Chiswick Records) that
contained an early version
of Go-Go's hit "Vacation",
penned by Textone (and future
Go-Go) Kathy Valentine...
Although Textones evolved over time, it wasn't until 1984 that they produced their first LP, MIDNIGHT MISSION, released on Gold Mountain Records (a label distributed, like I.R.S., by A&M Records). Three more LPs on three different labels over the next ten years took their toll and Carla decided to become a solo artist. After all, she was by then practicaly the only consistent musician and any recording session anchored by her was essentially a Textones recording.
Besides solo work, Carla did a number of records with virtually a who's who of LA (and beyond) folk-rockers: Gene Clark (ex-Byrds), Mick Taylor, Ry Cooder, Don Henley, John Fogerty, Phil Seymour and others too numerous to mention...
Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Roger Harris
Recorded at Wally Heider's, Hollywood, CA
Mixed at Conway Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Photos by Gary Nichamin
Sleeve Design by Mimi King
Make Up by Christina Sullivan
Thanks To Steve Moore and Bob Saldana
Carla Olson Vocals & Guitars
Kathy Valentine Guitars & Vocals
David Provost Bass
Mark Cuff Drums
Review Coming Soon!
While websites devoted to TEXTONES are not exactly plentiful, one that we DID find is pretty good and important! There are a few other of note as well: