I'm going to be interviewing Bobby Sutliff in a week or so, talking about his run in the Windbreakers, his solo albums, the automobile accident that almost killed him last year and the way his friends have rallied to help. Meanwhile here's a review of the tribute album Skrang: Sounds Like Bobby Sutliff up today at Blurt.
THAT PERFECT IDEA A Tribute to Bobby Sutliff
A benefit for the pop songwriter and erstwhile Windbreakers member includes contributions from members of the Rain Parade, dB's, True West, Velvet Crush and others.
BY JENNIFER KELLY
Bobby Sutliff, who both solo and with the Windbreakers is one of jangle pop's great underrated songwriters, was in a serious car accident last summer. He spent weeks in the hospital, and even after returning home to Ohio faced a long, difficult recovery. His friends, led by former Windbreakers partner Tim Lee (pictured above with Sutliff during their band days), put together this tribute album, as well as a benefit concert in Atlanta. The Rain Parade, who backed the Windbreakers in a cover of Television's "Glory" on the 1985 album Terminal, reunited specifically for the concert. Tim Lee 3 and the Head filled out the bill at the show in Atlanta on January 19th.
Here he is playing with Tim Lee last fall.
We're going to NYC tomorrow for Sean's BFA auditions...he's auditioning for theater programs at Carnegie Mellon, Syracuse, DePaul and Chicago College of Performing Arts, all almost impossible to get into, so wish us luck. If I have WIFI, I will have lots of waiting around time, so will try to post but can't guarantee it.