How do you follow up two landmark albums like Don’t Say No and Emotions In Motion? Well, I suppose you scramble and get stuck with Jim Steinman as a producer, you write some solid songs, make an appearance on SNL, and get stellar guests like Brian May for starters. In the process, you end up with your highest charting single, Rock Me Tonite. Except, there’s that video. Did the Rock Me Tonite video destroy Billy’s career? You may be surprised by our discussion..
Joined by podcast friends Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast and BJ Kramp of the Rock And/Or Roll Podcast, Eric and his co-hosts go in-depth on these topics and take a track by track look at Billy’s 1984 Signs of Life album. How did Billy fit in with the wave of hard rock hitting the shelves in 1984? What the hell does the 1982 movie Night Shift have to do with any of this?!? Are you guys talking about the Best of The Counting Crows?!? Listen to find out.