Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Completely Conspicuous 325: Ride Like the Wind


Part 1 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we try to figure out how Christopher Cross became a pop star. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").



Show notes:
- Recorded in at More Lost Time world HQ
- All about the shrews in Shrewsbury
- Record fairs are back
- Where did Christopher Cross come from?
- Went from San Antonio cover band to stardom
- Produced by Michael Omartian
- Omartian worked with lots of big artists, including Rod Stewart and Donna Summer
- Lots of big names helped out on Cross' debut: Henley, Michael McDonald, Nicolette Larson
- Cross didn't have a particularly great voice
- Jay's Christopher Cross album
- Pre-MTV fame
- First single was "Ride Like the Wind," second was "Sailing"
- Theme from Arthur was his biggest hit
- Couldn't escape it on the radio for a while
- Ric: Played plenty of music like this at Strawberries
- "Think of Laura" was written for General Hospital
- To be continued

Music:
Bedroom Eyes - Wild Sins
Hymnals - When You're Away
Kinski - Conflict Free Diamonds

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The Bedroom Eyes song is a single available for free at Bandcamp.
The Hymnals song is a single available for free at Bandcamp.
The Kinski song is on the Kill Rock Stars compilation Crazed MP3 Fans Vol. 1. Download the comp for free at Bandcamp.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

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