Showing posts with label Matthew Wilder. Show all posts
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Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Break my stride - Matthew Wilder

Matthew Wilder was born as Matthew Weiner on January 24, 1953 in New York City. He started his music career as one half of the folk group Matthew & Peter in 1973. Five years later, he moved to Los Angeles, California, and started working as a backing vocalist for, amongst others, Rickie Lee Jones and Bette Midler.

In 1983, he recorded his debut album 'I don't speak the language'. The single 'Break my stride', which was taken from this album, became a number 5 hit in America, while it peaked at number 4 in the UK and number 3 in the Netherlands.

I had a friend who was always asking for this song when I made mixtapes for him in the early Nineties. I didn't have this single, so I could never oblige. I only bought this single in 2001, by that time I'd stopped making tapes for him. I hope he reads it now - if it gets through the Big Chinese Firewall, that is.

My collection: 7" single no. 3305
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, February 24, 2001
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Break my stride' / 'Break my stride (instrumental)'
Download: here

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