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.