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.