A sincere thanks to our readers and friends who joined in to last Friday’s live tweet of Prince and The Revolution’s Around The World In a Day. It was a nice way to revisit a classic album, a fine memorial to one of our favorite artists, and a nice little show of community in some unusual times.
So it’s only natural that we’d do it again – and this time, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the striking slasher film American Psycho by giving a listen to one of the albums it gave a most unusual boost: Huey Lewis and The News’ fourth studio release, Fore! (1986).
As some may know, “Hip To Be Square” plays a notable role in one of the film’s bloodier scenes – no spoilers, but this re-creation with Huey and “Weird Al” Yankovic from a few years ago is quite funny – so it seemed a good time to revisit the follow-up to the band’s 1983 breakthrough Sports, which also had its share of huge hits. (Five Top 10s in the U.S., to be exact – one more than Sports actually spun off: chart-toppers “Stuck With You” and “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Hip To Be Square,” “I Know What I Like” and “Doing It All For My Baby.”)
Once again, we invite you to swing by The Second Disc’s Twitter account on Friday, April 24 at 5 p.m. for a spin through this ’80s favorite. Hope to see you there!