On Saturday afternoon at Winter NAMM 2019 in Anaheim, CA, producer/songwriter/guitarist Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar will join celebrity interviewer Mr. Bonzai in an exploration of the inception and creation of Don Henley's 1984 Building the Perfect Beast, certified 3x Platinum and ranked by Rolling Stone as one of "The 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s". Hit singles include "The Boys of Summer" and "All She Wants To Do Is Dance."
Birth of a Record: Don Henley's "Building the Perfect Beast"
Saturday, Jan. 26, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, California Ballroom B (Level 2)
Mr. Bonzai will talk with Kortchmar about his long and productive career, with a focus on the album he co-produced, co-wrote and on which he played guitar, synthesizer, horns, organ, Omnichord, keyboards and bass. Joining the discussion will be engineer/mixer Niko Bolas and special guests, including drummer Jim Keltner.
"All She Wants To Do Is Dance" video: youtube.com/watch?v=d5p7v7XKxTw
Don Henley released "The Boys of Summer," the chart-topping single and extraordinary video in early Autumn 1984, creating anticipation for the album that followed. His second post-Eagles solo album, Building the Perfect Beast, was the blockbuster that included "All She Wants to Do is Dance," "Sunset Grill," "Driving With Your Eyes Closed," the heartfelt "A Month of Sundays," "Not Enough Love in the World," and the "The Boys of Summer," easily surpassing any list of the Eighties' best songs. Henley dominates the entire album with the confident voice of a leading man, while veteran producer/songwriter Danny Kortchmar leads a cast of incredible talents, making it all work like a charm.