Ride Like The Wind

(Christopher Cross)

FZ album(s) in which song has appeared

Tour(s) on which song is known to have been performed (main source: FZShows, v. 7.1)


Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

1981: A one time only performance of a Christopher Cross song- from the monster 11/17 show. Having just finished the world premiere of "Clownz on Velvet", Frank also decides to premiere this tune, in order to practice for the upcoming Santa Monica show in which Mr. Cross was scheduled to appear with the band (Chris was a childhood friend of Arthur Barrow, and, when Arthur played this song for Frank, Frank proceeded to write- in a matter of minutes- "Teenage Wind," as a response to the inanity of Chris's hit. Sadly, Chris never performed at the Santa Monica show.) Brian the roadie manages to secure the role of singing the tune, and does a better than average job. The tune is essentially performed as in the original, with one striking difference. Al Di Meola is still on guitar- having stuck around after playing on "Clownz on Velvet"- and his extremely fast and highly pyrotechnic soloing provides quite a contrast to this middle-of-the-road, contemporary tune. Very entertaining.



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