So what’s the deal, am I the only Eagle Eye Cherry fan left?
7 years ago, during that sweet summer of ’98, America fell in love the the smooth vibes of Eagle Eye Cherry’s debut smash, “Save Tonight”. I became an obsessive fan, and I would have bet anything that he was going to become a massive cultural impact and make Bob Dylan look like a babbling ape with birth defects.
Eagle Eye’s follow up single, “Falling in Love Again” failed, and then his second album fizzled. What’s the deal? I love that second album! I was sure that America was ready to embrace Eagle Eye Cherry as its new pop cultural messiah and send Paris Hilton and Bono back to Russia where they belong. What sort of insane radio conspiracy has kept his subsequent work off the charts? Did he wrong somebody? He certainly hasn’t wronged the listening public who bothered to notice that he is the single most important human being at least since Richard the Lionhearted in 1189 AD.
All I can say is that it’s a crazy, upside-down world we’re living in when people like Coldplay are allowed to make music while Eagle Eye Cherry is currently employed at a Radio Shack in Culver City, CA.