Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Celebrity Rock: Dying To Be Heard

Let's put it this way. "Will Robinson" grew up to be a rock star.

Bill Mumy, who achieved icon status with Lost In Space in the 60's, turned his talents to music in the 80's, first with the comedy duo Barnes & Barnes, who scored a minor hit in 1981 with "Fish Heads". In the 90's, Mumy teamed with fellow actors Miguel Ferrer and David Jolliffe, among others, to form the Jenerators, who've released three CD's over the last 20 years.

I actually owned a copy of the band's self-titled debut, which was the first place where I heard Mumy's solo acoustic composition, "Dying To Be Heard". He also released it on a solo CD around the same time. A few years ago, he played "Dying" while being interviewed for a DVD. The following video comes from that DVD.

It's too bad he's never played in my neck of the woods.

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