leave your inhibitions at the door
I noticed that two of the last three Fridays featured songs about drug usage – Ann Arbor’s All Abuzz and Guilty Pleasures: April 20th Edition. Anyone casually perusing my site might come to the conclusion that I’m just some kind of stoner. Especially since I live in Ann Arbor, where the penalty for possession is a $25 ticket.
But I want to make it clear, I don’t do drugs –
In researching all the different songs about drugs, one from my youth reared it’s Guilty Pleasure head – Huey Lewis and The News’ “I Want a New Drug” –
For you young ‘uns out there, these guys were inescapable in the 1980s and early 1990s. They had 19 songs hit the Top-10 and sold 30 million records worldwide. With songs like “Heart of Rock & Roll” and “If this is it,” it’s no exaggeration to say these guys were monstrously huge.
Huey Lewis penis size
And you know what else was huge? Apparently Huey Lewis’ … er … um … thingy. There is some super-groupie named Connie Hamzy who maintains that she had “relations” of varying sorts with dozens of musicians over the years. The list is a veritable who’s who of stars including Neil Diamond, Frank Zappa, Rush (the whole band), Willie Nelson, both Van Halen Brothers, and many others. For a list, click here. In an interview with Howard Stern Hamzy said that, without a doubt, Huey Lewis possessed the largest … er… um … member of all the men she’s been with.
Dramatic pause for you to let that sink in.
Then I started thinking about Robert Altman’s 1993 film Short Cuts. I had never seen the movie, but I recall hearing that there’s a scene featuring a full frontal nudity shot of Huey Lewis. I Googled it to see if it did actually happen or if I was just imagining it. (Not that I sit around imagining Huey Lewis – or anyone else – doing full frontal. At least not often.)
I was a little disappointed. I did find many references to the scene, but not one screencap of it. That’s just weird because the internet has pictures of just about anything you could think of – and a whole bunch you really DON’T want to imagine. What’s even stranger is that, among the hundreds of images of a fully-clothed Huey Lewis that Google returned, there was a full-frontal picture of soccer star David Beckham.
Click here for that picture. You’re welcome.
Anyway, back to Huey Lewis…
Size of his … er … um … trouser snake notwithstanding, I was a fan of Huey Lewis back in the day. The music itself was catchy with its mixture of rock, blues, and doo-wop harmonies, all with that bouncy 80s beat underneath it. They really stuck hard to that formula and it resulted in a great run for them. It got really monotonous after a while, but at that point they were probably too rich to care.
One of their biggest hits was “Power of Love,” which was featured in the 1980s mega-movie Back to the Future –
Back to the future
Back to the future
My favorite was their first major hit, “Do You Believe in Love” –
Ahhh, the 1980s. It was a time when you could film a music video with six guys ogling, hovering over – and later joining – a sleeping naked woman in a bed. And NOT make it seem creepy.
What was your favorite Huey Lewis song? Are you able to personally corroborate Connie Hamzy’s observation?