Eddie Money: Can't keep a good man down

Listening to Columbia/Legacy?s We Are The ?80s, a new compilation of some of Eddie Money?s greatest hits, it becomes clear just how far he?s come since the days when the Brooklyn-born singer was known as Eddie Mahoney, New York police academy alum. Following a brief stint as a desk clerk, Money decided to switch gears, boldly heading for California in the hopes of pursuing a music career. If Money?s songs proved to be a natural fit for Top 40 radio, it was due, no doubt, to the practice he got performing covers in Bay Area clubs. ?I learned a lot by covering people?s material,? Money told Goldmine, ?but then on the weekend I got to play a lot of my original material. I really paid my dues out there when I was doin? all these songs like ?Proud Mary,? ?Love The One You?re With.? It taught me how to write great music. I mean, I was in the trenches learning. I had to play Top 40 to make a living, but when you play enough Top 40 and you?re smart enough, you learn how to write Top 40.?
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Listening to Columbia/Legacy?s We Are The ?80s, a new compilation of some of Eddie Money?s greatest hits, it becomes clear just how far he?s come since the days when the Brooklyn-born singer was known as Eddie Mahoney, New York police academy alum. Following a brief stint as a desk clerk, Money decided to switch gears, boldly heading for California in the hopes of pursuing a music career.