I have not thought of them in years, but this weekend I heard Fantasy and I was zoomed back to the Parish town gymnasium where we would rock out at "dances" on Friday nights in the 80's. Nothing like trying to act all cool under basketball nets!
Where could I have heard this song, you may ask? Well my husband listens to a Canadian classic rock station in his truck, and we were running errands together - you know, romantic destinations like Home Depot, Lowes and Value - and on the truck radio this song starts playing. Jim was not impressed when I started singing.
Copied from Aldo Nova's facebook page:
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Aldo Nova (born Aldo Caporuscio on November 13, 1956, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and producer, Nova gained fame with his self-titled debut album Aldo Nova in 1981, and its accompanying single "Fantasy", which climbed to #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Signing with Portrait Records, Nova released a self-produced album, Aldo Nova, in 1981. It had two singles: "Fantasy" and "Foolin' Yourself". His next album, Subject...Aldo Nova had a minor hit with "Monkey on Your Back," his solo career flagged and he became a player and songwriter for other bands. He worked with Jon Bon Jovi in both the early and late 1980s and produced some early Céline Dion albums. He helped write and produce parts of Chantal Condor's 1989 album, Chantal. Nova co-wrote the hit song "A New Day Has Come" (among others) for Celine Dion and has been featured playing guitar, synthesizer, and percussion on her records.
In 1991, Nova sought the help of Jon Bon Jovi to revive his solo career on his release Blood on the Bricks, but it still only managed to chart at #124.
As a songwriter, Nova's recent hits include Clay Aiken's "This is the Night" (co-written with Chris Braide and Gary Burr), which in the US was a #1 hit and the best-selling single of 200.
|~ Ah, the town gym, where romance bloomed ~|
|~ hubba hubba! ~|