One of my most closely gaurded secrets is that I'm a huge fan of Huey Lewis and the News. For most of my life I was embarrassed of my musical taste and would not admit this to anyone (as a point of contrast, I otherwise listen mostly to rap).
The story of how this happend is funny. I got a CD player for Christmas in 1993 when I was nine. At that age I didn't really know anything about music and wasn't really familiar with any particular artists, so, when my mom took me to the record store to pick something out, I selected the album "SPORTS" because, well, I liked sports, and I thought the CD had a cool cover. Within a year I had collected every Huey Lewis album and video in existance, and I've been hooked ever since.
I don't know what it is, but you just can't fuck with shit like "The Power of Love," "If This is It," "I Want a New Drug," and "Hip to Be Square." Classics! Haters can talk shit, but Huey Lewis is fucking badass.
I just got back from Saratoga, CA, where I saw the band live for the fourth time. I was in the second row, rockin' out with all these 40-50 year olds around me and I didn't even care. It was so much fun. Afterward I scored a backstage pass for $90 and I was as giddy as a 14-year old girl metting Justin Timberlake. One of the best experiences of my life.
So who else is hiding in the closet. Don't lie. You have to admit his shit is catchy, even if corny as hell. Anyone else brave enough to admit that they like the immortal Huey Lewis and the NEWS?