I found this cassette at my local “gift hut” here in the town of Orleans. As some of you or may not know, each town dump has what they call a gift hut where there are things that are too good to throw in the actual trash. Thank god! I get the best stuff this way and it’s also where I’ve been picking up cassettes to play in my Volkswagon Beetle since it came with a cassette player and NOT a cd player. I’m glad cassettes are still lurking about. This album “Hey Ricky” by Melissa Manchester contains the song “Your Place Or Mine” written by our queen of kitsch, Allee. I grabbed this cassette along with George Michael’s “Faith” and an old Eddie Murphy cassette with theeeeee most offensive song titles. Okay, I’m digressing I know………
See, I told ya! This album was released in 1981.
Hair by Jose’ Eber.
Your Place Or Mine written by Allee Willis.
Dump is right! This song was in a dump of a movie called “A Little Sex” starring Tim Matheson and Kate Capshaw in 1982. Melissa and I were so excited to to have a song in a movie. This was one of the first ones for me and also the beginning a plethora of experiences sitting in a movie theater after being told how great a movie is and just sinking lower and lower in my seat. Though I just saw this on TV a few months ago and it works well as a very early 80s kitsch experience – though absolutely not what the director, Bruce Paltrow, father of Gwyneth, was going for.
Melissa and I wrote a lot together back in the day and still are friends to this day. She was in my very first show business clique in the mid 70’s when she was one of Bette Midler’s original Harlettes.
This cassette now resides in my beetle.