Thursday, September 8, 2005

Marshall Crenshaw Striking A Chord With Music Supervisors

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Singer/ songwriter Marshall Crenshaw had his biggest hits in the early 1980s and now his songs are striking a chord with the folks who put musical soundtracks together.

Crenshaw – who has written hits like “Jaded” for Aerosmith and “Till I Hear It From You” for the Gin Blossoms – says that he released a greatest hits album a few years ago and most of the people who bought it seem to be “music supervisors” in the film industry.

As he puts it, “There’s been a steady stream of usage, everything from Crossing Jordan to an in-house ad for a car company.”

Crenshaw – whose biggest hit as a singer was the 1981 top 30 hit, “Someday, Someway” – also writes new songs whenever inspiration strikes but admits the muse strikes sporadically.

Meanwhile, Crenshaw is spending more time these days playing other peoples songs than writing his own. He has his own radio show, The Bottomless Pit, on WKZE in upstate New York where he spins everything from blues legend Bessie Smith to proto punk bands like the Stooges.

But Crenshaw isn’t giving up being music to be a fulltime DJ. He will be touring the East Coast starting Sept. 26 in Brooklyn.

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