Monday, November 3, 2008

Luis Cardenas - Runaway 7" (80's Rock??)

80's rock in a punk blog?! P-Shaw! This single is from the REAL Steve Neurotic archives.

When I was about 4 years old, my parents let me hear "Runaway" by the late Del Shannon. That was when I knew I wanted to be a singer. I used to run around singing that song at the top of my lungs as a little kid. I was 4 years old and knew all of the lyrics to that song.

So in 1986 when the drummer of the rock band "Renegade", Luis Cardenas went solo and recorded a record including a loud remake of my favorite childhood song, I had to have the single for it. I still have that 7" record by the way, but have spared you by not ripping the songs from that because as a 9 year old kid... I didn't take very good care of my vinyl. Hee.

Some of you may remember the video for the Runaway cover as it featured a bunch of dinosaurs with mohawks and even included a cameo appearance toward the end of Del Shannon himself.

If not, here it is:

The B side to the single called "Still Waiting" was also a favorite of mine. Behold... here is a nice digital rip of both tracks.


JimmyD said...

i remember seeing that very video one night on a late tv rock show,so its nice to get seeing and hearing it again! Runaway has also been one of my long time fave songs since i was a kid!i have even done a cover of it in a coupla bands.


sdchik23 said...

He is my uncle