Laura Branigan – Promo interview [cc] and hosting – Record Guide ’88
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Laura Branigan – Promo interview [cc] and hosting – Record Guide ’88


Solitaire, you wanna hold me Do not wait up, because babe,
I will not be there
(You are watching Record Guide 88) (Today’s host, Laura Branigan)
Solitaire I was very, very, very, very
very shy growing up I had a real hard time speaking
you know, in class And, raising my hand And, speaking in front of people
It was horrible I just never thought
I would be a performer And, then, When I was in high school,
I got- My music teacher said-
used to say I had a wonderful voice And, he pushed me into auditioning
for this musical, and I got the lead And it was there, all of a sudden I felt so comfortable,
and I felt so natural And, I felt this was my way, you know,
to express all this stuff I had held in And, I found out I had this big voice,
that I did not quite know what to do with You could not wait for answers You just had to try those wings And all your ‘happy ever after’s Did not mean a thing So I am not gonna try at all To keep you from the flame Just remember not to call my name When you cry wolf Once too often When you cry wolf No, I will not come knocking When you cry wolf I will not hear you, anymore And, if you start to stumble And, if you start to crack And, if you are ever feeling humble Do not look back When you cry wolf Once too often When you cry wolf No, I will not come knocking When you cry wolf I will not hear you You can cry but you can not get me- Into the fire ‘Cause I am out of sympathy And, I can not walk this wire So find yourself somebody new To catch you when you fall ‘Cause I got just one thing to say to you- And, that is all When you cry wolf Once too often When you cry wolf No, I will not come knocking When you cry wolf I will not hear you Baby Baby Cry, cry, cry, cry cry wolf Do not cry to me baby No I will not come knocking When you cry wolf When you cry wolf No, I will not hear you Anymore Second album, you know, I mean,
you start choosing songs Months and months and months,
Always looking for material And, it is-
Literally, you go through hundreds- And, hundreds of songs Trying to find the right ones You narrow it down, finally to, you know,
to 20, and then to 15, and then to 10 But, I had writers writing for me,
and I work with them Or, sometimes you find a song, that- Like ‘Cry Wolf’ is a song written
by an unknown writer And, it just happened to be a great song A great writer What do you look for in a song? Emotion I look for- Something that, emotionally, I can really
sink my teeth into, and also vocally I keep saying to myself,
‘I am not going to do it on the next album’ You know, challenge myself vocally,
to the point where it is- You know, ‘Power Of Love’ is so- It is such a rangy song We added- we did a modulation in it,
so the vocal range is even broader But, I am so tempted to do it each time Because, it is the only way to really- You know, let everything out -is to keep going and going and going I look for a song
that will touch people’s hearts Of all the songs you have done,
which is your favorite? That is hard to say, it is saying,
‘Which child is the favorite?’ I think- ‘How Am I Supposed To Live Without You’ And, ‘Solitaire’ You know, ‘Solitaire’ was a real switch You know, ‘Gloria’ came first, and then
‘Solitaire’ was a real switch from that And, vocally, it is- is a thrill to sing I think also, ‘Power Of Love’ And, this ‘Cry Wolf’, for me, is a very-
It is a very painful song You know, it is important I think a lot of people have felt-
felt that emotion When you cry wolf Once too often When you cry wolf No, I will not come knocking When you cry wolf I will not hear you Stay tuned for a special
Record Guide give away Record Guide has 50
of my albums to give away To get your free album,
send your cards, to- or letters To the ‘Record Guide give away’ Laura Branigan PO Box 4007 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 But, be sure to include the call letters
of the station you are watching And, remember One album per household This album was produced by
David Kershenbaum And, it is the first album I did not do
with my other producer Jack White And, for me, it is really- It is really, very much me,
in the way that I was involved, in the production and arrangement,
and the choosing of the songs And, I think it is-
It is different than my other albums I, um I think- I am very excited about it,
I think it is more emotional Oh, the night is my world City lights Painted girl In the day nothing matters It is the night time that flatters In the night No control Through the wall something is breaking Wearing white as you are walking Down the street of my soul (You take my self) You take my self control You got me living only for the night Before the morning comes the story is told (You take my self) You take my self control Another night, another day goes by I never stop myself to wonder why You help me to forget to play my role You take my self, you take my self control I- I live among the creatures of the night I have not got the will to try and fight Against a new tomorrow, so I guess I will
just believe it, that tomorrow never comes I said Night I am living in the forest of a dream I know the night is not as it would seem I must believe in something,
so I will make myself believe it
