.com>
Miami, FL USA - Thursday, February 7, 2002 at 13:29:20
I saw the Producers in Madison, WS; Eau Claire, WS; and in Minneapolis at First Avenue. I'm 38 and I still know the first two albums by heart. I just got Ceolocanth. Trouble With Love is great! How about a Midwest tour?
jim <mccannz@msn.com>
st. paul, mn USA - Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 18:38:21
I remember the night they played the MTV New Years Show. MTV was still real new and something about it seemed very magical. Probably because, I was 12 or 13 years of age and everything was new and wonderful. Wayne was a wild man. How surprised I was when I could download their materials off the net. Adolescence re-sprung.
sonetlynx <sonetlynx@yahoo.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 00:37:05
So how does that relate to "The Producers"?
Kevin <kevinr@charter.net>
Roswell, GA USA - Sunday, February 3, 2002 at 14:18:28
When are you fuckin' coming to OHIO ?
Steve Schobel <bongo594@aol.com>
Youngstown, OH USA - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 03:32:31
For those of you in Atlanta, my friend Craig at "Eat More Records" on Jimmy Carter Blvd in Norcross has copies of both CDs in stock. He also sometimes has the LPs and even gets the 45s in som etimes. Give him a call at 770-717-8111.
Bill Larsen
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 08:38:56
The Montgomery show was excellent also. The owner of Michaels Pub said the show sold more advance tickets than any event he's held there...impressive although its a pretty modest place. The Indigo Guys opened up, 2 guys one with guitar the other with a single snare drum and crash. A nice set of covers including Marshall Crenshaw, Cheap Trick, and Neil Finn. The Prods played a terrific set which sounded great, and then stayed around to jam through some fun covers as well. Sounds like the same set list from Atlanta with only Primitive Man played from the new disc. Afterward they hung out and were graciously signing stuff and talking with the fans. Thanks guys! An enthusiastic crowd too...folks there from Atlanta and New Orleans mixed with locals. Really enjoy the shows and am so glad they get out there for us. Oh yea, for the Wayne-watchers, he was fun of course but did not do the trademar k dance that night...perhaps his back is not up to consecutive shows. Would like to see them include something from RFYL in the set. All the best.
Steve Mc
Alpharetta, GA USA - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 20:07:25
Approximately 20 years later, I got the chance to see The Producers play live again! In 82 I saw them in concert at college, and last Friday I had the pleasure again at Smith's!!! I was not disappointed! I smiled the entire set! Of course, the next morning was not fun - I have three kids, and they don't care that Dad and Mom were out until 2:30... But they understood that we went to see the band that goes, "Luuuuuucy, Luuuuuuuuuuuuucy!" They love that song. I would have liked to have heard Right Man for the Job and Slow Dancin' off of Coelacanth ( I enjoyed Primitive Man), and overall it was a thrill to hear their music live. I hope to be able to see them again.
David <atlantagoldeneagle@yahoo.com>
Marietta, Ga USA - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 21:30:15
Approximately 20 years later, I got the chance to see The Producers play live again! In 82 I saw them in concert at college, and last Friday I had the pleasure again at Smith's!!! I was not disappointed! I smiled the entire set! Of course, the next morning was not fun - I have three kids, and they don't care that Dad and Mom were out until 2:30... But they understood that we went to see the band that goes, "Luuuuuucy, Luuuuuuuuuuuuucy!" They love that song. I would have liked to have heard Right Man for the Job and Slow Dancin' off of Coelacanth ( I enjoyed Primitive Man), and overall it was a thrill to hear their music live. I hope to be able to see them again.
David <atlantagoldeneagle@yahoo.com>
Marietta, Ga USA - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 21:29:25
Separated at birth: Kyle Henderson and Eric Foreman on That 70's Show? Discuss. :) Smith's Olde Bar did rock. I had my usu al place in front of Mr. Famous. I was amazed he knew my name from October! I wanna hear them perform "Who Do You Think You Are" sometime in the future! Hopefully, some of my pictures from the show turned out.
