Friday, August 01, 2008

Paging Dr. Drake...Dr. Noah Drake

Last week I was out and about and heard a radio ad for Rick Springfield's Iowa State Fair appearance (with special guest Patty Smyth of Scandal!) It made this rather interesting claim to "twenty five years of hits." This caused me to audibly scoff. I mean, seriously. How about 2 years of hits in the last 25 years. That I will give him, but 25 years of non-stop hits? Who do they think they're fooling?

So thanks to this little bit of heightened Rick Springfield awareness, I noticed his new album, Venus In Overdrive, on iTunes on Tuesday. And I'll be goddamned but I really like that "What's Victoria's Secret?" song! It has a very "Jessie's Girl" sound and accomplishes the nearly impossibly by being both current AND retro simultaneously. I'm not sure I need to have the whole album, but dang. Additionally, PopDose did a great interview with him this week that's worth a read.

I guess I take back all the snarky things I said about Rick Springfield over the last week or so. Except for the claim to 25 years of hits. I wasn't born yesterday.


Barbra from NJ. said...

I'm glad that before you wrote this that you checked out Rick's new CD . I'm even happier to hear that you liked "What's Victoria's Secret " My only wish for you is that you give him another chance and you go and see him perform at the fair.If you do, please come back and write about that experience because, I'm sure you will be surprised at what an amazing performer that he is at the young age of almost 59.plaese come back and tell us what you think .you may even here some songs that you like that you didn't even know exsisted .Due to Radios lack of interest in anything that is not recorded by someone under the legal age. Go and enjoy!!!

Yuяi said...

I audibly scoffed too when I read the "25 years of hits"! More like 25 yrs in the biz. Don't get me wrong, I really like his older stuff, but I'd 100% agree with you on the scepticality of that promotional line! I haven't heard the new single yet but am interested in checking it out.

D'luv said...

Hey, maybe they'll have him set up at one of those booths where you throw darts at his head and win a stuffed monkey!