Episode 23: Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne)

RECORDED AS POP CULTURE CLUB:  Another one of my all-time favorite songwriters joins me for a half hour to talk about his career, accomplishments, and the process between composing hits for projects such as That Thing You Do, Music & Lyrics, Josie and The Pussycats and more!  Of course, Adam Schlesinger is also known as half of the songwriting team behind the indelible pop rock band Fountains of Wayne whose biggest hit "Stacy's Mom" was a riff on The Cars, another one of my favorite bands.  But really, they have so many great songs that it's hard to name or include them all.  During the episode, there are snippets of the following:

"She's Got A Problem"
"Hate To See You Like This"
"Radiation Vibe"
"Red Dragon Tattoo"
"Prom Theme"
"Settle For Me" (from my favorite show on TV, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
"Getting Bi" (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
"All Kinds Of Time"
"That Thing You Do!"
"Sink To The Bottom"

Huge thanks to both Dan Solomon and publicist Ken Weinstein for getting me in touch with Adam, and be sure to purchase as many songs by this incredible talent as you can!  http://www.fountainsofwayne.com/home/

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Soundtrack:

James Laczkowski