If you click into the Events section of Ray Parker Jr.‘s website, the following message appears above a currently blank slate: ‘Understand this, Ray doesn’t like to work too hard! He loves to have fun making music while making a few coins simultaneously!’
Ha ha. Parker – a funny and charming 60-year-old talk show guest – has certainly made a few coins from the title track of Ghostbusters. Appearing recently on HLN’s noontime program Now, he explained to host Mike Galanos that he is currently working on a project that will be as nostalgic as this fall’s 30th anniversary celebration of the release of Ghostbusters:
“I’ve been a lazy bum, by the way, and I apologize for that. But I am now working on what people have been telling me to do for the last 10 or 15 years. They want to hear a record that sounds like the old radio albums with those old synthesizers, and old guitar sounds, and old drum sounds. That original flavor. I’m cutting a record that sounds like I could have cut it in the early 80s. Everything is original.”
Expect to see more of Parker on the tube. He recently taped an episode of The Meredith Vieira Show and there, elsewhere, will be sharing no doubt as he did on HLN the crazy story of how one week in LA, he recorded both the New Edition song “Mr. Telephone Man” and (at the last minute) the Ghostbusters title track. Both went to number one.
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