Music Monday! Featuring Adele’s Guitar, and Baio?

January 1983, American Actor Scott Baio --- Image by © Tony Korody/Sygma/Corbis

January 1983, American Actor Scott Baio — Image by © Tony Korody/Sygma/Corbis

At first when I saw this band’s name, Baio, I immediately thought it might be some kitschy-cool reference to 70’s/80’s TV star Scott Baio who was in Happy Days and Charles in Charge. I was sadly mistaken. Baio refers to Chris Baio, who has already had tremendous success with his band Vampire Weekend.

In June Chris Baio released this song, Sister of Pearl,  from his debut solo album The Names. Chris describes the song as “a Bowie and Ferry-referencing throwback pop song with a simple, straight-forward lyrical message: be who you want to be.”  It is a fun, catchy song, but what made me decide to feature it was a story Chris told during a radio interview:

When he was working on the album he had walked into the recording company offices for something. He found a guitar laying around. He picked it up and strummed it a bit and liked it’s sound, so he took it with him to finish recording Sister of Pearl. Later in the day his manager came in and said, “Have you seen Adele’s guitar?”

Enjoy the song and have a great Monday! ~Phil

One response to “Music Monday! Featuring Adele’s Guitar, and Baio?

  1. Very cute video. Catchy tune. I enjoyed it, even if a bit “fluff” and overlong. Thanks, Phil!

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