Huey Tuesday: They Come to Suzie

HUEY TUESDAY – a weekly dig through the archives of the only 80s band more interested in workin’ for a livin’ than being hip. But for every monster pop single, there was a deep album detour into new wave, ska, blues, reggae, a capella and instrumentals. Hip to be square, indeed! Have you really heard the News?

In honor of Huey Lewis’ birthday, we dig up a true rarity!

A few weeks ago, we posted a Huey Tuesday that featured an unreleased song, “Running With the Crowd,” and wondered if the song had ever been officially recorded.

The answer came in the form of a response from Banks, an awesome chap who also shares an affinity for All things Huey. Well, Banks tells of a studio demo that floated around back in the early days that may or may not have had “Crowd,” but definitely had this unreleased track!

It’s completely mind-boggling that “They Come to Suzie” was never released on an album. It’s a scorcher about a gal who’s a sure thing! But it’s also such a solid high-energy rocker that it’s hard to imagine how it somehow fell out of rotation forever. We hear the boys are recording new music, and if Van Halen’s not above revisiting early music, then so should the News!

And while we’re on the subject, check out this rare full-length concert from October 1, 1980 that features “They Come to Suzie” as the last song. Props to Jack Stanton for the upload.

And to Huey … happy birthday!

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