Night Ranger parody coming Thursday on 'Parks and Recreation'
The rock dinos are back, but am I referring to Night Ranger or the Cabazon Dinosaurs?
Last November, we spent time celebrating California's tourist attraction, the Cabazon Dinosaurs, and their appearance in ‘80s album covers, movies and music videos. Here at Lost and Found, we have discovered the fossil remains of yet another ‘80s video featuring the dinos with Night Ranger's Sing Me Away.
Sing Me Away was the follow up single to Don't Tell Me You Love Me and in 1983 it peaked at No. 53 on the singles charts. The video follows drummer Kelly Keagy on the tour bus down I-10 as he tries to hide his deepest, private thoughts on a tape recorder. It isn't too long before Mr. Rex and Dinny make their first appearance as their video predates other Cabazon videos such as Tears for Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World and Rubber Rodeo's Anywhere With You.
Night Ranger, the occasional whipping boy for SIT80's podcast hosts, are still at it and in June will release their new album High Road. This Thursday, Night Ranger fans can tune into the season finale of Parks and Recreation to view "Bobby Knight Ranger", the fictional Night Ranger cover band that dresses like legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight (think red sweater, khakis and white wigs) and perform Sister Christian. The "members" of Bobby Knight Ranger are really the very real band of Yo La Tengo. http://nightranger.com/