Thursday, December 03, 2020

Song of the Day: 'Walk Like an Egyptian' (demo) by Marti Jones

Finally thought to track down and listen to the original demo of "Walk Like an Egyptian," which writer Liam Sternberg got singer Marti Jones to record in 1984. Sternberg offered it to Toni Basil -- who was riding high after Mike Chapman slipped her a "Mickey" -- but she passed. Lene Lovich then reportedly recorded the song but it went unreleased after  she decided to take a break to raise a family. (Would KILL to hear that version!) It then made its way into the hands of producer David Kahne who was at the helm of the Bangles' second album, and the rest is rock 'n' roll history. 

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