Dwight Twilley; Credit: Brian Blauser
Dwight Twilley; Credit: Brian Blauser Brian Blauser
Dwight Twilley is widely recognized as a luminary in the world of power-pop, despite label and business turmoil that plagued his career. He created his most recent release, Green Blimp, from his home base in Tulsa, Okla., where he first started the Dwight Twilley Band in the 1970s with Phil Seymour and Bill Pitcock IV.
- "I’m On Fire"
- "Get Up"
Even though the band was signed to Shelter Records, the label was never able to capitalize on the group's immensely catchy material. Twilley went on to start his own label, Big Oak Records, and has re-issued some of the albums that remained unreleased, including The Luck, which was completed in 1994.
Joined by the Mountain Stage Band, Twilley performs two of his hit songs—the 1976 Top 20 hit "I'm on Fire" and 1984's "Girls"—plus "Get Up" from Green Blimp.
This performance originally aired on November 26, 2010.