Song of the Day – “Name’s the same” Tuesday – “Baby Blue”
October 13, 2015 Leave a comment
Badfinger – Gene Vincent
Badfinger was a band that knew how to make singles. On this album, Straight Up from 1971, Badfinger worked with three different producers – Geoff Emerick, George Harrison and Todd Rundgren. Quite a trio.
Notice the person who introduces them in this clip – a very young Kenny Rogers, from his First Edition days.
The movie is Hot Rod Gang, obviously a low-budget rebellious teen potboiler from the late fifties. Vincent had broken into the scene with “Be-bop-a-lula”, and this song followed almost two years later.