Noblemania recently tracked down Mick Smiley, singer-songwriter of “Magic”, to talk music, Ghostbusters, and what he’s been up to over the past two decades.
Here’s a small snippet from the interview:
What was your background before contributing “Magic” to the Ghostbusterssoundtrack?
I was a musician (bass player) in the Mick Smiley Band playing all the LA clubs—Whiskey, Troubadour, Starwood, Madame Wongs, etc.
Did you write the song for the movie?
No, the track was produced by Keith Forsey in the hope of getting me a record deal. I knew Keith and had played bass on his production of Billy Idol’s first single “Mony Mony.”
How did the song end up on the soundtrack?
It was submitted by Mike Dixon to Ivan Reitman, who liked it and lobbied the producers to include it in the film. I was the only artist [with music in the film] not signed to Arista Records.
If you’d like to read the rest of the interview, click here.
Thanks to Marc Tyler Nobleman for the heads up!