OMHOF Members Visit Muskogee | Lifestyles
Drummer Scott Musick of 1980s alternative rock band The Call spotted a purple album art on display at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
“It was the cover art we used for this album that ‘I Still Believe’ was on,” Musick said. “That baby in the bag was actually a photo we found at the Oklahoma Historical Weather Society or something. We were looking for a photo of a tornado. We couldn’t find one, but we got it. ‘have found. ”
Several members of The Call stopped by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame on Wednesday to view a collection of their records, albums, a signed guitar and other memorabilia. OMHOF officials revealed the collection at a noon rally.
The Call, which had three members from Oklahoma, was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame on August 28 during a Jenks concert.
On Wednesday, OMHOF Interim Executive Director Amy Love welcomed the members of the group.
“There are almost no words for inductees to come to your museum and venue to see their exhibit,” she said. “It’s a huge exhibit, thanks to our friends, Knoel and Wendy Honn. They had it in their collection.”
Guitarist Tom Ferrier, founding member of the group, said the OMHOF collection brought back memories and revealed some surprises. “I think it’s really cool,” Ferrier said. “It’s really sweet. A lot of this stuff that I had never seen. We had never seen that ‘I Still Believe’ cover art.”
He said that an album reminded him of a tour of Europe the band had done “it was really fun”.
“The Elektra trailer. There’s the call with X and 1,000 maniacs,” he said.
Knoel C. Honn, author of “Recalling the Call” donated to OMHOF a series of 45 RPM records, albums, concert posters and other memorabilia from The Call.
“I’m the kind of guy they blame for all of this right now,” he said. “It’s a small part of my collection. I have hundreds of other stuff of their own.”
He said objects signed by founding member Michael Been, who died in 2010, were a key part of his collection.
“Since he’s not with us anymore, finding his stuff is a bit special for me,” he said.
He showed off a fan card that Michael and other band members signed.
Another important part of the collection is the album “Reconciled”, signed by Been.
“For a lot of people, a lot of fans, it’s kind of these guys’ big album,” Honn said. “Even Scott, I think, says it’s kind of his favorite album.”
Honn, a resident of Tulsa, said he started listening to The Call in 1983 when “The Walls Came Down” was released.
“I went to see them at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa,” he said. “Their music just spoke to me. It really affects you deeply. Michael has a lot to say. He’s very spiritual and in many ways political. His songs have a deeper meaning.”
All of The Call members are talented musicians, Honn said.
“And it’s just the combination of that that makes them an amazing group,” he said. “They were never recognized. And it was about time they were recognized for their achievements.”
The Call released nine studio albums over the two decades before going their separate ways in 2000. Their 1986 song, “I Still Believe”, was covered by Tim Cappello and included in the 1987 film The Lost Boys.
The group enjoyed significant success with “Let the Day Begin” in 1989, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard US Mainstream Rock charts.
Musick is from Tulsa, Been is from Oklahoma City, and keyboardist Steve Huddleston is from Enid.