I was listening to XM Radio’s Deep Tracks program hosted by Bob Dylan today when they played “Teacher Teacher” by Rockpile. It’s one of those familiar songs you (or at least I) could not place. I knew I’d heard it before but couldn’t recall where (or better when). Google comes to the rescue and I discover the unique place in music history they hold.
Like playing seven degrees of separation, how many jumps does it take to go from Chuck Berry to Elvis Costello? Would you guess three traveling through Rockpile. How about ELO’s Jeff Lynne producing the group’s album. They even bridge the gap from Rockabilly to New Wave Music.
I’ve included some videos from Youtube (thank you BlondFalcon2) which look like they are direct from the ‘Tele”.