I’ve loved Hackamore Brick since the first time I heard them, over a decade ago, thanks to a well-conisdered intervention from the bins at Mercer Street Books by a good friend. When the group’s songwriters surfaced to play after some 30-odd years, this friend and I interviewed…
Reachin’ is one of my favorite opening tracks of all time. Just such a slow build to start an excellent album. Thanks for reminding me of this, Doug.
In other terrible collaboration news, Joe Walsh and Lita Ford wrote the closing credit music for the briefly-lived Robocop television show. They even appeared in the credits, hamming it up and trying not to look awkward next to robot cop.
Tragicaly, Dusty Springfield released an album of Nu Wave songs in 1983 featuring a track co-written by Sting and this so-so one written by Elvis Costello. It is not good, but it’s very interesting as an artifact.
Charles Wright, who may remember as the leader of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, who gave Express Yourself, Do Your Thing, etc (and my personal favorite, Doing What Comes Naturally!), has posted a rambling eight-minute rant to his personal youtube channel telling women not to wear wigs and weaves anymore. So far only 35 people have viewed it. The video (which I admit to not watching all the way through) is intermittently interrupted by a screaming baby.
I swear the reasons I found this were work related!
This Flavorwire article about the 20 Most Overused Songs in Movies and TV made me laugh this morning. As a former film and television music supervisor, I have been asked on multiple occasions to clear and license the below songs for projects.