Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"The Big Crash" by Eddie Money

Song#:  1695
Date:  11/19/1983
Debut:  96
Peak:  54
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Money's album No Control provided him with his second Top 20 hit, "I Think I'm in Love" (#16). It would help the album become his third to go platinum. His follow-up album, Where's the Party?, should have built on that success, but instead it put a damper on Money's progress and the album became the lowest peaking of his output to this point (#67). The main reason was the lack of a successful hit. This song was issued as the LPs first single, but it faltered at Pop and didn't do all that well at Rock (#17). Without a solid song to promote it, the album was pretty much doomed.

ReduxReview:  Here's another rocker incorporating some 80s sounds to his music. That synth bass line certainly dates the song. I guess what I can say about the tune is that it is good. That's about it. Nothing wrong with it at all. It's just not outstanding in anyway. It almost reminds me of a Bryan Adams tune. I like it just fine, but it is just not strong enough to get much further than it did.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The Pine Knob Amphitheater in Clarkston, Michigan, opened in the 1970s and became a major summer venue for many artists. With a 15,000 seat theater and an outdoor hill area where patrons can sit/picnic/etc., it was one of the most popular outdoor event venues in the country. In 1992, Eddie Money was the headliner on the opening show of the summer season. He returned to open the venue the following year and has done so ever since. In the 20+ years he has performed the opening show, he has seen the venue change over time including its name. In 2001 it was renamed the DTE Energy Music Theater. Not long before I wrote this post, on May 28, 2016, Money headlined the opening show of the venue for the 25th time.


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