7 May 2011

angels with dirty faces: Bruce Gaitsch reveals unreleased demo

When I interviewed Bruce Gaitsch, co-writer of La Isla Bonita and guitarist on True Blue and Like a Prayer, I asked him if he was involved in any of the unreleased Madonna/Pat Leonard demos, which have been reported from that era, Possessive Love and Just a Dream:
“I have a tape somewhere of some songs I had to learn parts from
and none of these songs are on it. But there is a song called
Angels with Dirty Faces on it that is killer!”

Angels With Dirty Faces
is the name of 1938 film, starring Pat O’Brien, Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney. Cagney’s 1949 film, White Heat, also inspired the equally “killer” True Blue album track of the same name, which samples his dialogue from the film.


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