|Title:||Fighter Pilot - Barry Diamond|
|Catalogue number:||SP 70035|
|Release date:||June 7, 1983|
Produced by Miles Copeland III
Directed by Stewart Copeland
Personal Appearances by Ian Copeland
Light Show by Derek Power
Engineered by Paul McKenna
Recorded Live At The Comedy Store on Sunset Strip
Mixed at Telstar, Burbank and A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA
Art Direction by Carl Grasso
Special Thanks to: Mitzi Shore, Harris Peet, Phil Singher, Rick Meyerwitz, Tom Leopold, Bruce Springsteen and The Police
Barry Diamond is a stand-up comedian and actor who rose to some degree of prominence in the 1980s. He got a major career-boost after IRS head-honcho Miles Copeland III saw one of Diamond's shows and "...laughed his ass off." Copeland immediately signed the comedian to a recording contract and became his manager.
The album "Fighter Pilot" was recorded live at Mitzi Shore's Comedy Store On Sunset Strip, starting point of practically anyone who is anyone in the world of comedy.
This LP was the first to carry the moniker of the (then) newly founded film/television arm of Miles Copeland's media empire, "CCCP." "CCCP" stood for Copeland, Copeland, Copeland and Power. This production division was housed in the same building as Miles' Los Angeles-based management concern, LAPD (Los Angeles Personnel Direction).
Thanks to: Barry Diamond Discography, Biography and Links at Mr Bill's IRS Records Corner