that this night will never go Oh, the night is my world City lights Naked girl In the day nothing matters It is the night time that flatters (You take my self) You take my self control You got me living only for the night Before the morning comes the story is told (You take my self) You take my self control I- I live among the creatures of the night I have not got the will to try and fight Against a new tomorrow, so I guess I will
just believe it, that tomorrow never knows I said Night I am living in the forest of a dream I know the night is not as it would seem I must believe in something,
so I will make myself believe it
what this night will never know You take my self, you take my self control You take my self, you take my self control (You take my self) You take my self control (You take my self) You take my self control I- I live among the creatures of the night I have not got the will to try and fight I am living in the forest of a dream I know the night is not as it would seem Is my world City light Painted girl ‘Self Control’ is directed by Billy Friedkin And, Billy directed the movie ‘Cruising’ ‘French Connection’
‘The Exorcist’ ‘Boys In The Band’ He is a really, just a great director,
with this bizarre view on life And, we wrote the concept together And, what I did not- I did not realize, that it was going to come out
quite the way it did And, you know, you can not- when you are being shot you do not realize
what the director is actually seeing So from now on I look through the camera But, I was really happy with it It was a great experience working
with a director like that He is a real full-fledged director And, he is just wonderful It was a great experience (Do you think his movies and the way
he does things had an effect on your video?) Definitely Definitely But, it was- you know, the- What we did was, I told him
about this experience I had had I was waiting on this street once, for a bus And, I was just getting going,
you know, trying to make a living I was doing this little voice-over It was one of my first jobs And, this pimp came by and picked me up And, I did not know he was a pimp,
I thought he was just someone
going to give me a ride And, he had this long Cadillac,
with all the leopard inside And, he took me to this club,
way up, God knows where You know, way way up
(Street’s in NYC from 82nd up) And, down this long alleyway And, in this door And, it was like this club with these
pictures- florescent pictures
of positions all over the wall Of sexual position So, this is where we got the concept Of the masked man,
bringing me into the club You know, that club when I am going
down the stairs, and all of those- So, you have a real life story It is time for Record Guide track facts Track Facts (What famous rocker wrote ‘Protection’
for Donna Summer in 1992) (Stay tuned and find out) Another night, another day goes by I never stop myself to wonder why You help me to forget to play my role You take myself, you take my self control I I live among the creatures of the night Track fact (The one and only Bruce Springsteen
‘Protection’ for Donna Summer in 1992) I am going to Australia First In fact, really soon And, I will be there
for about a month, touring And, then I come back into the States In fact, when I am in Australia,
my movie is opening up It is called ‘Backstage’ I think that acting and
singing are very, very close Sorry For me, the most important thing
about singing is to feel the song And, if I do not feel it,
the audience will not, you know So, I always pick songs with
rip-your-heart-out pain, and all of that And, I think that acting is very
very close to that It is having the freedom to be
able to just release your emotions And to be able to do that
without thinking about the cameras To just completely immerse yourself
in the character or in the song You are not the only one
because my time will come You can shatter glass
with your heart of stone But you will not get far on your own You keep running hot and blowing cold And, everything you hold
just falls apart like shattered glass It really does not matter to me Where you are going and who you see I know that I can make it this time It does not matter any more Since you have gone
and walked out that door I made a new start I found a true heart I am going to make it mine Go out and have your fun
because my time will come You can shatter glass
with your heart of stone But you will not get far on your own You keep running hot and blowing cold And everything you hold
just falls apart like shattered glass You can shatter glass You can shatter glass

6 Comments

  • theLEMONS2009

    Great vid, glad to see you keep adding more vids!Surprised I don't see a comment from TexasFanOne, he luvs LB's Cry Wolf vid!I remember back in the day when Laura's vid were dropping like flys off YT, from the big dispute, TF1 was ready to go rope shopping when Cry Wolf was taken off YT!!!  🙂  Said he already had a tree picked out for the offenders, just needed a good rope!  lol, good old Texas justice.  (Of course we were all just joking around, but we were very upset that Laura's vids were disappearing! )  Ah, good times, glad it all has worked out, with Vevo etc.  Branigan fans are a dedicated bunch, and continue to be, after all there just isn't anybody else quite like Laura!

  • Kenton Barlow

    she was a cute girl and had a nice voice. She makes me reminisce about the early eighties and when I was in the Army back then. it is a shame but she died back in 2004 and I believe in heaven will see a lot of people again.

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