Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Trapped in Body of a White Girl
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
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TlwsTeg | TX USA | 03/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Julie Brown would laugh her head off if she knew her CD is selling for ...! Take that, Bette Midler! I haven't heard the CD, I have the vinyl and have been looking for the CD for as long as I've had a CD player ;). This recording is about rocking and laughing so hard you...cry. The best I can do is give you a few tidbits:From "I Like 'Em Big and Stupid":
"What kind of guy does a lot for me?
Superman, with a lobotomy."From "Trapped in the Body of a White Girl":
"So I'm eating Haagen-Dazs
While my boyfriend's still at work
Making love to his computer
Gonna lose that jerk."From "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun":
"Debbie's smiling and waving her gun
Picking off cheerleaders one by one
Oh, Buffy's pom-pom just blew to bits
Oh no, Mitzi's head just did the splits"
Well, anyway, it helps make aerobic workouts go faster ;). I'll wait til I can afford it, but I've been waiting an awful long time. Perhaps if I had given it 5 stars I'd pay the going rate, but a few of the tracks are a little mundane, the three I quoted from are definitely the pick of the crop. These are the ones you might have heard on funky radio programs. In some strange way this album reminds me of Robin Williams' "Good Morning, Vietnam!""
A surprisingly enjoyable anomaly
johnnym77 | St Paul, MN United States | 05/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was quite fortunate to find a copy of this CD at a used CD store (for a tremendous bargain, I may add) and thought, why not. I expected a Weird Al Yankovich style album of pop parody and general silliness. There is a good deal of the silly, yes, but also some surprisingly effective vintage pop tracks.About half the album consists of semi-novelty songs that, while often hilarious, speak little of Brown's singing ability. They include the dated-yet-amusing "Trapped In The Body Of A White Girl" and the ode to the male physique "I Like 'Em Big And Stupid." Two of the funniest tracks are the duo of "Girl Fight Tonight" and "The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun", which could both be viewed as parodies of 60's girl pop, such as "Judy's Turn To Cry" and "Leader Of The Pack" respectively.The other half of the album consists of a handful of pop tracks which must have seemed very of-the-moment back in the mid-80's. Predictably, the songs are mainly about love and getting that one special guy to make his move. Brown has a decent voice for the material, especially considering the popular artists at the time, but she really shines on "Time Slips Away," which suprised me by its craftsmanship and emotion.Brown herself has a recognized status as a kind of cultural anomaly: an actress/writer/singer who became kind-of famous for a few years, a pop culture reference that still does film and TV work. For a mid-80s pop album, "Trapped" is surprisingly well-done and enjoyable. Perfect summer driving music, and worth it for "Homecoming Queen" alone. 4 out of 5."
G. Gustafson | Dallas, Tx | 02/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album really surprised me. Originally bought it for 'The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun' expecting the rest of the album to be mostly comedy. But actually, most of the songs really rock and are very danceable. The production quality is above average and Julie Brown has an amazingly good voice!"