That Time Dan Brown Recorded A Song About Phone Sex

Before he made it as a writer, Brown was a musician. Quite a bad one.

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Dan Brown recorded two albums of earnest soft rock in the early '90s. The first, self-titled CD, featured a song about phone sex, called "976 Love" (sample lyric: "I take you to bed and push the phone to my head/You make me feel like a man."). It's compellingly awful. Think Barry Manilow meets Michael Bolton.

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Here's another song from the same album. It's called "If You Believe In Love".

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Here are a couple more Dan Brown tracks, taken from his second album, "Angels And Demons", a title he would later use for his best-selling novel.

"Here In These Fields".

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"All I Believe".

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Brown switched careers soon after the release of his second album, becoming a full-time writer in 1996. Probably quite a sensible decision, all told. In The Man Behind The Da Vinci Code: An Unauthorised Biography Of Dan Brown, he is quoted as saying:

Do I really look like someone cut out for MTV? I don't think so. I belong in a classroom; the world isn't ready for a pale, balding geek shaking his booty on national TV—not a pretty picture.