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Old 02-07-2006, 06:44 AM   #1
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Excerpt of article:

"This is, after all, the Rick Moranis who long before Honey I Shrunk the Kids and even before SCTV, got his start in the biz by playing country music DJ at AM radio station CKFH. And who, he adds, appreciated the wonders of country music from an early age.

"Growing up in Toronto in the '60s and through the '70s, it always felt to me like everything departed from Gordon Lightfoot," he explains. "He was at the centre of everything. And sure he was on the pop charts, but to me that was folk-country music.

"It had all the earmarks of real, traditional country music and yet we never called it that: We called it Gordon Lightfoot. But that was country music. Stompin' Tom was much more primitive, if wonderfully so.

"Now, you get this very manufactured, pop-like, over-arranged sound that's coming out of the large record companies via Nashville. Mainstream country. And that, I'm not interested in.

"I think there's some good songwriting and there are some great performers, but that's a kind of production that doesn't interest me. The kind of production I'm interested in, is what my album became, where you can hear every instrument and there's room for players to do their thing." "

from the Ottawa Sun interview at http://www.ottawasun.com/Showbiz/Mus...29333-sun.html
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Old 02-07-2006, 04:03 PM   #2
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So,is he complimenting Gordon or taking a "jibe" at him? Rick Moranis sings? Uh,oh!
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:36 PM   #3
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Oh he's complimenting, absolutely. And he has no illusions about his singing voice, if you read the whole article. He just loves the genre and wanted to do his own album.

I've heard his riff on Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" called "I Aint' Goin' Nowhere" - I think on Imus in the Morning - and it's a hoot. Sample:

I Ainít Goiní Nowhere
(Geoff Mack/Rick Moranis)


I never go nowhere, man
I never go nowhere
Trafficís bad out there, man.
Iím saviní wear and tear.
I like conditioned air, man
I never go nowhere

I go
Upstairs, downstairs, backyard, lawn chairs,
Living room, bathroom, bedroom, furnace room,
Hot-tub, cedar deck, build a fire, washer/dryer,
Pantry, patio, Bartiromo video,
Cold cellar, rec room, ping-pong, mah jongg,
Beer count weariní thin, speed dial,
Order in.

I ainít goiní nowhere, man.
I ainít goiní nowhere
Itís dangerous out there, man
Might Ďa been a big bomb scare.
Hard to get off of this easy chair.
I ainít goiní nowhere.


Go to www.rickmoranis.com for all the lyrics and to hears a clip from "Nine More Gallons" (and I'll have a ten gallon hat).
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:49 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Borderstone:
Rick Moranis sings? Uh,oh!
And of course was it not Rick who sang for Gord on that fabulous spoof K-Tel Television commercial by the Canadian SC (Second City)TV comedy network promoting "a 379 track album of Gord singing every song ever written"

I just checked:-
http://www.artistshare.com/home/news.aspx
And read:-
"Rick Moranis Live!
Rick will be performing songs from his Grammy nominated ArtistShare release The Agoraphobic Cowboy live on NBC's Today show on January 27th. Be sure to tune in and hear Rick and the band!"
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:41 AM   #5
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From a recent Billboard interview:

"Q:Then you joined SCTV, which featured so many hysterical musical-themed bits.

"A: When I first got onto SCTV, we were working in a vacuum. We had no idea there was an audience. We were just making each other laugh. I had done, for example, a parody of Canadian Content where I'd re-written a song of Gordon Lightfoot's. [Cast member] Dave [Thomas] did all these bogus K-Tel commercials, so we came up with the sketch 'Gordon Lightfoot Sings Every Song Ever Written.' Then, they had the budget to get a local country-sounding band in Edmonton to do a few bars from every single one of these songs I wanted. When I read that at the table, it was very clear what it was. It was a bit everybody could understand. That's the way things happened, doing a post-production show like that."

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/searc..._id=1001842605
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:41 PM   #6
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I guess I still think of Moranis in "Ghostbusters" and the goofball movie,"Strange Brew". :D LOL!

Not to mention teaming up with Geddy Lee of RUSH and doing,"Take Off (To The Great White North!)"
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WOW! I just remembered that he was in ghostbusters.
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<<"Strange Brew". LOL! >>

Hey B, you wouldnt be thinking of me, would ya?
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