1981, the Ravyns entered Flite Three Studios in Baltimore to
record a slew of new originals penned by Rob Fahey, Kyf Brewer
and Bobby Hird, their sites on procuring a big label deal. Recruiting
Rick Witkowski to produce, the group decided on four of those
tunes - "Rampage" by Rob Fahey and D. Chester, "Alien"
by Kyf Brewer, "Hooked On The Radio" by Bobby Hird,
and "Kicks", a Paul Revere & the Raiders cover - to
make up their first vinyl release, an extended play 10-inch
record simply titled "Ravyns". Short on funds, when
band and producer had trouble reaching a sound that pleased
everyone, John Palumbo was brought in to mix.
By the record's completion the group had nearly
broken up, subsequent with Bobby's decision to join Palumbo
in the newly reformed Crack The Sky. In August 1981, The Ravyns
played their final gig with Hird at Painters Mill Music Hall.
It was coincidentally the first night that "Ravyns"
went on sale. Several hundred were sold and the EP was never
Cast aside as a souvenir from the farewell concert,
"Ravyns" was all but forgotten by the time the group
rebanded a year later, at last finding national attention with
their song in the film, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and a
full length album for MCA. From time to time a copy would surface
in a collectorıs store, fetching as much as fifty dollars.
During a move in 1993, Kyf stumbled across an
uopened box of "Ravyns" EPs, still in their original
shrinkwrap. Ryf now offers them autographed to collectors for
a moderate price of $30, the proceeds of which go toward the
maintenance of www.theravyns.com. Ordering is recommended mainly
for collectors, as the quality of these recordings is not pristene
and a turntable is needed.