Hooters Drummer’s Rock Revue Covers ‘Frankford El’
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the Pocket, a rock and roll revue led by the drummer for the Hooters, is celebrating the release of its latest “essential song of Philadelphia” with a concert next Saturday night.
“Can’t Get to Heaven on the Frankford El” is neither deep nor beautiful, but it’s a fun, rowdy singalong, recorded around 1970 by Philly-based band The American Dream. David Uosikinnen says this new version features the American Dream’s Don Van Winkle, and a chorus of kids from the School of Rock, who shared the studio with grown-up professionals.
“It was an incredible experience. You could see it in their eyes,” Uosikinnen said. “They were all really excited, and they were a little bit put on the spot because we didn’t give them anything to rehearse. All of them were great.”