April 26, 2012

You Don't Know Jack

In the last week we've lost a tragic number of folks who were influential in the music industry. Dick Clark, Levon Helm, Brian Jack...

Who is Brian Jack, you ask?

Jack fronted a hair metal band out of Baltimore named Child's Play. They released one album and it was phenomenal but, sadly, largely unnoticed. During my senior year of high school, my buddy Adam and I would pull out our acoustic guitars - his black Gibson, my sunburst Gibson - and play Wind. I'd sing the lead (badly) and Adam would add the high parts. Along with a handful of other songs (Tyketto's Seasons, pretty much anything by Whitesnake), it became our anthem during the summer we painted houses.

Jack died last week in Baltimore. I don't know why and I'm not inclined to find out. But, regardless, it makes me sad. With so many famous people famous for absolutely nothing - Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, any cast member of The Jersey Shore - it's sad when someone who has legitimate talent without anyone noticing.

Posted by Chris at April 26, 2012 7:25 AM

I'm going to guess you saw them open for Kix at least once.

Posted by: COD at April 26, 2012 12:51 PM