Monday, September 26, 2016

"Club Michelle" by Eddie Money

Song#:  1800
Date:  02/25/1984
Debut:  93
Peak:  66
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Money's Where's the Party? album was shaping up to be a disappointment. Its first single, "The Big Crash," stalled at lowly #54 while only getting to #17 at Rock. Then, this next single fared even worse by not even getting on the Rock chart while flaming out early at Pop. With no hit single to boost the LP, it tanked at #67 - a far cry from his previous album No Control, which was a platinum certified seller. But it wasn't the first time Money hit a little bump in the road and he would get back on track with his next effort.

ReduxReview:  I feel pretty much the same way about this song as I did about "The Big Crash." It's a good song, yet nothing special. This one is a bit darker and almost reminds me of something that could have been an outtake from Kim Carnes' synthpop gem Voyeur album. I've always liked the title, but the song doesn't quite live up to expectations.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  This song was co-written by Eddie Money, Ralph Carter, Raymond Charles Burton, and Mitchell Froom. Froom had been a session player and arranger for several artists and even issued a solo disc in 1984. But his major break came via the Australian band Crowded House. Froom would produce their self-titled platinum debut album which contained the worldwide hit "Don't Dream It's Over" (#2 US Pop) and it's follow-up "Something So Strong" (#7 US). The album was a big success and Froom went on to helm the band's next LP Temple of Lo Men, which wouldn't do quite as well but would still manage to reach gold level. Froom's production career then took off and he would go on to work with artists like Suzanne Vega, Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Pearl Jam, Indigo Girls, Paul McCartney, and many others.


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