Bert Cummings
Hapeville, GA USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 22:41:44
Hello fellow Producers fans:After viewing recent posts I think we should be careful when comparing Producers shows from the early '80's with shows from recent years. My wife and I have traveled to see the band in Spartanburg (9/01), Atlanta (10/01) and most recently at Smith's in Atlanta (1/02). You really can't fairly compare the band that played 300 shows a year with a band that probably plays less than 30 dates a year.We still enjoy seeing the group play and I'm sure we'll continue to do so when we can. I do think that the band should be playing more tunes from "Coelacanth" though. Only one song, "Primitive Man" was performed at Smith's. It just makes sense that 3-4 of those songs should be included in the sh ows since the record was only released 3 months ago. Also, the Smith's show had a large number of folks under the age of 30. A banner "www.producers.org" or some other marketing tool posted at shows could really help drive that younger demographic to the website and theoretically sell more cd's. These are just my opinions. I'm glad that the band is still playing and I think they still could have an influence on this younger audience.Frank
Frank Adams <adamo63@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 12:04:25
Smith's Ole Bar had a very nice crowd. I have to say that indeed the band was "crisp" and sounded great. The guys really got into it and it showed. Wayne even did his trademark dance and Van was dancing also more than usual. Brian was really on and Kyle was entertaining. They all have such a great attitude and also stayed after the show to mingle among the fans. Wayne,Kyle,Brian,Van, if you read this, that means alot to us f ans when you take time to talk and reminiscence about the past. Once again, you guys defy the times and kicked butt. Hope to see you here again.
Kevin <kevinr@charter.net>
Roswell, GA USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 10:56:30
I was at the Smith's show in Atlanta and I can honestly sayit was a Great Show! The guys sounded great, put on a goodshow, were very into the music and the large crowd loved it.Just to address the not so stellar comments I made in the earlier posting of a couple of earlier shows. I ran into Wayne in line for the mens rooms (yea thats right we weretalking in the line to the mens room) and he infact, did read my comments and others posted and he told me he was glad people were honest and he agreed that some of the earlier shows were loose and alittle off. He told me that they were set to play for the Smith's show and he wasn't wrong. Wayne, you spark the crowd ! I was standing watching people as they react to you and you did not disappoint (the old dancing was back, thanks).
Ric <reelefx@mindspring.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 19:31:53
Need 2-4 Creed Tickets in Bham Jan 18 2002. My little sister wants to take some friends. Please help. I want to surprize her. I'll take a few as two if you want to sell them.
Dave <Premiereinc@yahoo.com>
Birmingham, AL USA - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 16:27:16
Frank, to give you a little backgroud, I have seen the band just about everytime they have been in the New Orleans area, I own every album, I have spent endless hours searching for the music when it went out of print going so far as to spend $40.00 on ebay for a cassette of Run for Your Life so I could make my own CD. I have met with the band on several occasions and continue to support them. I think they are a major talent! I'm just saying that the show left me feeling disapointed and af ter reading your review I got a good laugh, so don't tell me I don't know the real Producers. And by the way The Album is called HELP! by the Beatles Whom I am also a huge fan of and the Track number is 14 and the song is DIZZY MISS LIZZIE, It was a Larry Williams cover song Look it up.
Mike <mbieller@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, LA USA - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 12:26:35
This is for Mike, the brain surgeon from Slidell, LA.First of all dumbass, I had no alcohol at the New Year's Eve concert (did you ?).Second, the song is Juicy Miss Lucy (Dizzy Miss Lizzy ?? -- what planet are you from ??) !! If you confused the name of this song, perhaps that explains much about the rest of your comments !! Do you know anything at all about music ?Third, the opening act started late, hence the Producers were forced to start late. Seriously, Mike, do you have a clue at all, or are you one of those individuals that has made some bad life choices and is now dis ppointed with everything in his life ? Get the major chip off your shoulder !!I stand by my original Review of the New Year's Eve concert. Perhaps the band could have been better, but all of you idiots are still expecting to see the Producers from 1981 & 1982. I dare say that none of us are quite what we were back then !For the true Producers fans, I caught the show last night in Atlanta. Van & Kyle's vocals were awesome, and the rest of the band was great. Nice job by David Brown on Bass on Oh Darlin' !!! True, these guys are not in their 20s & 30s anymore, but they kicked ass !And if you don't agree with me, tough !Word of Warning......... You should all appreciate what you have in this band, and pray that they don't begin reading the postings of the clueless like Mike, and choose not to perform anymore !!
