Three years. Hell, it probably took longer than that. Strangely enough, I started thinking ‘Wow, I’m really going fast!’ The bottom line is that: 1) I didn’t have much else to do. I was sick. I was broke. 2) I didn’t know what I was doing. There I said it.
Detroit : FAQs
I get asked the same questions about Detroit. So let’s all save some time, shall we?
You mean on Songs From Detroit.
The words ‘When Donny was in his prime…’ was the very first germ of the idea. Everything sprang from that. The singer is Eddie Powell, a black man from rural South Carolina. I actually have a vivid memory of Eddie as a child as in real life he was both grandparents’ and my parents’ handyman. I always got the impression that he was always quietly observing everything with a laugh. I don’t recall his voice, so much as his look and manner. He had a face as black as the first Africans and as deeply lined as an old baseball glove. So when he laughed, the bright light from his teeth on a summer’s day was a fascinating contrast. I was not consciously emulating anything. But when I cam up with that line, that was the voice I heard—and it was Eddie singing.
I now have the notion that on some subconscious level it was probably me channeling Robert Plant channeling Sonny Boy Williamson. [...]
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- Act I
- 1Overture To Act I
- 2Who Do You Think?
- 3March To War
- 4New Song
- 6Tear Down The House
- Act II
- 7Overture II (Dancing In The Streets)
- 10Joy, Joy, Joy
- 11Hold You Nightly
- 13I Fall Down
- 14Wrecking Ball
- Act III
- 15Overture To Act III (The Electric Twist)
- 17The Gang's All Here
- 18We Don't Build Great Things Anymore
- 19Never Thought I
- 20Hey Johnny!