Bald - It was the summer of 1988. Tom Grady and Ed Melendez who had become best friends while meeting in high school and together with best friend Steve Hammit would win the 1987 Norwalk All City Talent Show and a cool $100 bucks for their song: The Del Taco Rap. Tom had Ed would later put their creative heads together to write their first mainstream song entitled: "Dreamin". It would later be covered by the band New Day.
As fans of novelty songs and legendary KMET radio disc jockey Doctor Demento, who, along with Steve they'd eventually meet from their appearance on CBS's "The Gong Show". Tom and Ed wanted to try their hand at a new novelty tune. Their efforts would lead them to write the song Bald.
The songs tells the story of an average guy who wakes up one morning to find that his whole world has changed when he discovers that he has lost all his hair. The song follows the now bald guy experiencing the ridicule and awkward events of being bald. The song includes references to famous bald guy Kojak, and his famous lollypop.
Once the music had been record on Ed's Fostex 4 Track, it was decided to have Tom perform the song's lead vocals and Ed would add the background vocals. The song's lead vocals were recorded in a single take. Outside of Tom and Ed, this would be the first time the song is being made public. So for your demented pleasure, we give you Bald.