Teaser (Tommy Bolin album)

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Studio album by Tommy Bolin
Released November 17, 1975 (1975-11-17)
Recorded July 1975 at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, Electric Lady Studios, New York City, Trident Studios, London[1]
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, jazz fusion
Length 37:38
Label Nemperor Records
Producer Tommy Bolin, Lee Kiefer
Tommy Bolin chronology
Private Eyes
(1976)Private Eyes1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Teaser is the 1975 debut album from American guitarist Tommy Bolin.


Teaser was released in conjunction with the album Come Taste the Band by Deep Purple, on which Bolin also played guitar.

This album is cherished by fans for the broad range of styles in Bolin's playing. The material spans hard rock, jazz, reggae and Latin music, often blending these styles together within a single song. It is also considered by many to be some of Bolin's greatest recordings in his short career.

The song "Teaser" was covered by American hard rock band Mötley Crüe on the charity album Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell.

Van Halen would often cover "The Grind" live in its early club days.[3]


Upon its release on November 17, 1975,[4] Teaser received considerable praise from critics. However, due to Bolin's obligations with Deep Purple, he was unable to promote the album with a solo tour and sales were affected as a result.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Grind" (Bolin, Jeff Cook, Stanley Sheldon, John Tesar) – 3:29
  2. "Homeward Strut" (Bolin) – 3:57
  3. "Dreamer" (Jeff Cook) – 5:09
  4. "Savannah Woman" (Bolin, Jeff Cook) – 2:47
  5. "Teaser" (Bolin, Jeff Cook) – 4:26
  6. "People, People" (Bolin) – 4:56
  7. "Marching Powder" (Bolin) – 4:14
  8. "Wild Dogs" (Bolin, John Tesar) – 4:40
  9. "Lotus" (Bolin, John Tesar) – 3:57


Note: Glenn Hughes (of Deep Purple fame) sings lead vocals on the final verse of "Dreamer" but, due to contractual reasons, was not credited.

Note: Tommy's younger brother Johnnie Bolin (of DVC, Dare Force, and currently (2011) with Black Oak Arkansas) also played drums. Bands he played in have often covered "Teaser" live.