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MarineCombatEngineer

(12,976 posts)
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 06:46 PM Jun 14

I've posted this song in the Music section but I wanted to post it here and get your opinon on my thoughts.



By the way Patti Smyth sings this song so passionately makes me wonder if she was a victim of child sexual abuse.
What are your thoughts.
I definitely tear up every time I hear this song.
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I've posted this song in the Music section but I wanted to post it here and get your opinon on my thoughts. (Original Post) MarineCombatEngineer Jun 14 OP
The Hooters are awesome Freddie Jun 14 #1
I saw then live when I was stationed in Germany in '94, which was turned into a live album. MarineCombatEngineer Jun 14 #2
Great article about the original inspiration and how it's taken on new meaning unblock Jun 14 #4
Thanks for this enlightening info. MarineCombatEngineer Jun 14 #6
Agreed, the harmony works well too. The hooters had some great harmonies unblock Jun 14 #9
Cyndi Lauper would be proud of the way they honored her for her wonderful song. MarineCombatEngineer Jun 14 #11
How could I forget that Freddie Jun 14 #10
some song info DoBW Jun 14 #3
Thanks for this link. nt MarineCombatEngineer Jun 14 #7
I think that's a weird thing to speculate about tbh. The song is supposedly about teen suicide, in any case. WhiskeyGrinder Jun 14 #5
Maybe weird to you, but not weird to someone not knowing the origins to this song. MarineCombatEngineer Jun 14 #8

Freddie

(9,374 posts)
1. The Hooters are awesome
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 06:56 PM
Jun 14

I’ve seen them in concert many times. They explain what this song is actually about…and I can’t remember!
If you get a chance to see them they do a great show.

MarineCombatEngineer

(12,976 posts)
2. I saw then live when I was stationed in Germany in '94, which was turned into a live album.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 07:15 PM
Jun 14
&list=RD1eyyJk51LFA&start_radio=1

It was a kick ass concert.

unblock

(53,140 posts)
4. Great article about the original inspiration and how it's taken on new meaning
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 08:10 PM
Jun 14
https://www.lehighvalleynews.com/arts-culture/the-hooters-returning-to-quakertown-where-tragedy-inspired-one-of-its-biggest-hits

The Hooters arguably had its finest moment with its 1986 hit “Where Do The Children Go,” a haunting ballad that tells of children being led astray by “a deadly piper” between “the bright night and darkest day.”
In a phone call last week from Boston, where he was taking a few days off from the band’s current tour, The Hooters’ singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eric Bazilian again told how he was prompted to write the song “based on an article that Stephen Fried wrote for Philadelphia Magazine."


“The lyric opened up to include the theme of childhood loss of innocence. It’s a song with different meanings.”
The Hooters singer and songwriter Eric Bazilian, speaking about the song, "Where Do the Children Go"
The article was “about an unfortunate series of events where a number of kids had taken their own lives in the Quakertown area,” Bazilian said.

“The lyric opened up to include the theme of childhood loss of innocence. It’s a song with different meanings.”

The poignant story

Fried’s 1984 article, “Over the Edge” told the story of how the body of Michelle E. Qurashi, 16, was found near a rural road in Richland Township, outside of Quakertown, with a gunshot wound to the chest.


She had been despondent over the death of her boyfriend, Marc Landis, 17, who, along with another Quakertown Community High School student, Daniel Furdock, 16, jumped to their deaths Nov. 19, 1983, into an East Rockhill Township quarry.

In a prior interview, Bazilian said Fried’s story “broke our hearts. The song came from that article and talking about the shock and sadness that went with it.”

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MarineCombatEngineer

(12,976 posts)
6. Thanks for this enlightening info.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 08:27 PM
Jun 14

What ever the reason for this song, it's a beautiful song sung by a beautiful woman with a fantastic voice.

unblock

(53,140 posts)
9. Agreed, the harmony works well too. The hooters had some great harmonies
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 08:35 PM
Jun 14

I really like hyman's "simple" harmony on Cyndi lauper's "time after time"

MarineCombatEngineer

(12,976 posts)
11. Cyndi Lauper would be proud of the way they honored her for her wonderful song.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 08:48 PM
Jun 14

I always thought that Cyndi Lauper was a great singer and song writer.

Freddie

(9,374 posts)
10. How could I forget that
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 08:48 PM
Jun 14

I’m from Quakertown and remember that very well indeed. Graduated HS with the girl’s brother. Her boyfriend was a well-known minister’s son. Still a disturbing story all these years later.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,839 posts)
5. I think that's a weird thing to speculate about tbh. The song is supposedly about teen suicide, in any case.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 08:22 PM
Jun 14

She's just a great singer.

MarineCombatEngineer

(12,976 posts)
8. Maybe weird to you, but not weird to someone not knowing the origins to this song.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 08:29 PM
Jun 14

She does have a beautiful voice to go along with her stunning beauty.

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