B12

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"B12"
Album-...No Sun Today.jpg
Song by Grey Daze from the album ...No Sun Today
Recorded 1996-1997
Released May 23, 1997
Length 2:30
Writer Chester Bennington
Producer Michael Jones

...No Sun Today track listing
  1. B12
  2. What's In The Eye?
  3. Drag
  4. Sickness
  5. In Time
  6. Just Like Heroin (A Little Down)
  7. Sometimes
  8. Hole
  9. The Down Syndrome
  10. Anything, Anything
  11. Soul Song
  12. Saturation

"B12" is the first track on Grey Daze's 1997 sophomore album ...No Sun Today. The song was released as a radio single and became one of the band's two hit songs, along with "Anything, Anything".[1][2]

Background

The band had their first pre-production sessions for their second studio album in February 1996 with David Knauer. There, they recorded a version of "B12". The album version, however, was recorded by Michael Jones during their pre-production session for ...No Sun Today in December.[3]

Sean Dowdell said, "Chester wrote the lyrics to that when he was 12. it was his first lyrically complete songs. Mace and I were screwing arounf with the music and Chester just came in and started singing the parts, it just fit. The chorus we couldn't find words to put there so Chester just started saying hooray hoorah and we loved it..."[4]

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
B12 ...No Sun Today 2:30 1996-1997 May 23, 1997
B12 ...No Sun Today 2:33 2002
  • Re-mixed by Sean Dowdell.
  • Released on LPAssociation for free download in M4A format on July 2, 2007.
B12 Album Pre-Production Live Session February 18, 1996
  • Unreleased.
  • Recorded live at David Knauer's studio.
B12 "No Sun Today" Pre-Production Live Session December 03, 1996
  • Unreleased.
  • Recorded live at the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Live

According to Mace Byers, "B12" was one of the biggest crowd pleasers. Kerry Rose, the band's manager said, "The album was a huge success, scoring a local radio hit with "B-12". We were now drawing up to 1,500 people to a show at the Electric Ballroom."[3]

Personnel

Grey Daze

  • Guitar: Bobby Benish
  • Vocals: Chester Bennington
  • Bass: Mace Beyers
  • Drums / Backing vocals: Sean Dowdell

Production

  • This record was recorded and mixed at the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, Tempe, AZ (602) 858-9400
  • Produced by Michael Jones and Grey Daze
  • Engineered by Michael Jones and Ghery Fimbres
  • Assisted by Kelly "????" Gabler
  • Mastered by Andrew Garver at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood, CA

Lyrics

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