In the world of rock ‘n’ roll, and pretty much every other world, timing is everything. So why the “Sexy Sax Man” from The Lost Boys is choosing now to put out his first solo album is a bit odd. But just because we had to wait 31 years after Tim Cappello’s glorious hip-shaking performance in that film, it doesn’t make Blood on the Reed’s at-long-last appearance any less awesome now, does it?
And really, what’s time anyway, as long as you still have lungs for bellowing, hips for spandexing, and muscles for lubing? Although it’s hard to tell if Cappello’s album cover outfit is spandex or latex. Judging by the leather-and-chain man-kini, though, we’re going with the latter.
Regardless of that, or of what’s taken so long for his first solo album to drop, now is the time to get out your credit cards and finally pay the man who has given us so much. And not only will you get a “brand spanking new jammed-out version of ‘I Still Believe,’” you’ll also get your CD signed and personalized!
If you’ve ever seen Joel Schumacher’s 1987 horror comedy, then you obviously remember Cappello singing and playing the song as the Sexy Sax Man (long before Sergio Flores tried to claim that title), even though he’s been unjustly credited as just a Beach Concert Star by IMDb and as a mere Saxophone Player by Wikipedia. Oh no, you know him as far more than that: the golden-lunged musician with the well-oiled ability to turn your average beach party into a saxy bacchanalia of pony-tailed possibility.
Indeed, Cappello’s scintillating cover of The Call’s “I Still Believe” was the soundtrack of Jason Patric’s first lightning-bolt attraction to Jami Gertz’s Star. And the saxyness of that moment made the meeting seem all the more dangerous, fraught with the possibility of Kiefer Sutherland with vampire teeth and a mullet.
Who knows, it also may have marked an oncoming respite of sax solos, which dominated the ‘80s before, but not so much after Cappello’s game-changing performance. Imagine being a sax player back then, seeing the scene above, and acting like anything you were doing could compare.
Obviously we’re not the only ones enamored with Cappello’s goods, because beyond rocking the Santa Clara pier, he’s also been a touring musician with the Hall of Fame likes of Ringo Starr and Tina Turner (he can even be heard on another of our favorite songs around here: “We Don’t Need Another Hero” from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome).
Which kind of raises the logical next question: When will Cappello himself finally be enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
(via Bloody Disgusting)