Chris Isaak – Wicked Game (1989)
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Christopher Joseph “Chris” Isaak (born June 26, 1956) is an American rock musician and occasional actor. He is best known for his hit “Wicked Game”, as well as the popular hit songs “Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying”.
He is renowned for his signature 1950s rock & roll style and crooner sound, as well as his soaring falsetto and reverb-laden music.
He is closely associated with film director David Lynch, who has used his music in numerous films and gave him a large role in the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. His songs generally focus on the themes of love, loss and heartbreak.
With a career spanning four decades, he has amassed a total of twelve studio albums, and has accumulated numerous award nominations and tours. He has been called the Roy Orbison of the 1990s, and is often compared to Orbison, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson and Duane Eddy.
Isaak signed a contract to Warner Bros. Records, and released his first album in 1985, Silvertone.The name was taken from the band he formed after graduating college. The album’s sound was raw and diverse, mingling country blues with conventional folk ballads.Although the album was a critical success, it failed to sell respectably.
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