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03 March 2008 @ 08:55 pm
Song of the Week #2 - Glen Burtnik "Another"  
Here we are at week #2 - and although I had another singer/songwriter track lined up I'm tossing out a pop-rock cut so as to not pigeon-hole myself early on in the game, haha.

Glen Burtnik wrote "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" which Patty Smyth and Don Henley recorded in the early '90s, he was in Styx for two terms, and has released a number of brilliant solo records as well.

"Another" comes from his 2004 CD, Welcome to Hollywood, an album which if you were on my Best of the Year list back then remember I gushed over it quite a bit.

The video was my first introduction to the album and from the moment I saw the footage of the young girl/woman spinning I was hooked - something about that image I really liked.

Anyway, enjoy: "Another"

When you look into the sky
To see divine apparitions
in the night
Before they'd fade
I'd catch the light
In another lifetime...

Would you cry - would you try
if I died in the middle of the night?
Would you be on the other side?
Would you be there?

More if you're interested:
Glen Burtnik - All That's Yet to Come (live)
(Anonymous) on March 4th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
Glen Burtnick
Brad! You totally made my day!

I am a HUGE Glen Burtnick fan, from back when I first discovered his classic second record, Heroes and Zeroes. If you’re not familiar with it and loved Welcome To Hollywood you MUST find Heroes and Zeroes. EVERY song is incredible, and the studio band includes Neal Schon on several cuts. I remember he played at my college opening up for the Hooters in 1988 and I was hooked, and around that same time I saw the video for the single “Follow You” on VH-1 and have been a life long fan ever since. I even bumped into Glen at your convention back around ’91 or ’92 when he was there to play with Patty Smyth. Naturally I gushed...if there was any music justice Glen would have had a career as big as, say, Bryan Adams.

Also good, and impossible to find on CD, is Glen’s debut solo record Talking In Code. Has a definitive 80’s sound compared to Heroes and Zeroes, which to my ears still holds up, sound-wise.
squintyt4esquintyt4e on March 5th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Glen Burtnick
Glad I hit the nail on head with this one Steve! I picked up Heroes & Zeroes a few years ago on eBay when I also picked up his other out of print solo stuff (Palookaville and Slaves of New Brunswick). I have Code on vinyl which he signed for me when I met him a few years ago with Styx.

He played at the convention in the early '90s? No way - that's so cool!
(Anonymous) on March 4th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
I remember Glen back when he was with Styx years ago. He's a lefty that plays a righty guitar... Glen plays this way because it's hard to find lefty guitars... he can take a righty and just play it upsidedown. - Dereck -
(Anonymous) on March 14th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Glen Burtnik
Maybe it's for the wrong reasons, but I just can't get into Glen too much. Maybe it's because I saw him throw a tantrum ON STAGE while he was playing with Styx. In the middle of Come Sail Away, his guitar died (after about the third time he flipped it over his head.) He threw it and nailed his guitar tech right on the point of the chin. Then he just stormed off. Not a good first impression.