The First Album
In 1975, Clockwork recorded its first album at M&M Studios in Hialeah, Florida. The cover was designed by Carlos Segura (the drummer) and it became the first designed product of what eventually turned into his design career, at Segura Inc. The illustration was done by Duane Munera. The significance of the cover (at 5 O’ Clock) was to represent the five members of the group, with the female being at “five” showcasing our lead singer, Lina Arguelles. The faces outlined the diameter of the clock was “the audience”.
This album’s session group included Alex Cobos on Bass and vocals, Francisco Miret on Rhythm and lead guitar as well as vocals, Carlos Segura on drums and percussion, Kenny Combs on organ and vocals and Lina Arguelles on congas and percussion. (as seen in photo at bottom).
It was produced by Manuel J. Mato and the mixing engineer was Mariano Rodriguez. The photo on the back of the album was shot by Cinestudio.
The album included nine tracks, five on side A…
1) Keep On Bumping, 2) Lloraras, 3) Hey Pocky Way, 4) Be True To Me, 5) Think
and four on side B…
1) Do You Want To Dance, 2) Warming Touch, 3) Do It Baby, 4) Star Of A TV Show
Above are some of the outtakes of the album photo shoot done by Gorge Dalmau at Cinestudios which was located in Coral Gables as indicated in their business card below.
Seen here is the illustrator of the first Clockwork album, Duane Munera (with a friend) at one of our gigs, The Big 5 Club, on March 30th, 1975.