Glen Campbell was asked to bring out punkier side to his music

December 30th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 30 (ANI): Country singer Glen Campbell has revealed that he was once asked to make his music a bit punkier.

It was during the 70s when his music was very successful, and his record company asked him to alter his music to punk.

When a new regime took over at Capitol, things went downhill pretty quickly, they didnt understand me at all. This was the late Seventies and Id finished Highwayman and they wouldnt release it as a single, the Daily Express quoted Glen, as saying.

“They said, we dont want that, why dont you do something more like this? and they played me My Sharona by The Knack, Thats when I knew I had to get off the label. I said Screw you! Who the hell are you, telling me to do a song like that? Glen added.

However, this year Glen, 72, returned to his old record company Capitol Records, 27 years since he left in 1981, following a big bust up over his song Highwayman, which later went on to become a number one hit for The Highwaymen in 1985. (ANI)

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