Monday, May 13, 2013

The 80's Child

If they say the heart of Rock and Roll is still beating, then this album is more than barely breathing.
80's mega band Huey Lewis and The News,  today celebrate the 30th anniversary of their number one, award winning album, Sports.

Thirty years ago I was exactly the one who was falling for "The Power of Love", as I had posters of the band and clean cut, raspy voiced Huey Lewis adorning my adolescent bedroom walls. The affable Lewis, and his band mates didn't always feel that  loving power, though. They didn't hit record gold until their sophomore album, Picture This with the mega hit- "Do You Believe In Love?" that fueled a 35 weeks run on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

With the release of Sports in 1984, the band was fast becoming a household name and went multi-platinum with their four, Billboard Top Ten hits, "Heart and Soul", "I Want a new Drug", "The Heart of Rock and Roll" and "If This Is it".  Following their ascent into fame, they then released their fourth album, a chart topping number one, Billboard 200 Album, "Fore!". That album produced five more top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and it then went triple platinum. Suddenly it was very, "Hip to Be Square".

The band is back and embarking on a tour in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Sports debut. Judging by this morning's appearance on Good Morning America, the boy has still got it, the band is still rockin' and still delivering that special Huey Lewis sound.

So, relax Huey, no need to let you know, "If This Is It", someone would have told you a long time ago.


Chris said...
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Chris said...

"I've been phonin' all night and mornin', I heard you say 'tell him I'm not home' . . . "

Now that song will be stuck in my head all day long.

Which is fine. I like it.

MarkD60 said...

The camera she puts in her bag in the beginning is an Olympus XA, I used to have one.

MarkD60 said...

Oh yeah, Huey Lewis gave up music, then changed his name to Joe Montana and started playing football for the SF 49ers.

That's right, Joe Montana and Huey Lewis are the same person. You heard it here first.

Scope said...

Sports was a HUGE album at an era of HUGE albums. And they played well in the new media called "video", too.

And now I feel 3 feet thick.

Furtheron said...

Saw him in a band called Clover supporting Thin Lizzy on the Johnny The Fox tour in Southend in 197... something!