After passing away resulting from problems from the COVID-19 coronavirus, Fountains Of Wayne‘s Adam Schlesinger was praised by a number of musicians and entertainers for his accomplishments within the music business however his bandmate Chris Collingwood is revealing some remorse that they had in regards to the band’s largest hit, “Stacy’s Mother.”
In a brand new interview with Rolling Stone, Collingwood says he tried to dissuade his bandmates from releasing the observe as it could overshadow the remainder of their work.
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Within the interview, Collingwood says Schlesinger was “too good of a author” to be remembered for the novelty observe.
“[Schlesinger] was too good a author to have that be his calling card, and the success of a novelty track implies that’s simply what you might be to the general public, from that second on perpetually,” says Collingwood.
Additional within the interview, the musician says he’s dissatisfied Schlesinger’s obituaries can be highlighting this as his large profession second.
“I attempted to speak him out of “Stacy’s Mother.” I might see precisely what was going to occur, and when it began occurring in sluggish movement it simply felt inevitable. He was too good a author to have that be his calling card, and the success of a novelty track implies that’s simply what you might be to the general public, from that second on perpetually. It’s unhappy to me that folks studying his obituary will all know that track, and solely a really tiny proportion of them will ever hear “I-95″ or “The Woman I Can’t Overlook.””
“I used to be reluctant to [record] it in any respect, however within the second you don’t wish to kill the session by not being sport. There have been different issues we did, form of joking round, that we might put out as a B-side or no matter. When it was accomplished, I didn’t assume it belonged on the album. Even on a report that was stylistically far and wide, that track didn’t slot in. It gave the impression of a unique band.”
Past the smash hit observe, Schlesinger did accomplish quite a bit within the music world.
His music has additionally appeared in movies corresponding to There’s One thing About Mary, As a result of Of Winn-Dixie, Scary Film and extra.
He was additionally nominated for quite a few Tony Awards in addition to a 1997 Oscar nomination. The Oscar nomination got here for co-writing the theme track for the Tom Hanks-directed movie That Factor You Do!. This was one among his earliest musical successes following Fountains Of Wayne. He was additionally nominated for a Golden Globe at the moment.
Collingwood additionally says he knew the track can be successful. He additional expresses frustrations that the band’s Britney Spears cowl was held up as a single as a substitute of their authentic songs.
“I knew it could be a single, and I knew it could be successful, and everybody else knew it too. However I used to be the one one who didn’t assume a novelty hit was factor. We had accomplished a model of “…Child One Extra Time” as a result of we would have liked a B-side for one thing, and our label on the time took it to radio and tried to make it a single. I used to be like, “What? We wrote a bunch of songs, what about these?” Actually some other band on this planet might have recorded that Britney Spears track. Then another bands did. In all probability had the identical combat with their label.”
“It’s like with the ability to inform a very good story — like “Hearth Island,” which he wrote for that album — however deciding as a substitute to inform a joke and bounce off stage. He deserves to be remembered for greater than a punch line.”
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