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Mick Smiley

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Mick Smiley was one of the most talented, and “subverted” artists of the 1980’s, mostly because other, more successful artists stole his material and his songwriting style. He was born Mark Cipolla and became one of the best and most talked-about “New-Wave” artists of the 1980’s as the leader of The Mick Smiley Band in Hollywood, California.

He and his band performed in most of the clubs and larger venues in the Hollywood area at the peak of the 80’s hip-hop/punk era. So many songs and acts he originated are now mis-connected to other stars, but Mick Smiley was and is always one of the most wonderful and original artists in the Rock/Punk/songwriter era of the 1980’s.

Along with his drummer Steve and Guitarist Kurt Kearns, Mick Smiley created a truly original sound, and a fun and sly persona that has never been recreated.

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  • livingark

    I've played this over and over driving through the Idaho country side in my '62 Austin-Healy....wind in the hair and that divine sound!

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • micksmileyfan

    There's a reason that you can't find The Mick Smiley Band. They were too good. All of the big record companies tried to "bury" them because they were taking attention away from other acts.

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Pho3nix-

    There's no info on this guy anywhere, not even a bio

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Rmwbauer

    I agree.

    19 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mINDsELFiNDULGE

    Haha, I just now decided to hunt for this song. Amusingly, every music site that had music previews for 15 seconds and that I tested, had this GARBAGE "Magic" song and that was NOT what I was looking for. But, I specifically remember the lyrics using "magic" so I was suspicious. Hunt hunt hunt some more! Finally I found a full copy and lo and behold, that was the song! It's just the first half is ALIEN to the AWESOME that is the second half. It's like, he had two versions he liked and melded them into 1. LOL. Bastard Smiley! How weird! Anyway, yeah, cut that song in half and keep the second part! Sheesh!

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Hammerhead3229

    That's not a bad idea...

    2 Apr 2009 Reply
  • miriya99

    ..On my comp CDs I edit the track to start @ 1:58... >.>

    16 Feb 2009 Reply
  • dh7621

    It's like two different songs...rubbish until -1:58, then it's pure Ghostbusters Magic!

    16 Jul 2008 Reply
  • ShadyAdy

    It shoulda been...

    22 Mar 2008 Reply
  • moneen02

    Was Magic even a hit?

    9 Oct 2007 Reply
  • ShadyAdy

    Agreed. 80's class.

    17 Mar 2007 Reply
  • GiveMeBackMySon

    Pleasee... Pleaseee... PLEASSSEEEE

    23 Dec 2006 Reply