Monday, October 25, 2010

"Holding Out For A Hero" by Bonnie Tyler.

OK, more big-hair 80's: This Jim Steinman/Dean Pitchford composition was 1st recorded by Bonnie Tyler in '84 for the "Footloose" soundtrack. It peaked at #34 US and #2 UK. The classic opening couplet is a modern example of the nostalgic literary ubi sunt motif. Also part of the "Shrek 2" and "Short Circuit 2" soundtracks. Masterfully covered by Joss Stone.

Yesterday's answer: "Hold On, I'm Comin' " by Sam and Dave. My dear friend and lead guitarist in our H.S. band, Arturo Marchand, used to do a very respectable rendition of the trumpet work on his Fender Mustang run through a big bad Super Reverb.

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