One of Sire Records first releases was written and recorded by the Candy Floss team "The Countess" (Eric Marshal & The Chymes) in 1968. Candy Floss went on to have many regional hits on major record labels including "Oscar Crunch" (The Nickel Revolution) Mercury Records and the best known , a national hit "Twenty Years Ago in Speedy's Kitchen" (T.C. Atlantic) Parrot 1968. After Candy Floss, Goldberg and Paulak formed their own band "The Batch" with Arne Fogel, Jay Lee and Whip Lane.
Throughout the early seventies "The Batch" recorded two albums worth of material. But only one record was ever released, "Golden Sun/Hot Summer Nights" (1972). The band broke up in 1974. Goldberg began his solo career recording a folk album produced by Michael Yonkers "Misty Flats". In 1976, Goldberg started a new band - Barry T.
Goldberg & the Hwy 52 Band. They became a popular local favorite and performed from 1976 to 1980. The band included Bobby Z, who later went on to be Prince's drummer in The Revolution. The Hwy 52 Band played a reunion show December 12, 2010.
Goldberg left for New York City in 1979 where he recorded an album for Mercury Records (unreleased). In 1980 he signed with a New York City production company and began recording "When the Night Comes", released in 1983, by Goldberg's newly formed independent record company HIJ Recordings, produced by Cliff Davies (Ted Nugent producer) and Ric Browde (Ted Nugent, Poison, Joan Jett producer). In 1986, after the release of his third solo album, "Absolute Zero" Goldberg moved to Los Angeles to pursue a screenplay writing career and to study acting under the late famed acting teacher Stella Adler. In 1991, Gary Paulak returned from Seattle, Goldberg returned from Los Angeles and they formed a new band called "The Ironweeds" featuring former Batch members and Connie Olson.
The Ironweeds played in Minneapolis and released one album "Dr. Wormwood's Monkey Theater" (1997). In 2002 Goldberg began recording "Empire Moon" his first solo album in 16 years. Read more on Last.fm.
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