From the Frantic era
musicOMH: You often include icons of pop culture in your songs: James Bond, Jackie O., Johnnie Ray and Garbo…
Bryan: It adds color to throw in things, references to things. I should really place products in… like Wella Shampoo or something.
musicOMH: And they’ll call and ask you to do commercials and advertise your music at the same time!
Bryan: Yeah, it would be nice to have some advertising spots.
musicOMH: Do you have any professional regrets?
Bryan: Yeah. I don’t know which one to mention, but I do. When I stopped touring in the early ’80s for a few years, it was a mistake looking back. I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think that was a bad career move. I turned down a song that would’ve been a number one record. Simple Minds did it. That launched them – Don’t You Forget About Me. It’s a really good song.