It takes a brave man to go it alone, in music or in life, and with Tale of the Tape, Boston-born Billy Squier showed he had sufficient backbone (and material) to put his own name squarely behind his songs. Produced by prog-professor Eddie Offord and featuring top names from the US East Coast rock fraternity (including guitarist Bruce Kulick, later to join Kiss), Tale... was the record that established Squier as a singer/songwriter/guitarist of genuine stature. True, he would have bigger-selling albums, but none more influential, with 'The Big Beat' now topping the list of most sampled songs ever. Throw in numbers as downright potent as 'Young Girls', Axl Rose fave 'Calley O' & radio hit 'You Should Be High Love' and you have an album that laid the foundations for a multi-platinum career that continues to this day. Fully remastered, and featuring 2 bonus tracks: 'The Music's All Right' (demo) & 'Young Girls' (demo). Rock Candy. 2006.