Sunday, August 24, 2008

Don't Need A Credit Card To Ride This Train

Went to the White Sox game in Chicago Saturday, and on the drive back, I was cranking some Huey Lewis and the News in the CD player. Someone once wrote that Huey Lewis looked more like a friend of your dad's than a rock star, but his brand of blue-collar rock was very big indeed in the 1980s. I can't remember if it was mine or my brother's, but SPORTS was a cassette that followed me around almost everywhere for a couple of years there. Though some are better than others, I didn't think there was a weak song on the album.

The disc I listened to today is a greatest-hits compilation I made myself, which includes all of SPORTS (four Top Ten singles), the two hits from BACK TO THE FUTURE and several others, including the seriously underrated "Do You Believe in Love?" Also, "Pineapple Express," the kickass new song played over the closing crawl of the current hit comedy. If you haven't heard it yet, here's the band performing it live on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE:

Huey Lewis and the News hasn't quite aged as well as I expected. For one thing, there's a lot of synth that pretty much pegs the music as a relic of the '80s. It's still fun to listen to, though, as the catchy rhythms and hooks remain bumshakingly addictive.

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Moviezzz said...
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Di said...

SOX game? SATURDAY? Why didn't you invite me?!?!