Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

I have no idea what made me think of this song, and I was sure that I wouldn't find the video on YouTube, but I should've realized that everything is on YouTube. I don't know how many of you will remember this song or band, but it's "Dirty Love" by Thunder.

I actually have Backstreet Symphony on cassette and, furthermore, I remember really digging it, even though it was released in 1990, just as hair bands were going out of style. I can't remember the last time I listened to it, but I seem to recall the song "Until My Dying Day" being one of those over-the-top, epic power ballads that I loved so much. Other than that one and this song, which was Thunder's first single, I don't remember much else about these guys. I guess they were kind of like the British Mr. Big.

Wow, this lead singer's voice sounds so familiar. He sounds just like someone else, but I can't quite put my finger on who. I'm thinking maybe Henry Lee Summer? Unfortunately, Henry Lee's video for "I Wish I Had a Girl" can't be embedded, so you will all have to check it out here and let me know what you think.


BooRad said...

Nope, I dont remember the band...but I did have my own video/YouTube moment this weekend when out of nowhere I couldn't get the Luscious Jackson song "Naked Eye" out of my head and ended up watching the video half a dozen times....and, of course, I had way more important things to do : )

W. J. St. Christopher said...

I don't remember this song, at all!

Geeze, I KNEW I was working too hard during that decade!

Anonymous said...

I vaguely remember the song. Catchy tune and hook lyric. He sounds like that Cochrane dude who sang life is a highway.


JR's Thumbprints said...

Hey it does sound like Henry Lee; however, that type of voice was pretty much the norm back then.

Les Becker said...

I don't remember the song OR the band... but that voice reminds me of the lead singer of Survivor.


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