Silver Laughter’s Mick Orton Makes An Observation In New York



We spent last week in New York City at the Sheraton in Times Square. When we were not in the hotel, we ventured out a couple of days on our own, then spent 3 days in Coldwell Banker events for Gen Blue.

In Manhattan all I heard was what I call “techno pop”. It seemed to be the only thing we heard in all the stores we went into (run by young kids!). It was so loud and distracting we had a hard time doing our shopping.

However, on our last day there we ventured into SOHO (South of Houston – pronounced HOWSTON) to do a last bit of purchasing and have lunch before heading to the airport in Queens (JFK).

Practically every store we went into they were playing the songs Silver Laughter used to cover in our last days together; Elvis Costello, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Foreigner… It really took me back, and I found myself singing along (quietly, of course) or playing “air” bass!

My guess is our third album would have been our best. The band was starting to get influences from groups other than the Beatles which would have helped us develop our own sound.

Mick Orton

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