I have been working through a number of the folders on the vault, and it’s pretty impressive.
The Payolas were a nearly big deal here. I remember as a kid when “Eyes of a Stranger” was breaking big here and there was an entertainment news thing about them on the TV about the boys being able to maybe quit their day jobs. That song in particular as well as “Where is this Love” (one of my personal favourites) still hold up. But the market in Canada is pretty small, and frankly their choice of name was poison for getting any play on the radio. They did try real hard when David Foster (who only gets a pass because of his stellar work with the Tubes) produced what was to be their break out effort – that stiffed, and frankly I wanted to like it more than I actually did. Bob Rock of course would be fine out there on his own. Paul not so much.
Matt, is a hell of a drummer, and I’ve loved his playing since the first Streetheart record he and Paul Dean were on before Loverboy.
I appreciate the reply. Funny how your gesture meant so much, which is weird and cool all at the same time. The things that were special in one’s youth carry a disproportionate weight as one gets older.
If the stars were to align, yeah I’d like that drink, but not too many.
I know I could geek out for a long time about music and influences, and trying to connect the musical dots across the continents to see where the common ground is would be fun, but I don’t want to wear out my welcome.
Slainte – I do have a quaich, but I’m thinking that was something the tourists buy because it looks cool.