Balance: Peppy Castro (vocals); Bob Kulick (guitar); Doug "The Gling" Katsaros (keyboards, background vocals).
Additional personnel include: Willie Weeks, John Siegler (bass); Andy Newmark (drums); Jimmy Maelen (congas).
Engineers: Tony Bongiovi, Larry Alexander, James Farber, Harvey Goldberg.
Originally released as two separate albums. BALANCE was released in 1981. IN FOR THE COUNT was released in 1982.
Personnel: Doug Katsaros (vocals, keyboards); Danny Raines, Peppy Castro (vocals); Bob Kulick (guitar); Chuck Burgi (drums).
The second and final album by the U.S. rock band Balance, 1982's IN FOR THE COUNT, presents an accessible set of tunes in the AOR vein of Toto and Styx. Fronted by vocalist Peppy Castro (Blue Magoos) and featuring guitarist Bob Kulick (the brother of Kiss's Bruce Kulick), the ensemble mixes hard-rock numbers (see the synth-laden title track) with lighter fare ("Breaking Away"), resulting in a dynamic, if underrated, record.