We Came to Play!

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We Came to Play!
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Studio album by Tower Of Power
Released 1978
Genre Soul, funk
Label Columbia
Producer Steve Cropper
Tower Of Power chronology
Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now
We Came to Play!
Back on the Streets

We Came to Play! is an album by Tower of Power released in 1978. It marked the debut of singer Michael Jeffries, who would stay with TOP through the mid-1980s. Also Steve Cropper (of Booker T. & The M.G.'s fame), produced this album. This album is also noted for featuring Victor Conte, the future founder of the controversial BALCO, on bass, and who is also the cousin of band guitarist, Bruce Conte. Also drummer Ron Beck would take a lead vocal spot on "Love Bug" which features founding T.O.P. drummer David Garibaldi on second drums. Garibaldi would return to the band on the next album, but both Conte's, Bruce and Victor, would not after this album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "We Came To Play" (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka) - 3:38
  2. "Lovin' You Is Gonna See Me Thru" (Clifford Coulter) - 6:04
  3. "Let Me Touch You" (Victor Conte, Chester Thompson, S. Beck, Ron E. Beck, Edward McGee) - 4:33
  4. "Yin-Yang Thang" (Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka) - 4:23
  5. "Share My Life" (Bruce Conte, Hubert Tubbs, Coleman Head) - 3:56
  6. "Bittersweet Soul Music" (Rob Moitoza) - 3:28
  7. "Am I a Fool?" (Hubert Tubbs, Emilio Castillo, Stephen "Doc" Kupka) - 3:58
  8. "Love Bug" (Ron E. Beck, Steve Cropper, Victor Conte, Chester Thompson) - 4:01
  9. "Somewhere Down The Road" (Bruce Conte, Coleman Head) - 4:39


Additional personnel

Engineer – Alan Chinowsky, Alex Kashevaroff, Cheech D'Amico*, Rick Sanchez, Steve Fontano Producer – Steve Cropper