Foreigner's Gramm and Jones In The Studio For Double Vision Anniversary
For those wondering where the title came from, Lou Gramm explains in his new autobiography Juke Box Hero. "In the case of 'Double Vision', my inspiration came from a hockey game", says Gramm.
"The New York Rangers were playing the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and during a flurry in front of the net, one of the Flyers elbowed Rangers goalie John Davidson in the head.
"He was knocked woozy and had to be helped to the locker room. One of the announcers came on with an update that the goalie had been experiencing some double vision. Voila!"
Jones tells host Redbeard about the magical moment of confirmation when a song leaves the artist's hands for the world to hear. "That is probably the greatest time, when you first hear it on the radio. Then you know it's out of your hands. It's on its own. You have your relationship with the song and with an album,(but) that point when you finally hear it on the radio, that's it. You can't do anything to it anymore. It's its own thing from that point on, and you almost say goodbye to that stage."
The album featured the band's very first million selling single, "Hot Blooded," and during the interview Jones recalls how the band were called back repeatedly for encores during the California Jam II festival in March 1978.
Listen to those story and more here.