“We affectionately called her Chlorine. She’s an actual model. We based this photo on a postcard from the Riviera Motel on Sunset Blvd. I ran into her at a Palm Springs show once!
This album was notorious. In 1979 when it was released, it received honors as both Best Album Cover and Worst Album Cover by different media outlets. And even weirder, some people thought this was me!” –m
Martha Davis presents an AMA award to Stevie Wonder.
Martha on awards ceremonies: “I’ve done a bit of that. It’s all kinda goofy to me. Obviously, you see the worth in receiving an award from your peers….that’s sweet and that’s nice, but music is so much its own reward. It’s like you’re so lucky to be doing it in the first place, and it’s so great what you do, to have awards on top of great music is overkill I think.” –m
I got a call from Giorgio… “Hey Martha, I would like you to sing on this song” and he sent over a cassette of “Take My Breath Away.” I don’t consider myself very A&R-ish but when I heard it I said, “damn, that’s a hit!” I went in and sang the song, but then, Terri ended up doing it and having it featured in Top Gun. There’s a big part of me that is glad that I didn’t do it because I’m a writer and I think I would have been known more for that song than any other. –m
On Total Control: “I wrote the lyrics to be sung as a punk version before one of the brothers (Jeff?) wrote the chord progression and I slowed down the lyrics to match the chords. That’s why that song is so cool….it’s full of rage but it’s beautiful.” –m