Lou Gramm was best known as the lead singer of Foreigner. Mick Jones basically was jealous of Lou for getting all of the publicity, even though Jones wrote most of the songs for Foreigner. The band broke up, and both musicians released solo albums. Mick Jones' flopped. Lou Gramm had some minor success.
His most notable hit was a song called "Midnight Blue." It has an "interesting" intro - some sort of sound, that almost resembles bagpipes ... as it gets louder, a rhythmic sounds begins to accompany it, followed by a guitar lick, and then ultimately Gramm's familiar voice.
The song, for the most part, is really an sugary 80's pop song, certainly a departure from Foreigner's more rocking sound. But, it works, and Gramm's voice fits the song perfectly. The lyrics, to me, tell a story of a guy who's ready to go out on his own, and has the confidence to do so ... unfortunately, Gramm still sported the ungodly amount of curly hair that was common in the mid 1980's ...
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