Neil “Spyder James” Giraldo, producer, musician, legendary guitarist, songwriter, and producer of Grammy nominated and winning hits for multiple artists including Pat Benatar, John Waite, Del-Lords, Rick Springfield and many others, and proud hometown Cleveland boy, has recorded an original song for underdogs everywhere.
Inspired by the city’s resurgence, Giraldo reunites with fellow band mates from the local 70’s band “Thrills And Company” (TAC) to record Liftin’ The Curse Of The Rock”.
You can purchase the song above – and partial proceeds will go to Cleveland’s Shoes and Clothes for Kids.
“Liftin’ The Curse of the Rock”, written by Giraldo, Jones and Amato, references the historic and devastating trade in 1960, of Cleveland Indian, Italian-American icon, Rocky Colavito. Colavito was traded to the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland fans believe that a subsequent “curse” was put on the team, supposedly preventing the Cleveland Indians from ever winning the World Series. The Indians have not won a world series since 1948.