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This was recorded under extraordinary circumstances - they recorded it in a burning building! According to guitarist Vinne Bell, their producer, Bob Crewe, locked the door to the studio (a standard practice on recording day), then after a while - and a couple of bad takes - the musicians smelled smoke and there was a pounding on the studio door. Crewe refused to unlock it, even though plaster was falling from the ceiling, because he wanted one more take to perfect the song. The musicians were afraid of electrocution as water leaked into the studio. The session ended when firemen axed open the studio door and knocked Crewe to the floor in the process.
This was the third US #1 hit for The Four Seasons. Like their previous 2, "Sherry" and "Big Girls Don't Cry," it featured Frankie Valli's high-pitched vocals. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 2)
Many baseball stadiums play this when their team draws a walk. The title has also been seen on aprons of Chinese chefs as "Wok Like A Man."
This was used as the title to a Howie Mandel movie about a man raised by wolves and returned to his family just as his scheming brother is about to get hold of the lost brother's inheritance. Somehow, this film was overlooked for an Academy Award. (thanks, Michelle - Beaufort, NC)
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.