Saturday, March 13, 2010

YOUTUBE: Pretty and Twisted "Ride!"

Pretty & Twisted was comprised of Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano, Wall Of Voodoo's Marc Moreland and drummer Danny Montgomery. They released only one self-titled album together on Warner Bros in 1995 and this is the sole single/video from it. Napolitano and Moreland had known each other for years, growing close after Concrete Blonde had opened for Wall Of Voodoo on their first tour of Australia.

On Moreland, Napolitano says: "I had met Marc Moreland in Australia the first time (Concrete Blonde) toured. That was the first country we toured outside of America. We were opening for Wall of Voodoo in Australia and we just became tighter than anything in a very short time. There was a lot of mutual worship there." About working with Moreland, Napolitano says: "I co-wrote more with Marc on this record than with Jim in the last five years. I think we are more like-minded. I think that we both have been closer to the same ideal, and a great group is always the sum total of the individuals that comprise the group. This band is the sum total of the individuals that are in it — we're different than Concrete Blonde. I just feel like we are at the same place at the same time." Moreland was the subject of the song "Joey" by Concrete Blonde. Lead singer Johnette Napolitano wrote the song about being in love with an alcoholic, and confirmed the song was about Moreland in the Concrete Blonde D.C. Sessions concert in 2002.

Sadly, Marc Moreland died of liver failure on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 in Paris, France, at the age of 44.

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