Beach Slang debuts anthemic 'Tommy In The 80s'
Beach Slang debuts anthemic 'Tommy In The 80s'
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 14:21
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Beach Slang shared 'Tommy In The 80s,' the second single off the band's new album 'The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City' due out January 10 on Bridge Nine Records, featuring special guest bassist: Tommy Stinson of The Replacements.
Dedicated to late power-pop legend Tommy Keene, James Alex shares:“We were on tour, somewhere outside of St. Louis. I was sitting on a scratchy hotel chair trying to write something. Nothing came. Charlie walked over, real still, and told me Tommy Keene died. I went all-the-way numb. You grow tired of the wrong people dying. I took the “Saturday night” bit from “Nothing Can Change You”. I took the title from “Warren In The 60s”. I took the horn part from “Deep Six Saturday” and the thump from “Turning On Blue”. Look, if you don’t dig this thing, no sweat—just listen to Tommy’s records. They’re the blueprint for all of it. Tommy, I hope I did real right by you, man. You’re the real-life goods and an absurdly sweet heart. And this thing is for you."