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Beaverdam
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I’ve always liked the song “Something in the Air,” and I think that it’s used in the movie, “Almost Famous” (one of my favorites). Last night my wife and I were watching tv (Killing Eve, I think), and the song was used. I then googled the song trying to place the singer. I thought that the voice sounded familiar, but I never for the 100k question on Jeopardy would have guessed” Thunderclap Newman;” I’d never even heard of that band name!

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Beaverdam wrote:I’ve always liked the song “Something in the Air,” and I think that it’s used in the movie, “Almost Famous” (one of my favorites). Last night my wife and I were watching tv (Killing Eve, I think), and the song was used. I then googled the song trying to place the singer. I thought that the voice sounded familiar, but I never for the 100k question on Jeopardy would have guessed” Thunderclap Newman;” I’d never even heard of that band name!
I'm pretty sure Pete Townshend was a big assist in getting them signed.
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Flea wrote:
Beaverdam wrote:I’ve always liked the song “Something in the Air,” and I think that it’s used in the movie, “Almost Famous” (one of my favorites). Last night my wife and I were watching tv (Killing Eve, I think), and the song was used. I then googled the song trying to place the singer. I thought that the voice sounded familiar, but I never for the 100k question on Jeopardy would have guessed” Thunderclap Newman;” I’d never even heard of that band name!
I'm pretty sure Pete Townshend was a big assist in getting them signed.
Pete produced "Hollywood Dream" & Jimmy McCulloch of Wings was the guitar player. Good album but they didn't last long. "Something in the Air" definitely a great song. Thought Tom Petty did a nice cover on his greatest hits.

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I think Pete played bass on Something In The Air. :mrgreen:
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I actually have this album on vinyl :) Great song, pretty decent album. From memory, Pete helped put the band together and produced the album because of his friendship w/ lead singer & writer of the song, Speedy Keen.
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beantownbubba wrote:I actually have this album on vinyl :) Great song, pretty decent album. From memory, Pete helped put the band together and produced the album because of his friendship w/ lead singer & writer of the song, Speedy Keen.
And it's on Pete's boutique label, Track.
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