“This was Michael making a comeback. He hadn’t done anything in a while. There was no budget on this record, none at all. But he had a great band, great demos, and I agreed to do it for the kind of money that might get you a couple of hot dogs.
“I liked Michael a lot. I even lived with him while we were making the record at Swing House Studios in LA. I figured out a way to make it happen. He has a great work ethic, a fantastic attitude, and I totally believed in him. Five days of pre-production and not a lot of time recording.
“I got Michael to play sax on the record so he could go out and do it live again. He’s a fantastic sax player. I’m so glad I did the record. The challenge is worth it sometimes. It can’t be about the money. It’s hard to enjoy every minute of making an album, but somebody in the band always stepped up and made it worthwhile.
“It won Album Of The Year from Classic Rock magazine, and it went gold and platinum all over Europe. Of course, it did nothing in the States.”