Frank Crispigna III <frankc@vbe.com>
Greenville, WI USA - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 00:33:20
I appreciate the comments on the recent Produ cers shows, but considering this isnt a full time gig anymore I think they are remarkably tight. Just go have some fun with the band. I missed the Atlanta show but will be in AL tonight.
Steve McCullough
Alpharetta, GA USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 11:32:13
Tonight's gonna rock!
Bert Cummings
USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 17:52:33
I have to agree with Mike and Ric, there comments were righton. I saw these guys recently also, and it was nothing likethe shows I remember. There was some young band opening probably no more that 17-18 year old members that were not only more professional, but played much better. I know you guys have played off of set list during your career so why stop now ! P.S. I will be at the Smith's show on Friday 11thso I will give a true account of the show and how the guys perform. (Bring Back the Real Producers)
Mark <sitb62@hotmail.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 14:5 0:05
Paul, take it from a true Producer Fan, Franks account of the New Years Eve show is extremly scewed! If that was the best he's seen then he has'nt seen the Real Producers. I think he must have had more alchohol than the band did. I saw the band about 3 years ago in a small club in Slidellright outside of N.O. and they rocked I was looking for that again but they did not deliver, So sorry Frank but your review is dead wrong!! P.S. the song is Dizzy Miss Lizzy not Juicy Miss Lucy.
Mike <mbieller@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, LA USA - Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 21:40:21
Just a follow-up on Mike's comments before. I have been a Producers fan from the very beginning. I can tell great stories of shows in Athens and Atlanta area. I have all therecords and have seen them live so many times I can't count.I recently saw them at the Cotton Club for there CD releaseparty. I too was very disapppointed ! I have never in therehistory seen the band thi s way. They were extremely unorganized, out of tune, and unprofessional. I understandthat they probably are just doing these shows for fun and to play the songs for the fans once again. But, its hard forfans like myself to watch a band that was always professional and placed all on there music, to perform in this way. I understand people get older and think they are past there prime and appeal, but I have always lived by youronly as old as you feel and want to be. The state of music currently on the radio makes one appriciate the Producers music and can see how its stood the test of time, for its as fresh and new as it was 15 years ago. Sorry for the soapbox, but these guys have something special together andpeople are still paying to come out and see them and will continue to do so. Good luck !
Ric <reelefx@mindspring.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 11:48:49
Saw you guys at the Boathouse in Norfolk... I think it was one of your last shows.... You guys were great!! Thanks for the music... Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston <markobx@beachlink.com>
Nags Head, NC USA - Monday, January 7, 2002 at 10:39:06
5 MORE DAZE. WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!
Bert Cummings <see below>
USA - Sunday, January 6, 2002 at 23:21:46
About the New Years Eve Show in N.O.I am and have been a huge fan since 1980, I have seen the band about 12 times livesince they started, and could not wait till New Years Eve when I heard they were coming back.A good friend who moved to Lexington KY, was in for the holidays he is also a huge fan from way back,took an extra day of vacation to catch the band, Well to make a long story short we were very dissapointedin the show, they were late, off key and very disorganized, Van's voice was'nt there aized, Van's voice was'nt there at all but for 1 songand Kyle goofed off all night. Sorry for the bad review but I know these gu y's are extremlytalented and can do much better! Hopefully they will be back and in better shape next time.
Mike <mbieller@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, LA USA - Friday, January 4, 2002 at 23:36:06
8 more daze 'til the show at Smith's Olde Bar. I'll be standing in my usual place in front of Mr. Famous. I would LOVE to see The Producers do a show with Cheap Trick. If I ever hit the lottery, it WILL happen, and you're all invited! :)
Bert Cummings <bertcummings@ironmaiden.com>
Hapeville, GA USA - Thursday, January 3, 2002 at 18:01:33
I'm looking for a Producers' FAN...Steve Sparks, originally from Texas. We met SEVERAL years ago, and were immediate friends thanks in large part to our Producers connection...He was in DeMolay, and I believe is SRSPARKS in the guestbook, but has no forwarding email. Steve, if you read this, contact me!...Mindy
Mindy Bradley <mlbradley1122@hotmail.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 14:18:29
Hey Paul, I subscribe to Keyboard magazine, and there's an article on Wayne and the Producers in their December issue (www.keyboardmag.com). This site is mentioned, as well. Man, I get goosebumps every time someone gives these guys the recognition they so richly deserve!!! E-mail me if you'd like me to send you a hard copy of the story. Congrats, Wayne!Peace! - Steve Davis - Galesburg, IL
Steve Davis <80sguys@thrillsville.net>
Galesburg, IL USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 14:01:01
Been a long time fan since the early 80s back in Tallahassee, Florida when I was a student at FSU. I plan on ordering your first two CDs online. I have been looking for them on CD for a long time.
