Rick Springfield and the Story Behind Jessie’s Girl [INTERVIEW]
It comes on the radio and you always crank it up to 11. I'm talking about Jessie's Girl from Rick Springfield. It's a classic song that almost didn't get released back in 1981.
It's now everywhere and after 40 years, We got a chance to talk with Rick Springfield and discuss Jessie's Girl and the album "Working Class Dog" that's now become part of Classic Rock royalty and a part of everyone's karaoke playlist.
From its smoking guitar riffs to its catchy lyrics, Jessie's Girl has become an anthem for a generation and it's crazy to think that the record company wasn't going to release the song.
Rick recalls that what made Jessie's Girl so different at the time was the fact that the radio airwaves were flooded with soft rock ballads and disco. A Pop/Rock song like Jessie's Girl had no hope of getting played according to the record company.
Take a listen to the interview as we talk with Rick about his new book, streaming pay-for-view special, and the 40th anniversary of the classic album "Working Class Dog".
A new Rick Springfield film “Orchestrating My Life” via a world premiere pay-per-view on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2021. will make its debut
The concert film features twelve songs including his biggest hits as well as new work, all accompanied by his high-energy touring band, four background vocalists, and the award-winning Santa Monica High School Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Wolf Kerschek.
Check out a sneak peek of the movie/video below:
It's going to be an awesome night of music to check out. We loved talking with Rick and could've spent hours talking with this rock icon but the few moments we got were still pretty awesome. You can check out more Rick Springfield here.