Saturday, March 5, 2016

Videos From The High School Years: Rise (1979)

This year marks 35 years since I graduated from high school. While a class reunion is not etched in stone just yet---seems there's a phobia about the number 5----I still hunt for videos from those golden years.

Case in point is our next selection. Herb Alpert's "Rise", released in July 1979, took off like a runaway rocket thanks to an unexpected source. It was used as background music for ABC's General Hospital when Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) raped future wife Laura (Genie Francis). "Rise", in effect, became Luke's theme song for a while. The seductive sound of Alpert's trumpet carried "Rise" all the way to the top of the charts.

This video, on the other hand, may not have ever aired on MTV and/or VH1. What did they know?

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