Angie Falk <fsuer81@aol.com>
Calabasas Hills, CA U SA - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 16:35:44
i remember seeing the producers way back in 1981 in savannah, ga!!i can't remember the name of the place cause it use to change with the times, but i beleive it was called remington's, or stonehenge or something like that. they were fantastic!o:fsuer81@aol.com">fsuer81@aol.com>
Calabasas Hills, CA USA - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 16:35:44
i remember seeing the producers way back in 1981 in savannah, ga!!i can't remember the name of the place cause it use to change with the times, but i beleive it was called remington's, or stonehenge or something like that. they were fantastic!!! sssooooo much energy and their playing and harmonies were fabulous!!! i got to meet van and brian after the show as well as wayne and of course they were as nice as they could be. i was playing in a band then and we used to play "what's he got" and "what she does to me" and i still remember them today. i have all of their music including coelecanth( i bought it from m etro city records) (cd) and they have the first two on cd as well. they do not have run for your life but i was able to get it on lp off of ebay!! i've seen the producers every time they came to savannah which was i think 3 times total. i still can't get enough of their music. i am also glad to hear that kyle is back tho' tim is a fantastic bass player and singer! i just like the originals!! its like kiss- i liked the original band the best.the producers should have been as popular as R.E.M. , for they had the goods, but someone failed them miserably( some say al teller,i am sure there were others). i still would love to have their autograghs and wonder what is next??let me know how i coulhey have the first two on cd as well. they do not have run for your life but i was able to get it on lp off of ebay!! i've seen the producers every time they came to savannah which was i think 3 times total. i still can't get enough of their music. i am also glad to hear that kyle is back tho' tim is a fantastic bass player and singer! i just like the originals!! its like kiss- i liked the original band the best.the producers should have been as popular as R.E.M. , for they had the goods, but someone failed them miserably( some say al teller,i am sure there were others). i still would love to have their autograghs and wonder what is next??let me know how i could get their autographs--can i send them something in the mail like a cd or album cover and if so, what address works?i love the web site as well as wayne famous' site. keep up the outstanding work,RET
RET TAYLOR <MikeD1087@aol.com>
bluffton, sc USA - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 12:29:55
OK, i didn't rush out and buy COELACANTH the first day it was in the stores, but now that i have it, i wish i had! EXCELLENT disc. i grew up in North Carolina, seeing the band in Charlotte most of the time, Chapel Hill and a few other places. Just like everyone else, i am extremely excited about the music making it on to CD.Like many deserving bands, these guys have been slighted by radio, record company folks and the media in general. Thanks for the web site. i hope that your schedule will bring you close to Tampa in the future. b
blaine <hearmycd@yahoo.com>
tampa, fl USA - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 06:23:06
I am a huge fan of The Producers! I can't believe the music is finally available on CD (except RFYL). I had resorted to burning CDs from my LPs years ago and the result was pretty good but not nearly as good as the newly released CDs. I hope to see them again soon (they played 3 times in Wichita) but doubt they'll be traveling to my area anytime soon. I'll just have to come see them. Glad to know they're still around!
Brent Davis <guitarmn@kscable.com>
Wichita, KS USA -
For those who have had trouble accessing theproducers.org over the last few days, here is an alternate address to the main page: http://64.158.78.174/Hope this helps everyone.
Bill Larsen
Atlanta, GA USA -
Would appreciate if anyone cuts RFYL CD-Rs!
