How Good Is Rick Springfield?
by Paul Cashmere - August 31 2007
photo by Ros O'Gorman
Believe it or not, Rick Springfield's current Australian tour as a part of Countdown Spectacular 2 is the very first time the pop star/actor has toured his native Australia and guess what … he was fantastic.
Springfield was the headline act for Countdown Spectacular 2 and gave the audience a rock show complete with a smashing guitar and decapitated roses.
The real surprise was how powerful the performance was, leading to many a question today about when and if he will ever do his own shows in his own country.
Springfield opened with a tsunami charged version of 'Affair of the Heart', went into 'Don't Talk To Strangers', performed his 1971 solo hit 'Speak To The Sky' and finished with the signature song 'Jessie's Girl'.
For Springfield fans in his adopted USA, he finally performed a song on his soap opera General Hospital. Rick played two characters in the show last week, Eli Love, Rock Star and his regular Dr. Noah Drake.
In the show, Eli is told he will never perform again. Dr Drake steps in and pretended to be Drake so that the concert could go ahead.
Eli/Noah performed 'Who Killed Rock 'n' Roll' in the show. The song will feature on Rick's next album, due in 2008.
original article source: http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=2740