Monday, June 23, 2008

Occasional Forgotten Video: Scandal "Love's Got a Line On You"

Okay, another week of not posting enough. Despite taking a night off of work on Saturday to go to the Evil Dictator's baseball game-- a great game despite a loss (post to follow) and to get together with our friends Saturday night-- my week was incredibly busy. To make up for it-- okay, because it takes less time and thought than a real post-- I'm posting an "Occasional Forgotten Video," Scandal's "Love's Got a Line On You."

I just loved Scandal back in the eighties. First off, their music was great. And okay I was a little smitten with singer Patty Smyth. She was pretty cute, and I remember reading in interviews that she was the child of hippies who grew up in the cafe's of Greenwich Village. She's got great taste in husbands, too-- her first husband was early punk rocker Richard Hell and her current husband is tennis punk (and big music fan) John McEnroe.

Scandal's songs "Goodbye To You" (future "Occasional Forgotten Video") and "The Warrior" and even her song with Don Henley "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" were probably better known, but I love this song. Here's the vid that got the airplay on MTV.

There is one other version of the video; I'm pretty sure I remember seeing it on MTV before the slicker version came out, but after 25 years, memories are hazy. According to Youtube, this one was a demo. It's a little more raw than the final the final version, but it highlights what a great song the song is and Smyth's great set of pipes.


Bats in the Belfry said...

Dude, totally LOVE Scandal. Did you know that John McRnroe even helped in writing some of her later stuff? I have the CD because I think she totally rocks. He's listed in the song credits.

Great taste!

BeckEye said...

I loves me some Scandal!

I tried finding "Hands Tied" on YouTube for my forgotten video once and came up empty. Maybe the next time I look, it will magically be there.

lulu said...

I was in Guthries last night and Warrier came on the box; I was able to stun and amaze my table mates (Jane and Steve) with Patt trivia. Thanks!

Johnny Yen said...

I didn't know that about McEnroe, though I knew he'd gotten songwriting credits for some songs and performed on a bunch of songs for people.

I find that the internets are full of that kind of magic-- keep looking!

Oh my-- Guthries-- I haven't been there in ages!

Tenacious S said...

I had the haircut in the low-fi version and the dress in the hi-fi version back then. Love the song. Thanks for the smack to the episodic memory process.

Patrick Netzel said...

Patty Smyth is an 80's rock goddess....Scandal should have been ALOT bigger than they were....