Video Premier – Caricature – Take Me Home Tonight


Caricature release Eddie Money cover

We are privileged to be one of the sites that will premier the new Caricature video for the remake of the Eddie Money classic Take Me Home Tonight. The video was directed by tech innovator, and cinematographer Kirk Tindel. He developed the drone used to film the footage of Chicago seen in the video.

Caricature is led by guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Joseph Spiller, known for his signature blend of progressive rock songcraft with technical death metal, writing and performing with projects such as Too Late The Hero, The Binary Code, Aborted, System Divide, and many others. Spiller produced and mixed some of the tracks on Shadows and is joined by drummer Evan Sammons (Last Chance To Reason) and features vocal production by frequent collaborator Greg Macklin (Jeff Loomis). Prior to Shadows, Caricature released The Sound of One Man’s World Collapsing on Metal Blade Records in 2013. The band has been profiled in the pages Alternative Press, and many essential heavy music websites.

Joseph Spiller gives his take on the track:

“Sometimes, when you make a record that you need to be as perfect as possible, you have to step back, take a break, and stretch your creative legs on something fun. Rather than smash up the studio, channeling the magic of “The Money Man” seemed more productive. The hook on this song is ironclad with one of the best second verses the mainstream has ever seen. I wanted to add something fresh to the arrangement without degrading the original piece, and the end result is fun as heck to play. Squad”

‘Take Me Home Tonight’ was originally a hit single in 1986 for Eddie Money, from his comeback album Can’t Hold Back (Columbia), which charted as high as #4 on the Billboard Top 100 and earned a Grammy Awards nomination in 1987. The track resurrected the career of both Money and guest vocalist Ronnie Spector, who is famously name-checked in the chorus of the song. Caricature’s version of ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ is the first salvo in a series of special releases this fall, as the band sets a collision course for its new full-length album, The Fiction We’ve Become due out in 2016.

You can follow the band on their bandcamp or on facebook.