Cincinnati, 1972

During the early 1970s, Counterpart studio had a lot of session players and woodshedders that released one-off 45s, probably intended to see if they could get interest in specific performers and songs. The Ambushers was the name used on record for a studio creation by Fred Leonard and George Thompson. The songs were "I Need Love!" and "There's Gotta Be A Time". The "I Need Love!" song has acquired a reputation as being a 'garage band' song which is due to the relative lo-fi production and agressive vocal. The recording was probably a one take demo with little or no overdubs. The label used was Snuff records, probably a name 'owned' by George Thompson.

Not much else is known about Leonard or Thompson.

I Need Love! / There's Gotta Be A Time (Snuff 75)