Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Bangles “We Belong”

All my posts this week, spring out of interviewing Susanna Hoffs, over the phone for mvyradio's Person Of The Week, because she was a part of “Keep The Light Alive,” a tribute to the songs of Lowen & Navarro.

About 5 years, back, Eric Lowen was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gerhig’s Disease. It’s a neurogenerative affliction that slowly causes the person to lose use of their muscles, to the point where they are no longer able to walk or move or speak.

Jackson Browne, Five For Fighting and Keb Mo did covers of Lowen & Navarro songs, as did the group Susanna is still a part of, The Bangles, doing what is probably the most recognizable L&N song, “We Belong” (you probably know the Pat Benetar version).

I’ve complained in the past, about songs being ruined by having them re-associated with a commercial message. But here, I’m glad for the re-direction.

Now, when I hear what was a love song for the unsure, I instead hear an Anthem, that’s could just as easily be about old friends remaining committed to each other.

Buy the album and Support The Cause.

You can hear the Person Of The Week feature with Susanna Hoffs, where she talks about her friendship with L&N, and how and why she is involved with “Keep The Light Alive,” in our archives.

Lowen & Navarro & Friends sing

The Bangles version, with, for no reason, Disney footage:

The Pat Benatar version:

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Women have special fascination for jewelries and stylish clothes. In almost every occasion, they love to wear different kinds of jewelries. Thanks a lot...