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Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's A Miracle I Didn't Take My Own Life In 1974 While Listening To The AM Radio

It's not just the worst songs ever. It's ersatz versions of the worst songs ever. My sister fell for this once back then. She got one advertised as: "Performed by the original artists."

"The Original Artists" were a wedding band from Nebraska, I think.

6 comments:

Gerard said...

Suicide pact? I'm into it if I have to listen to this again.

SippicanCottage said...

Remember, in a murder/suicide situation, always volunteer to start the proceedings.

Anonymous said...

Damn fine strategy, that......

Andy
www.smokingtoaster.com

Anonymous said...

Meh. I was 12 years old in 1974, and I remember most of those songs. Some were pretty cool, like "Bennie and the Jets". Others, like "Bless the Beasts and the Children" may not have made a whole lot of sense, but, damn, Karen Carpenter could sing.

And then there's "Seasons in the Sun", which makes me want to join you in the pact-- it's that depressing.

Hale Adams
Pikesville, People's Democratic Republic of Maryland

Casey Klahn said...

By birth record, I was there, but I have entirely forgotten 1974...

benjaminthomas said...

My two favorite parts of this:

1. "Because of low royalties, we can't reveal the artists"

Low royalties? I'll say. I mean, do you know how much it would have cost to get the actual Terry Jacks?!

2. You had to pay $2.00 extra to get it on 8-track tapes, perhaps the worst technology ever invented.