It took me a minute that has been lasting for eleven years now, but one of my personal skate-video musical Holy Grails was just reached today. I saw the light. I mean, I found the tune from Lennie Kirk’s part in Time Code.
In his typical manner they say, the enemy tried for many years to send me on the wrong path, as the credits of the video state that it was sung by the mysterious “Pilgrims Jubilee Singers” and was called King’s Highway.
Well, it wasn’t quite the case -even if the topic and style, I’m sure, must have shared some common grounds.
The epic expressway Lennie seemed determined to take towards his ultimate demise in Alien Workshop’s second flick was actually, and joyously, set to a tune called Highway To Heaven as you might have guessed, sung by The Times Square Church Children’s Choir, a kids group from the NYC mega-church that Kirk used to attend in the mid-’90s when in the City. It graced an 8-track album called Oh Lord You’re Beautiful, that contains at least another skatable tune on it -for Lennie’s comeback part?
As a special present to celebrate (I think) the first year of A Visual Sound, it’s downloadable for free right here. You welcome.