Still blazing hot following his stints alongside Ellen Foley and Hunter-Ronson, Hilly Michaels completed his transition from session drummer to solo superstar with the release of Calling All Girls,
one of the signature hits of the early '80s, and one of the defining
elements in the gestating new wave blueprint. Comparable to a superior
revision of the Cars
' finest moments, "Calling All Girls" was notable, too, for a video
that simply devoured the fledgling MTV, and the accompanying album
proved that it's idiosyncratic brilliance was no fluke. With producer Roy Thomas Baker at the top of his game, and Michaels accompanied by an all-star line up of friends and admirers (Liza Minelli, Lorna Luft, Ellen Foley, G.E. Smith, Davey Johnstone, and Dan Hartman all appear), Calling All Girls
delivered a non-stop diet of quirk, quizzicality, and often deliriously
over-the-top pop drama, with the signature hit single just one of more
highlights than many period artists shoehorned into their entire
careers. That no further major hits spun off the disc is one of those
mysteries that will never be solved, but the producers of Caddyshack saw
the joy of "Something on Your Mind," and fresh listens to the whole
thing retrieve new delights every time.
Power Pop with a little New Wave influences and a LOT CANDY POP. ''U.S. Male'' in example works with Queen influences in a very lovely and funny way. This is an album with very big fun factor. Great!
(You will) Have fun