Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Where's Junior, Mate?"

As you probably know, Motown legend Jr. "Shotgun" Walker contributed the screeching alto-sax solo to Foreigner's 1981 hit "Urgent." You may not know that although there is a sax riff that continues throughout the song, Jr. wanted no part of that -- he came in, played his solo, and blew, letting some other chumley play sax on the rest of the tune. One suspects that Jr. was out of the studio, onto the sidewalk, and into a bar down the street with a frosty cold Schlitz in his hand before the boys in Foreigner had even finished playing the song.

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