The Chris Isaak Show

Season 1 Episode 6

Hurricane

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 16, 2001 on Showtime
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From Showtime: When his band's guitar tech drunkenly passes out backstage, Chris hires Jimmy Vane, an amazing guitar player who used to front a band called the Hurricanes, to replace him. It turns out Jimmy's had a few rough years since Chris last heard him play - substance abuse problems and some time in jail for petty theft - but he swears he's clean now and he does know guitars. Things are okay at first, but soon Chris senses that Jimmy resents his success and Hershel isn't too happy when Jimmy steals the spotlight after being invited on stage to play with Silvertone. Hershel isn't the only one with a rival. Yola is surprised to discover that her formerly chunky college pal Meg, has slimmed down considerably and now uses her newly luscious body to provide inspiration for great songwriters - in short, guys like Chris. Meanwhile, Anson finds his own form of feminine - if somewhat ghoulish - inspiration in Lisa, the makeup girl at the funeral parlor where he's landed a moonlighting gig playing organ.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • 1. There are several scenes where Jimmy can be seen smoking – backstage talking with Chris, rehearsing at Bimbo's, and playing a show with the band. Unfortunately, California passed a law in 1998 that banned smoking in bars and nightclubs...

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      • Songs featured in this episode:

        "I Believe"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's.

        "If I Had a Hammer"
        Live rehearsal setting at Chris' house.

        "Wild Love"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's with 'Jimmy Vane.'

        "Super Magic 2000"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's.

        "Don't Leave Me On My Own"
        Soundtrack music, played in the bar at Bimbo's while Yola and Chris have a chat.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Chris: "A lot of the big ones, man, they've been behind the bars. Johnny Cash, James Brown… Hugh Grant…"
        True, all though, Johnny's prison career consisted of just one night in an El Paso, TX jail in 1965 on drug possession charges. He never did serve any real "hard time."

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