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Lost Hits of the New Wave #17

“Shelter” by Lone Justice

Lone Justice, fronted by Maria McKee, was formed in 1982 as part of the Los Angeles cowpunk (I bet there’s a word y’all haven’t heard in ages) scene. With help at different times from Tom Petty and Steven Van Zandt, they managed to chart with “Shelter,” but were unable to have any higher charting singles.

Maria McKee went on to have a solo singing career but has been much more successful as a songwriter, penning hits for Bette Midler, Feargal Sharkey, and the Dixie Chicks.

Special thanks to my Twitter buddy Cathi for reminding me of this one. Sadly, I had forgotten.