Scott McPherson <scottmcp@supernet.net>
USA -
My band opened a show for The Producers in California when Sheila was all over MTV. We were huge fans at the time and were so honored to open for you guys. We sat and had some great conversation with Van and Kyle after the show. We had a serious discussion about stage monitors. (Napkins, spit, and stuff it in your ears). I never needed another monitor since then! The real trip is that my son is in love with Blink 182. So I played the reissued Producers double album and mentioned that Blink is the Producers on speed. We compared tracks and did the full on comparison. Also, my lead singer and I do a little unplugged gig here and there and play She Sheila with an acoustic guitar and vocals. Totally rocks. Hop e you don't mind, he and I thought you were long gone and never stopped loving the songs. I just asked my record store to order the new record. All the best to you guys. Be well.Steve Palermo
Steve Palermo <stelios88@sbcglobal.net>
Modesto, CA USA -
Great to see The Producers stuff being made available again, and I look forward to hearing the last record and seeing them live again. It's been a long time, the first time I heard The Producers you could still cop Columbian Gold and Panama Red....man oh man, the memories!
Todd West <rockfest@mailandnews.com>
Atlanta, Ga USA -
I've been checking out the website, awesome! What a great band. I've been a fan for a long time, they played Columbia quite often and I've seen several shows. Is Kyle back in the band? Are they playing anywhere near Columbia, SC?
Philip Moore <PMoore7226@aol.com>
Columbia, SC USA -
Hey folks, great site. I work with Kyle Henderson in his Orlando Florida based band 'The Funk Club.' The Funk Club also features long-time Billy Joel drummer, Liberty DeVitto! Check out Kyle and the guys at http://www.thefunkclub.com
Michael Grosvenor <KDSconnection@aol.com>
Orlando, FL USA -
I know I am already entered as a guest. But I just had to write. I found the CD's on AMAZON.com at a great price and in just four days I had the discs (pretty ammazing when two of the days were the weekend). I am listening to "You go your Way" right now on my computer as I write this. I realy missed this music. Thank you for your web site. And thank you Charly for writing me with information about the CD's, YOU ROCK! Two things I am realy bummed about; Fe the weekend). I am listening to "You go your Way" right now on my computer a s I write this. I realy missed this music. Thank you for your web site. And thank you Charly for writing me with information about the CD's, YOU ROCK! Two things I am realy bummed about; First The band played this summer only 90 miles from my home and I had no clue!! So I missed what soud like a great show and I know my old gang would have made it a reunion of the Jackson Hole show (early eighties).Second, Run For Your Life is not on CD and may never be released on CD due to the fact the master tape is missing. Major bummer.Is there a tour mailing list? If so I need to be on it.Thanks again for your help and keep the faith.
Greg Falk <Cronometro@aol.com>
Wausau, WI USA -
P.S. Also, as I recall, the band that day was Shooting Star. This story, by the way,is in no way a reflection on the great fans we have in St. Louis.....this may have been the first time that we had played in the area, and these poor folks(forgive them,please) had no idea they wer e in the presence of greatness!!
WF
USA -
True story, Dan....good memory....as I recall, some of the items thrown that day were large chuncks of ice(ouch!!)a nice gold watch(I kept that one), and the most memorable...........Van was struck right in the temple(no pun intended) with a FULL can of Scoal Chewing Tobacco, which knocked him down, causing us to temporarily halt the show, 'til he recovered....not the most fond of memories in Producer history.....however, it's pretty funny now! WF
WF
USA -
I saw The Producers at 6 Flags in St. Louis, MO around 84 or 85. They were splitting the show with either Shooting Star or maybe April Wine. Whoever it was, their fans did NOT enjoy or appreciate The Producers (who blew the other band off the stage BTW). The crowd became more and more hostile towards The Producers and began throwing things at them while they performed. The next thing I know, a friend and I are standing next to Wayne Famous daring these little pieces of crap to come down to the front of the stage and settle it! None of which they did. But for a moment, it was the 3 of us looking back at about 400 angry teenagers, sheeesh. I often wonder if the band remembers this moment in not only their careers but in our lives as well. They let the other band play their 2 sets and then came back out and played a final set, late that evening. They put on a hell of a show and showed their professionalism throughtout. I just thought I would share my moment with the band. Here's hoping they will come back to this area for another show.
