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R.I.P. Eddie Money

R.I.P. Eddie Money
September 13, 2019 03:16PM
Died a few weeks after being surprised with a diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer.


Re: R.I.P. Eddie Money
September 13, 2019 03:33PM
Dang - I always hate to hear such stories. And I must admit a slight fondness for "Baby Hold On."
Re: R.I.P. Eddie Money
September 13, 2019 05:48PM
I last "saw" Eddie on an episode of The Kominsky Method, a Netflix series that premiered a year ago. In one episode, the two main characters were at a casino, and a tribute band, fronted by a singer who called himself Freddie Money, was playing in the lounge. The two characters ended up drinking with the singer after the show, and it came out that he was the real Eddie Money.

"Why are you fronting your own tribute band?" was the obvious question.

"Dude, Eddie Money owes back taxes. If I tour under my own name, the I.R.S. garnishes every cent. Freddie Money is free & clear."

Re: R.I.P. Eddie Money
September 13, 2019 06:02PM
I can't say I was ever much of a fan, but I feel for anyone who has to go through that. And I've always been fond of this tune, which is oddly wistful and melancholy for a Big 80s Rawk Tune:

"I Wanna Go Back"
Re: R.I.P. Eddie Money
September 14, 2019 03:17PM
On another board, someone mentioned how he saw Money as part of the Who, Clash tour back in the `80s. Money played longer than his allotted time which then forced the Clash to shorten their set. This guy has held a grudge about it ever since. Apparently, he was the only one in the audience that felt this way - they cheered Money and booed the Clash.

Re: R.I.P. Eddie Money
September 18, 2019 11:49AM
I always thought that "Take Me Home Tonight" with Ronnie Spector was an absolute, undeniable classic, so I had respect for Eddie Money from that, even though I would always think of "I've got two ticks and a parasite" as a parody line for his other greatest hit. But, man, "I Wanna Go Back" .... I somehow had that song chorus ingrained in my consciousness from the 1980s without ever knowing it was Eddie Money, and just saw the video for the first time this week. It's amazingly good. The production is dated, and the "going back to high school to revisit my past mistakes" trope is now somewhat hackneyed, but it still somehow conveys both gravitas and emotional depth for a mainstream AOR hit of the era. And it seems to have somehow disappeared from the public consciousness (3 million streams on Spotify versus 72 million for "Take Me Home Tonight" and 32 million for "Two Tickets.") I don't think I've heard it on the radio in decades, but somehow it still held a place in my subconscious.
Re: R.I.P. Eddie Money
September 18, 2019 04:36PM
Eddie Money sorta fit in with the american new wave in 1979 alongside other classic rockers like Tom Petty, Cheap Trick and Pat Benetar. I remember KROQ in Los Angeles playing all these artists along side Blondie, Devo, the Knack and the B-52's. This was a transitional era after the Sex Pistols but before the Cure / Depeche Mode / Smiths started dominating post-punk music. Now we would call them mainstream classic rock but back then it wasn't so clear cut.
Re: R.I.P. Eddie Money
September 18, 2019 01:43PM
"Two ticks and a parasite ..." Zwirn, that's frickin' awesome!

Re: R.I.P. Eddie Money
September 18, 2019 01:53PM
One of my favorite hits by him, rarely mentioned, was “think I’m in love”. Great catchy early 80s AOR track. And the video of him playing a vampire is ridiculously terrific.
Re: R.I.P. Eddie Money
September 18, 2019 02:26PM
Yes, "Think I'm in Love" is both an excellent track and a great video. And "Shakin'" is right up there too.

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