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moonyeller

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who inspired jukebox hero
« on: May 18, 2014, 02:35:33 pm »
was the jukebox hero a real person?
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SoUrgent

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Re: who inspired jukebox hero
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 03:49:35 pm »
Hey Moonyeller, welcome to the board!

Maybe this will help explain...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juke_Box_Hero

and for more information on where some of their inspiration came from pertaining to some of the other popular Foreigner songs...

http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/mick_jones_of_foreigner/


(about halfway through the article...)

"SF:   Tell me about "Juke Box Hero."

Mick: That stemmed from an experience that we had, I think it was in Cincinnati. We'd gone to the arena for a sound check, and it was pouring down rain, and there were a bunch of fans waiting at the door when we went in. When we came back for the show later on, all that was left was one lonely fan, a young guy waiting out there in the rain, soaked to the skin. I thought, well, he's waiting like five hours here, maybe we'll take him in and give him a glimpse of what happens backstage at a show. And this kid was just mesmerized with everything. I saw this look in his eyes, and I thought, he's seeing this for the first time, he's having this experience. And I just imagined what was going through his mind. And I'd been toying with this title, "Juke Box Hero," I thought it was almost a satire on what we did and how it was perceived from an audience level, and public. That's how it originated."

Hope you find this helpful!

moonyeller

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Re: who inspired jukebox hero
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 10:44:39 pm »
awesome that the band thinks about the fans that way,  hope the kid found his place among the stars...