Remember Blessid Union of Souls and “I Believe?”
I’m linking out to the version of the “I Believe” video that uses the original album track. Until writing this, I didn’t realize until there was a radio edit. That version has the lyric “One day, daddy’s gonna find out she’s in love with a brother from the streets.” On the album, it’s not “brother.”
How many Top 40 bands do you know that got their name from an episode of “M*A*S*H*?” I used to have a clip here, but it keeps getting pulled down, so go to Hulu and watch Season 3, Episode 18, “House Arrest.” Jump ahead to around 7:00 to hear Frank Burns say it.
So, what’s BUoS been up to lately? Over the years, they got on the soundtrack for “Pokémon: The First Movie” and “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls,” recorded a couple songs for a charity CD about the Cincinnati Reds (the band’s from Ohio), and became a contemporary Christian act. They still tour, but singer Eliot Sloan is the only original member these days.