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Although written for the TV program Boon, the song was about Jim's father who was a firefighter and a huge fan of The Lone Ranger. "Hi Ho Silver" was what The Lone Ranger would say to his horse.
The main character in Boon was a firefighter, which appealed to Diamond. (thanks, Capone - Glasgow, United Kingdom)
The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum
Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.