We continue the letter “T” with Tears for Fears, 10,000 Maniacs and Tesla.
Eric Martin stops by the Popdose Lounge to talk about his acoustic tour, possible new music from Mr. Big & his memories of working with Toto.
I’m not sure Now You See Me is a real movie—I’m pretty sure it’s part of the massive viral marketing campaign for last weekend’s huge Arrested Development revival. Evidence: it stars Michael Cera look-alike Jesse Eisenberg, new A.D. cast member Isla Fisher, and the plot concerns both the theft of money and cheesy, Vegas-style magic—I mean illusions. (“A trick is something a whore does for money. Or cocaine.” — GOB Bluth.) Here then are 10 certifiably real movies about magic anyway. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone If they’d made that Arrested Development movie, and it was solely about GOB and his rival magician, Tony Wonder, this would be that movie. Scoop The ghost of a man played by a notable actor hamming it up (Ian McShane) helps a cute young girl (Scarlett Johansson) and her bumbling friend (Woody Allen) solve a mystery. Fun fact: Woody Allen wrote this in 1971 as a Scooby-Doo spec script. Hugo It’s about movies, and magic…but really the “magic” of “movies.” Awww…. The Geisha Boy Jerry Lewis stars …
Dave Steed moves on to the letter T this week, with the Talking Heads, Tesla and the hair metal transformation of Andy Taylor.
Eric Carmen goes heavy on the Aqua Net, Jane Wiedlin makes googly-eyes at Jason Hare and Jeff Giles loses $20 — it’s all part of the latest edition of CHART ATTACK!
Bottom Feeders moves into the letter T in earnest this week — and kicks over a long-forgotten video whose horror will irreparably damage your soul.
TESLA Song Title: “Love Song” Album: The Great Radio Controversy Release Date: Feb. 1, 1989 Why You Remember Them: This song was a decent enough hit, but it was the band’s 1990 Five Man Acoustical Jam live disc that cemented their status as a band who could successfully cover “Signs” in a way that involved several pointless f-bombs. Worldwide U.S. Album Sales To Date: 6 million Five Man Acoustical Jam = like paying $14 at Musicland to go to the Wild Wing Cafe: Seriously, who else would have the stones (zing) to cover “Mother’s Little Helper,” “Lodi,” “Signs,” “Truckin’” and “We Can Work It Out” all on the same album? Amazing. And they’d go on to do “Honky Tonk Women,” “Street Fighting Man,” “Do You Feel Like We Do” and countless others. Nothing in the rock catalog is safe from Tesla! Other Key Tracks: “The Way It Is,” “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)” Length of “Love Song” on that acoustic album: 9:54. Suck it, Phish.