Monday, February 3, 2014

Music Monday: Marshall Crenshaw "Someday, Someway" (Merv Griffin Show 1982)

For whatever reason (I don't know), this song has been in my head for about a week.   "Someday, Someway" is the first Marshall Crenshaw song I ever heard.  His music was part of the soundtrack of my college and grad school years.  Hearing it again takes me back to that other time.  "Someday, Someway" was released in 1982.  Marshall Crenshaw is from Detroit, and at different points in his career he played two famous musicians.  He portrayed John Lennon in the touring company of Beatlemania, and later played Buddy Holly in the movie La Bamba.  I think his voice has a real Buddy Holly quality.  I love his first five albums especially, and still enjoy hearing them:
  • Marshall Crenshaw (1982)
  • Field Day (1983)
  • Downtown (1985)
  • Mary Jean & 9 Others (1987)
  • Good Evening (1989)


  1. Well, this brought a smile to my face. A fantastic, smart pop songwriter. He's still a highlight for me when I think back to the early-mid 80s music scene.

    Plus he was rocking a great pink and black suit in that clip, and love those shoes.

  2. I agree - GREAT songwriter. In terms of sound and looks he had that '80's with a hint of rockabilly thing going on.

  3. PS - I have to watch again to check out his shoes!!


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