As hinted at, I received an email from a semi-famous person the other day.
If you’d like to know why he wrote to me, you might choose to read this.
This is the email I received:
I recently did a search of my material and came across your blog…very cool.
Re: Turtle Power lyric…
yes it is wrong…
Here’s the deal…The A&R at the time for the label gave me that info on the movie including info on Raphael. I figured if anyone would know it would be him…also I had no idea if they had switched anything around in the movie version vs. the comic book or cartoon.
I was barely familiar with the Ninja Turtles at the time…As you stated who would have guessed they (TMNT) would have gotten to be so popular…it was a great experience and project!
When we shot the video for the song, there were kids (ages 10 -12) telling us that the song had an incorrect lyric…we sympathized but unfortunately the track had already been cut!
So now you know the deal!
It irked us too…But thank goodness the song remained a huge hit both here and abroad!
Anyway…happy blogging! And I hope you get the word out…It wasn’t our fault!
Partners In Kryme!
So there you go!
A few things to consider:
- It’s possible that this is not a real person from Partners in Kryme. It doesn’t make much sense to me to pretend to be from Partners in Kryme, but I guess there are stranger people on the Internet. I choose to believe he’s the real deal. Mock me if you want!
- His email gives a little insight on the whole “songs written for movies” process. Not much, but a little. There would seem to be more emphasis on timeliness than on correctness.
- I love that the kids tried to correct them :)
- Peace! 2U!
So, as asked to in the email, I’m here to get the word out: It wasn’t their fault! Quite blaming Partners in Kryme! If you still need to blame someone, blame the “suits,” man.
And in case you’re wondering, I wrote him back and asked if I could post his email. He gave me permission, so I’m not hassling anyone here.
And one final word – if you’ve not heard the song in question, you can go to Amazon and at least sample it. Do it! Embrace your Turtle Power!