Thursday, March 8, 2012

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "How Do You Talk to an Angel" by The Heights

There's a bonus today: you get a song, and a clip from a TV show, all in one video.  I'm also going to write this completely from memory, without using wikipedia, IMDB, or any other interweb sources.  It'll definitely be better that way, because it's impossible to take this one seriously.  "How Do You Talk to an Angel" was a number one single in 1992; I remember watching the show The Heights when I was a freshman in high school.  I think it got cancelled after about half a season.

Jamie Walters was easily the most famous of the bunch.  He parlayed this song into a little bit of a music career, and also was able to pull off the transition to Beverly Hills 90210, where he threw Donna Martin down a flight of stairs.  The black guy has a fairly decent acting resume.  I remember him being part of Jeremy Piven's non-fraternity in the movie PCU, and he's also the guy in Swingers who says "This place is dead anyway" everywhere they go.  And he definitely hung out with Ted Danson on the show Becker.

The red head I recognize as the girl who blew up her microwave in the Christian Slater movie Pump Up the Volume, and I think the blond was on Days of Our Lives in the '80s (which my mom used to watch when I was a kid).  After that it goes down hill rapidly.  The tough guy lead singer is either Kenny G or Micheal Bolton, and the guy in the Cosby sweater could be Balki from Perfect Stangers, but looks more like his role as Serge on Beverly Hills Cop.  And finally, the drummer just makes too many weird "I'm rocking out so hard" faces to figure out who he might be.

1 comment:

  1. What's awesome is that the Black guy has the unique claim to have been in a Jon Favreau AND a Jeremy Piven movie. I get those 2 confused. I just watched Swingers again the other day and my friend Jim met him once and said he was a real nice guy.


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