David + David

David + David BIOGRAPHY

David + David

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1986

Signed with A&M Records in 1984 after a temporary secretary brought an unsolicited tape to the a&r department. David Baerwald and David Ricketts had only begun working together about three weeks before A&M contacted them.

A&M Records gave the Welcome to the Boomtown album a different kind of promotion. First, every A&M executive was given cassettes of the album to listen to and give to frineds in the music business. Next, A&M placed a strip ad on the bottom of Billboard's cover that offered a cassette to the music industry. Over 400 industry people requested a copy of it. Dave + David visited seven A&M field offices. The retail push reduced the album's price by $2 to $6.98 with a 100 percent return rate and extended time to make the return. Radio was asked to design a promotion that A&M would make. The 2,500 copies of Introducing David + David: An A&M Interview Disk" was sent to college radio, press, alternative radio and 500 retailers.

SOURCES:
Welcome to the Big Time David + David Get Promo Push. Linda Moleski. Billboard, September 20, 1986.

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
David Baerwald
   Born: Jul 11, 1960
   Instrument(s): vocals, guitar
   See David Baerwald
David Ricketts
   Born: Feb 15, 1954
   Instrument(s): bass, guitar, keyboards


David + David PHOTOS

David + David DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

David + David U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
BoomtownA&M Records75021 51341990
BoomtownA&M RecordsSP 51341986

David + David U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Ain't So EasyA&M RecordsSP 174391986
Ain't So Easy/Swimming in the OceanA&M Records29051986
All Alone in the Big City/Swallowed By the CracksA&M Records28821986
Swallowed By the CracksA&M RecordsSP 174311986
Welcome to the BoomtownA&M RecordsSP 174061986
Welcome To the Boomtown/Rock for the Forgotten (a)A&M Records28571986

David + David Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Ain't So Easy1986SP 17439
Ain't So Easy (Edit)
Ain't So Easy

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Ain't So Easy/Swimming in the Ocean19862905
Ain't So Easy
Swimming In the Ocean

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
All Alone in the Big City/Swallowed By the Cracks19862882
All Alone In the Big City
Swallowed By the Cracks

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Boomtown1986SP 5134
Welcome To the Boomtown
Swallowed By the Cracks
Ain't So Easy
Being Alone Together
Rock For the Forgotten (a)
River's Gonna Rise
Swimming In the Ocean
All Alone In the Big City
Heroes

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Boomtown199075021 5134
Welcome To the Boomtown
Swallowed By the Cracks
Ain't So Easy
Being Alone Together
Rock For the Forgotten (a)
River's Gonna Rise
Swimming In the Ocean
All Alone In the Big City
Heroes

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Swallowed By the Cracks1986SP 17431
Swallowed By the Cracks
Swallowed By the Cracks

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Welcome to the Boomtown1986SP 17406
Welcome To the Boomtown
Welcome To the Boomtown

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Welcome to the Boomtown20096025271764
Welcome to the Boomtown
Welcome to the Boomtown
Welcome to the Boomtown
Welcome to the Boomtown
Welcome to the Boomtown
Welcome to the Boomtown
Welcome to the Boomtown
Welcome to the Boomtown
Welcome to the Boomtown

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Welcome To the Boomtown/Rock for the Forgotten (a)19862857
Welcome To the Boomtown
Rock for the Forgotten (a)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Welcome to the Boomtown/Swallowed By the Cracks1986SP 17407
Welcome To the Boomtown
Swallowed by the Cracks


David + David MUSIC CHARTS

David + David on Record Charts

US ALBUMS

TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
BoomtownSP 5134Billboard Pop39

US SSINGLES & EPs

TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Ain't So Easy/Swimming in the Ocean2905Billboard Pop51
Welcome To the Boomtown/Rock for the Forgotten (a)2857Billboard Pop37