Monday, January 8, 2007

Randy Newman

I Love LA

Randy Newman was born November 28, 1943 in Los Angeles California and was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 2002.

In 1977 he wrote the controversial song Short People and was the best selling single of his career. In 1978, legislation was introduced to make playing the song on the radio illegal in the state of Maryland.

However, in 1983 his album Trouble in Paradise included the hit single “I Love LA” a song that has been interpreted as both praising and critiquing its subject, in this case, Los Angeles.

Taking advantage of the visual aspect of music video's, this songs video is replete with 80’s fashion and architecture of Los Angeles.

Randy Newman (1968)
12 Songs (1970)
Randy Newman Live (1971)
Sail Away (1972)
Good Old Boys (1974)
Little Criminals (1977)
Born Again (1979)
Trouble in Paradise (1983)
Land of Dreams (1988)
Faust (1995)
Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman (1998)
Bad Love (1999)
The Best of Randy Newman (2001)
The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1 (2003)

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