Scene 29
by JaR


  • Like Toto, JaR was formed by top studio musicians, in this case Jay Graydon and Randy Goodrum. Their music compares to Steely Dan in that it's very melodic with adult appeal - Graydon worked with Steely Dan when he played the guitar solo on "Peg." Graydon talks about this song: "I'm into film noir movies. I collect 'em. I'm glued to Turner Classic Movies and DVD Planet and a bunch of other places where you can buy the DVDs. The writing is so great. There's thousands of these movies - in the '40s, or the mid-'50s, they had to bang these things out. TV wasn't happening until the early '50s, you know. So hence the name of the album: Scene 29. I baited Randy with this. I gave him a bunch of movies to watch, and I gave him a bunch of great quotes from the movies. There's even some Laurel and Hardy kind of quotes. The whole thing is just fun. My nickname is Jake the Rake. And in the movie The Killers, there's a character named Jake the Rake. And you'll see how that lyric works when you hear it. But, it's a fun little song, it's a cool melody." (Read more from Jay in his Songfacts Interview. JaR's website is


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