At first my initial impression of "Make a Wish" by local quintet the Caps! seemed to differ with lead vocalist Chris Worth's take on the track. According to Worth, "It sounds like a song that could be played by one of those mechanical robot animal bands at Chuck E. Cheese. Only the robots are falling apart as they're playing." Hmmm... that's a lot more complex than the country-tinged jaunt I pegged the two minute track as, but it still totally fits. I mean, he did write the song. Worth continues, saying, "maybe it's the type of song Buck Owens would have written in kindergarten." The easy going ditty is hallmarked by boy-girl vocals from Worth and fellow bandmate Jessica Bonin and a good measure of honky tonk guitars that make the song ideal karaoke fodder if it misses the Chuck E. Cheese stage.
So if Worth could make a wish, what would it be?
"If I could make a wish, it would be to make people happy."
Cue a chorus of "awwww." I was expecting a wish that was maybe a bit more tangible and closer in line with those requested of and doled out by the Make a Wish Foundation. Like a trip to Disneyland or a spa day with Miley Cyrus or a yacht converted into a house with retired police horses running free on the plot of land that it's anchored to. Well, maybe that's just my wish. What's yours?
Buck Owens Country Music Hall of Fame page
Make a Wish Foundation
Chuck E. Cheese
Usher's "Love in This Club" as performed by Chuck E. Cheese band
Photo courtesy of the Caps!