Hint: It wasn’t a Motown song!
“I was about 18 or 19. It was a guy called Steve Lamacq,” Bellamy recalled. “I was in London with my girlfriend at the time. She was studying art at some art college in London. I was staying in her sort of like squat flat with a bunch of flatmates.”
“I was in Long Beach. I was in my car coming home from practice and I heard it, and I just screamed all the way home.”
It was the ’80s and cassettes were still a thing for the first time. A new band Toad the Wet Sprocket were determined to get their music on the radio any way they could