Guitarist, songwriter, arranger and producer Alan Shacklock had massive hits with his Art/Prog Rock band BABE RUTH in the 1970s, with singer Jennie Haan. He went on to produce Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Meat Loaf, Mike Oldfield, Bonnie Tyler, Jeff Beck and Roger Daltrey.

“We just wanted to play 20-minute long songs and smoke pot,” admits Francis Dunnery as he and John Beck recall the making of It Bites second album Once Around The World.

One day I had a call from my former JoBoxers producer Alan Shacklock, who had also produced Jeff Beck, Meatloaf and Roger Daltrey, inviting me to play on the new Spear of Destiny album he was producing, which would become The Price You Pay on Virgin Records. This turned into quite an extensive project.

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