|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Rock, country rock, pop rock, soft rock|
Members of the group included John Batdorf (formerly of Batdorf & Rodney), lead vocals and guitar; Brent Mydland (later of the Grateful Dead), keyboards and vocals; Tom Leadon (brother of the Eagles' Bernie Leadon), bass guitar and vocals; Greg Collier, guitar and vocals; and Harry Stinson, drums and percussion. Phil Hartman designed the cover art for Silver, the quintet's only album. The band's recordings were released on the Arista record label.
The single's title, "Wham Bam", was shown as "Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang", and peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of October 2, 1976. It is ranked as the 70th biggest hit of 1976. Arista executives gave the band the song to record, after concluding that none of the other tracks on the album they produced had single potential. Arista head Clive Davis himself co-produced the single with Tom Sellers; the rest of the album was produced by Sellers and Silver.
- Silver 1976
- Musician (It's Not An Easy Life) – 4:47 (Mydland)
- All I Want To Do – 2:40 (Steve Ferguson)
- Memory – 3:28 (George Thomas/Sandi Lifson)
- No Wonder – 6:01 (Collier)
- Trust In Somebody – 3:32 (Collier)
- It's Gonna Be Alright – 3:06 (Batdorf)
- Climbing – 3:18 (Mydland)
- Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang – 3:32 (Rick Giles)
- Right On Time – 2:45 (Collier)
- Goodbye So Long – 3:44 (Batdorf)
Arista released two further singles by the band, Musician (It's Not an Easy Life) and Memory which featured the non-album track So Much for the Past, written by Brent Mydland, on the B-side.
- The Hot 100, Week of October 2, 1976 – Billboard.
- "Top 100 Hits of 1976/Top 100 Songs of 1976". www.musicoutfitters.com.
- "wls89of76". www.oldiesloon.com.