A Fine Fine Song

“Fine” may be a weak word, but not if you use it twice.

Need to put a little fun day into your Monday?  That’s what The Nest tries to accomplish through the power of lost muzak!  It’s time for us to pull the string on another party popper out of that giant grab bag of fun we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy’s always in party mode every day that ends with a Y, while the Sponkies take a sip from the spiked Kool Aid.  Everybody have fun tonight…

Once upon a time you didn’t need to be a perky, primped and overly pimped pop singer to make music that landed on a popular radio station near you.  Anyone could do it as long as they had a halfway decent voice and some music.  And it helped if you were formerly with another band that the people liked.  Like Rainbow.

Ritchie Blackmore’s inspiration, no doubt.

Tony Carey played the keyboard in that outfit in the 70’s, and by the early 80’s was on his own making solo albums.  His most successful was 1984’s Some Tough City, which spawned two Top 40 hits… both of which are seldom heard in these primped and pimped days.  I personally love the biggest of those two songs, which hit #22, and had an interesting music video that got a lot of play on MTV back in the day.  It’s “A Fine, Fine Day”…

The song tells the tale of a man named Sonny, who in the video looks like a petty mobster who just got out of the joint.  Alas, it’s ironically not a fine, fine day for ol’ Sonny as some old “friends” come calling for him and eventually gun him down, where he heroically falls into the arms of Carey just as the ambulance nobody had time to call shows up.  The guy who plays Sonny in this video reminds me a lot of someone I can’t quite put my finger on…


Edit 9/15/22: I was thinking of Columbo-era Jack Cassidy!  Especially his role as The Great Santini!

I’ll return next week with another fine, fine earworm…


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
This entry was posted in Dusty Vinyl Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

20 Responses to A Fine Fine Song

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I vaguely remember this song. Sort of. I don’t think I ever saw the video, probably heard it while out shopping somewhere. 🤷‍♀️

  2. Don’t think I have ever heard this one…….Carey sure had a rough career with a lot of stops/starts/problems along the way including cancer.


  3. Not familiar with this artist or his music but he sure had shiny silky looking hair (unlike most of the hairband artists of the 80’s).

  4. I too vaguely remember this song as well. But it’s a good Monday tune, it’s a good accompaniment for DJ Scratchy and that awesome pink Big Wheel!!!

  5. Never heard this one. Good song though and with an actual ‘plot’ of sorts for the video, something many of those songs in that time frame were lacking. That actor (Sonny) – looks vaguely like Kurt Douglas (in his later years) Well the chin does at least..

  6. Thom says:

    As you titled this post, it is indeed a fine, fine song.

  7. Wow. I’m drawing a blank on this one – both on the song and on Tony Carey. I like his voice. The sound of him reminds me of Manfred Mann singing Blinded by the Light (yes, that song Bruce wrote with references to a car.) I always learn something here. Thanks ES.

  8. draliman says:

    He does look kinda familiar…
    I’ve not heard of him or this “Rainbow”. Quite a good song, though.

Jabber Away...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s