Moving Pictures song ‘Never’ was featured in the hit animated show ‘Family Guy’ this week but it was a bittersweet achievement for singer Alex Smith. Smith says he was never paid for when the song appeared in Footloose and doesn’t expect to see anything from ‘Family Guy’.
“We never got paid the first time round,” he tells noise11.com. So,I don’t reckon we will get anything from this. Respect for family guy though.
Moving Pictures were one of Australia’s most successful bands of the 80s. Their ‘Days Of Innocence’ album reached no 1 in Australia and delivered the now classic hit ‘What About Me’. The song was also a Top 30 hit in the USA.
‘Never’ was written by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, who also wrote songs for ‘Fame’ and ‘Terms of Endearment’. The soundtrack also featured Kenny Loggin’s hit ‘Footloose’, Denise Williams ‘Let’s Here It For The Boy’, Anne Wilson’s ‘Almost Paradise’ and Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Holding Out For The Hero’, as well as the Moving Pictures song.
“We were just the lowest part of the food chain,” Alex said. “Gobbled up by companies and people that suddenly stopped existing, when we asked where our money was. The things you get talked into doing!!! anyway we got to record at Sound City and The Record Plant but a couple of bucks would have been nice. Hence ,we “Never” play the song.”
Moving Pictures recorded three albums in the 80s before finally breaking up in 1987. In 2011 they reformed for shows in Australia to mark their 30th anniversary.
Moving Pictures – Footloose
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