Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Frank Stallone - "Far From Over" (Staying Alive OST, Polydor/RSO 1983)
One of the great pieces of semi-anonymous male uptempo soundtrack schlock (and the early '80s had a lot more of it than you might think - start with Michael Sembello's #1 "Maniac" and go downhill from there), Sly's little brother actually made the pop top 10 with his (ahem) gem from the Saturday Night Fever sequel Staying Alive. He apparently does Sinatra-style stuff now, according to his website (warning: annoying embedded music). My favorite line from his Wikipedia page is this (emphasis mine):
"A self-titled album soon followed from RSO, in the style of 1980s pop."
I believe it's true, but what the hell does it really mean?