“Somebody’s Baby” is a song written by Jackson Browne and Danny Kortchmar and recorded by Browne for the 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High movie soundtrack. Reaching #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at #73 on July 31, 1982, the track would be Browne’s last top-ten song as well as the highest-charting single of his career, spending 19 weeks on the chart.
It reached #14 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, as well. In Canada, “Somebody’s Baby” peaked at number 16.The single was also released in Italy, Spain and Japan.
It has since been released on several of Browne’s greatest hits albums including The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne and The Very Best of Jackson Browne. An unplugged acoustic version appears on Browne’s 2008 album entitled Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2…………………Video and more
About 100 minutes into Adam Curtis’s latest documentary, HyperNormalisation, there’s a montage of movie scenes in which skyscrapers are blown up by bad guys, crumbling into themselves as people leap from flaming top-storey windows. All of these films, Curtis tells us, were made before 9/11. As the strangely prophetic scenes keep coming, Suicide’s Dream Baby Dream drones in the background.
Older Than My Old Man Now is the title track of the twenty-second studio album by American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, released on April 17, 2012 on 2nd Story Sound Records.Described as “a gleefully morbid summing up of [Wainwright’s] life in which he ponders childhood, family history, aging and death,” the album is produced by High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2009) collaborator Dick Connette, and features contributions from each of Wainwright’s children.
The album’s title alludes to Wainwright’s father, Loudon Wainwright, Jr., who was aged sixty-three upon his death. Upon the album’s release, Wainwright noted, “When you’re sixty-five, everything seems to be somewhat in the rear-view, or at least in the side-view. Well, not everything, and hopefully your windshield wipers are still working.”…….. Continued…..
Alan Vega, who died Saturday July 16, 2016 at the age of 78, was a New York City-based visual artist who loved extremes, especially the confrontational rock & roll of the Stooges, the roaring drones of composer La Monte Young, and the beat-driven electronic art of Silver Apples. These influences all converged in “Frankie Teardrop,” a nihilist fable by his group Suicide. It was the ultimate expression of his proto-punk vision and one of the most terrifying songs ever recorded. Lou Reed once said he wished he’d written it.
Bruce Springsteen called shocking tune “one of the most amazing records … I ever heard”