Yeah, he’s gone from looking like Don Johnson’s ugly brother to an extra in “The Room.” And, yeah, he hasn’t had a hit in more than a few decades.
But Eddie Money has some slamming hits, from the smooth “Baby Hold On,” the pseudo-dance-rock “Two Tickets To Paradise” and the comeback smashes “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Walk On Water” and, my personal favorite, “I Wanna Go Back,” which I have on a 45 somewhere in the dark recesses of the closet of my childhood bedroom … along with that awesome poster of the hot chick in the catcher’s outfit …uh, I mean, nevermind.
Anyhoo, according to our scientific measurements and calculations, Mr. Money has an outside shot of one day making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At least in one of those weird "other" categories, like Early Influence or non-performer, guys who no one knows or cares about or remembers, in, say, 2033, when Lady Gaga and Mumford & Sons get in.
Wait a second, make that HAD an outside shot of one day making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Because if anyone has seen the admittedly humorous but preposterously painful and embarrassing GEICO ad starring Eddie, you know what I’m talking about. His voice is shot. He looks like some kind of rejected Jim Henson puppet. And what the f*ck is up with his mouth?
If Eddie Money wasn’t a joke before this commercial made it on the air, he is now.
Yo, Eddie: You oughta go back … and do it all over.