Friday, August 07, 2009

RIP Willy DeVille

I know only one Willy DeVille song, truth be known, "It's So Easy," which sounds kinda like ZZ Top with an erection and a gram of cocaine. It was used on the soundtrack to Cruising - that controversial William Friedkin thing with Al Pacino as a cop doing undercover work in the kinkier end of NY's gay club scene. That one song is so good that I feel I must note Mr. DeVille's passing... maybe I should even check out the rest of his catalogue!

1 comment:

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Willy's best, his first couple of Mink Deville records and his live recordings, are some of the sexiest rock 'n' roll ever. Like a number of other musicians who did not quite fit with the punk rock crowd (Eddie and the Hot Rods!) Willy never got the support he deserved.