Dan Fox <blackcrowe37@hotmail.com>
Carbondale, IL USA -
The Producers rock, but were can I get CD's I have tapes some where but I have nothing to play them in.
Greg <cronometro@msn.com>
Wausau, Wisconsin USA -
I'm really digging Coelacanth!! First time around, the tunes that stood out were "Primitive Man", "Renaiss ance", "Out Of My Head" and "Slow Dancing." I listened to it on my morning jog today and thanks to the P's my jog turned into a run!I forgot how good the Producers were. Now I remember why I always thought they were way better than the Police! Makes me yearn for the 80s. Why don't they make good music like this anymore?Oh, and by the way, I just GOTTA have the Certain Kinda Girl video. Can anyone help? I mean I am desparate!! I only saw it once on MTV and it has haunted me ever since. Thanks if you can help.
Emmett McAuliffe <mcauliffe@howellhafer.com>
St. Louis, MO USA -
Looking forward to the New Years eve show. I'm booked and ready to go!! I saw The Producers in Los Angeles in 1982 and till this day It was the best live sounding show I have ever heard. My friend and fellow guitarist who was also at the show still comments on Van's tone. "dirty yet clean I love that gu ys tone! " Love to chat with you guys before the show. Take care...
R. Richards <jerich0927@cs.com>
Vista, Ca USA -
I would like to know how to possibly obtain a copy of the video "She Sheila". Of course, any of The Producers videos would be great to have, but "She Sheila" is a video that I have not seen in a great while....[probably mid 1980's]. It is one of my most favorite videos. Can you help me in my search for a copy of this video, please? Thanks to you, and you've designed an excellent site. Tip o' the hat to ya!!! Sincerely, Chris Coller
Chris <airwischris@yahoo.co enthusiasm of everyone in the house was incredible -- the guys sounded as good as ever -- took some friends that had never heard the producers before -- they were singing what she does to me as we left Rhythm and Brews even -- hope they can return to Chattanooga again in the future--- I cant say enough about the Producers as a band --- they are truly one of the best bands ever and my favorite live band to see --- KEEP ROCKING GUYS !!!!

Brent James <
dreamssoreal@yahoo.com>
Dalton, Ga USA -
OOPS!!!!.... Just for the record....That was Friday night, October 26 in Chattanooga, not Saturday night...Oh well, you get the drift.....lol
TJ & RJ <Otisr_55@yahoo.com>
Franklin, NC USA -
Wow!!!...Saw the band Saturday night in Chattanooga at Rhythm and Brews.....Sensational!!....Great to see the guys still alive and kickin'....a small but very enthusiastic crowd who seemed to know the words to every song....Had the chance to speak with the guys.....and secure some autographs....very friendly, as we bored them with past shows we had seen (opening for John Hiatt and the Animals @ the Fox in Atlanta, also an early 80's Six Flags Show....Recently picked up the re-issue CD of the first two albums as our vinyl was worn out...and looking forward to getting the new one....anyway, the Producers were, and are, at the top of the Power Pop category (even above Cheap Trick, in our humble opinion!!) Keep it up guys, God knows rock n roll needs you more than ever....CHEERS!!!
TJ & RJ <otisr_55@yahoo.com>
Franklin, NC USA -
Check out who's playing NEW YEAR'S EVE in New Orleans!! Please, if you know someone that can go, pass the word. I want to have a packed house. http://www.howlin-wolf.com/
Kevin Rogers <kevinr@charter.net>
Roswell, GA USA -
mel brooks may have complicated my search for "great music" but he hasn't killed it completely! i'm pleased my persistence has paid off ... i was lucky enough to see "The Producers" in Austin, TX in the early early 80's and recently pulled out the original cassette to re-live one of the finest album sides of music ("you make the heat")from that decade or any other! the songs sound as great as ever .... a place here-to-date only reserved for elvis costello!
kevin kamins <kmk@telix.com>
raleigh/durham, nc USA -
Hi, My name is Kelly and I am a 14 year old female who has been singing since I can rememeber. I am trying to get started in the singing buisness but since I do not write my own songs many people will not listen. I do not know if you can help me or not but it is worth a try. Please write me back if you can help me or have and information that could help me. in New York in December!!! Check out