“Take Me Home Tonight” was originally a hit single in 1986 for Eddie Money, from his comeback album Can’t Hold Back (Columbia), which charted as high as #4 on the Billboard Top 100 and earned a Grammy Awards nomination in 1987. You can see the video below.
The accompanying music video features stunning aerial camera footage of Chicago created especially for this clip by noted drone technology innovator and cinematographer Kirk Tindel. Caricature’s Joseph Spiller gives his take on the track:
Sometimes, when you make a record that you need to be as perfect as possible, you have to step back, take a break, and stretch your creative legs on something fun. Rather than smash up the studio, channeling the magic of “The Money Man” seemed more productive. The hook on this song is iron clad with one of the best second verses the mainstream has ever seen. I wanted to add something fresh to the arrangement without degrading the original piece, and the end result is fun as heck to play. Squad
The original version of “Take Me Home Tonight” resurrected the career of both Money and guest vocalist Ronnie Spector, who is famously name-checked in the chorus of the song. Caricature’s ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ is the first salvo in a series of special releases this autumn, as the band sets a collision course for its new full-length album, The Fiction We’ve Become, due out in 2016.
Caricature have also recently released a 4-track maxi-single, Shadows, which you can get via their Bandcamp page for $3.99.
Header image by Meg Loyal Photography.