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Glen Campbell was asked to make his music punkier

Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 10:39 [IST]

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Glen Campbell was asked to make his music punkier
London (ANI): Country singer Glen Campbell has revealed that he was once asked to make his music a bit 'punkier'. It was during the 70s when his music was very successful, and Glen's record company asked him to alter his music to punk.

"When a new regime took over at Capitol, things went downhill pretty quickly, they didn't understand me at all. This was the late Seventies and I'd finished Highwayman and they wouldn't release it as a single," the Daily Express quoted Glen, as saying.

"They said, 'we don't want that, why don't you do something more like this?' and they played me My Sharona by The Knack, That's when I knew I had to get off the label. I said 'Screw you! Who the hell are you, telling me to do a song like that?" Glen added.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]However, this year Glen, 72, returned to his old record company Capitol Records, 27 years since he left in 1981, following a big bust up over his song Highwayman, which later went on to become a number one hit for The Highwaymen in 1985.

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