Thursday, August 10, 2006

Bad Times Mean Good Songs For Rick Springfield

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s the best of times for Rick Springfield but that means it’s the worst time for writing songs.

The man who gave the world hits like “Jessie’s Girl” admits that his 1980s teen idol image doesn’t give justice to the fact that there’s “a dark side” to all of his songs.

He says that’s because “I was always a moody kid and I’ve had my bouts of depression. Basically, when I’m feeling good, I don’t write.”

Sometimes that creates weird emotions. For instance, Springfield admits when his Dad died, he was devastated but says, “I knew I’d get something meaningful from the experience. I did, but it took three years.”

Springfield is currently headlining the We Are The ’80s tour and is promoting a companion greatest hits CD, We Are The ’80s: Rick Springfield and a reissue of his 1981 album, Working Class Dog.

But despite what he calls a “retro vibe,” he’s doggedly working on new music and is proud he is opening up shows with a song he hasn’t even recorded yet.

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