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Alfred the '80s? Maybe in this song

Published Oct. 2, 2014

Kevin Wuench

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 9:30am

If I had to name my favorite movie director of all time, it would have to be Alfred Hitchcock. Even though he died in 1980, his influence was felt by the '80s generation and given the royal treatment on The Hyts' Backstabber.

The Hyts were a rock band from San Francisco and logged one week on the Mainstream Rock Charts in 1984 with Backstabber. While the song is about relationships, lead singer Pat Little plays it for laughs with his tribute to Alfred Hitchcock and his most revered movie Pyscho. Video highlights include Little in his barely-there towel, choreographed "mothers," a guest silhouette guitar solo and a "shocking" ending.

After two albums, The Hyts never made it out of the '80s alive and like many of the victims of the Bates Motel, their songs are hard to be found.