Producer Michael Barbiero has worked with Ziggy Marley, Scritti Politti, Tesla, Chris Whitley, Scare, and Steve Thompson and he's co-produced the Alarm, Exposé, Anthrax, Blues Traveler, and Joe Cocker, among others. His skills as a remixer have been heard on hits by Whitney Houston ("I Wanna Dance With Somebody [Who Loves Me]"), Mick Jagger ("Let's Work"), the Jets ("Rocket 2 U"), and Simply Red ("Money's Too Tight [To Mention]") just to name a few.
Barbiero was born June 25, 1949, in Long Island, NY. He was a remixer during the disco era. Steve Thompson was familiar with Barbiero's work and tapped his versatile services when he was in search of an engineer. Teaming, the two had dance hits, then decided to concentrate on rock, with Geffen Records band City Kids being their first project. The band evolved into Tesla. Other acts produced by Barbiero are Gov't Mule and Jono Manson Band.
Some Michael Barbiero-related releases are Metallica ...And Justice for All, Anthrax's Return of the Killer A's: Best of Anthrax, Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, Reveille's Laced, Tesla's Time's Makin Changes: The Best of Tesla, Aretha Franklin's Greatest Hits (1980-1994), Whitney Houston's Whitney Houston, Gov't Mule's Alphaville, Joe Cocker's Live!, Clutch's Clutch, Scorpions' Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years and Live at Roseland Ballroom, the Psychedelic Furs' Should God Forget: A Retrospective, Teddy Pendergrass' Love Language, Cinderella's Long Cold Winter, Alice Cooper's Trash, Anderson-Bruford-Wakeman-Howe's Anderson-Bruford-Wakeman-Howe, Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon, Counting Crows' Recovering the Satellites, Luther Vandross' Never Too Much/Forever, for Always, for Love/Busy Body, Michelle Lewis' Little Leviathan, Soundgarden's A-Sides/Life of Agony/Ugly, Scritti Politti's Provision, Dan Hartman's Keep the Fire Burnin', Z.Z. Hill's This Time They Told the Truth: The Columbia Years, Fatback Band's Fatback X 11, Civ's Set Your Goals, the Velvet Underground's What Goes On?, Tricky's Juxtapose, Todd Snider's Viva Satellite, Oingo Boingo's Boingo, Chris Whitley's Terra Incognita, and the movie soundtracks to Serpico, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, and Jerky Boys.