Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
70's Party Classics Killers
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Jeffrey Atwood | Berkeley, CA | 04/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It all started so innocently. I purchased this CD on a lark in mid 1998.Subsequently, I put on this CD at high volume to torture my then-coworkers. Then it became a running joke. We'd take any opportunity, any pretext at all, to put it on. It had to be played at least once every day for "good luck." We'd force each other to listen to it. We'd have little contests to see who was man enough to listen to it over and over and still silently sit there programming away, not complaining. Sometimes we'd sing along to enhance the effect. In short: we broke people. It was like a Vietnamese prison camp in stereo. It was a joke. But then a very strange thing happened-- as I listened to the CD over and over, I BEGAN TO LIKE IT. I mean really like it! I began to listen to it at home on my own time. "There's something about this music", I thought, as I listened to it for the 543rd time. "Maybe it's so bad, it has actually wrapped all the way around and it's.. good again?", I thought. I played the album for my wife. At that point I was hooked. I knew all the words to "Having my Baby", and.. I liked it!"
Fabulously bad, hopefully more to come...
dvdtrkr | San Diego CA | 01/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"People need reminders like this when older people start hyping up about how "better" their music was back in their day...
Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree - Tony Orlando. I could think of a thousand other songs to put on this list before this one... "Knock Three Times" being one of them, and all New Yorkers know Tony very well from Labor Day telethons... This one also got a lot of play on the radio when the Iran hostage thing happened in '79.
The Night Chicago Died - The synth beginning, the goofy lyrics.. I can hear the plaidness. Billy, Don't Be a Hero - Vietnam era reference, the whistles and drums are a little annoying...
(You're) Having My Baby, Paul Anka. The man who co-wrote "My Way" wrote this ode to men who wanted their women barefoot, pregnant and grateful to the hubby. Should've stopped writing after 1960.... one of the all-time worst.
Playground in My Mind- the kids are annoying!! Think this one was on Mike Douglas or Merv Griffin every week...
Feelings - Morris Albert. The "Freebird" of lounge songs.. Want to turn a karaoke bar violent? Sing this one...ties with Sometimes When We Touch.
Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr. From "Willy Wonka". Where were the Oompa Loompas, babe? koo koo ka-choo... not the rat packer's finest moment...
But the last 4 are undeniably gloriously bad...
Afternoon Delight. Will Ferrell brought this one back for "Anchorman". The song is fabulously annoying.
Torn Between Two Lovers - goes with "Feelings" and "Sometimes When We Touch". Gloriously sappy ballads..
Escape (The Piña Colada Song)... the song will never go away. Kids who watch "Shrek" even know this one now...
Muskrat Love.. America did this one, C&T covered it with synth noises... kids love it anyway.
Overall, a commendable job of showing the best of the bad in the 70s and one that warrants sequels from different eras.
But it was definitely missing a few...*MacArthur Park (this is one that was sorely missing as well as the other asterisked ones), *I've Never Been To Me, Lovin' You,Sugar Shack, *In the Year 2525, *Honey (Bobby Goldsboro), *Him (by the Pina Colada guy), Shannon, Wildfire, Edmund Fitzgerald, Alone Again (Naturally), Seasons in the Sun, You Light Up My Life, Into the Night (Benny Mardones), Kisses For Me, Saturday Night (bay city rollers), theme from Ice Castles, The Morning After, Run Joey Run, Timothy, Convoy, Travolta's "Let Her In", 98.6, You Take My Breath Away, All By Myself, Don't Give Up On Us Baby, *Watchin Scotty Grow, Sylvia's Mother, Kiss You All Over, Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing... and that's the short list...
There's enough from the other eras to make "gloriously bad" compilations...Ballad of the Green Berets, Achy Breaky, Macarena, Britney's "My Perogative", We Built This City, Ice Ice Baby,Meat Loaf "I Would Do Anything for Love", Party All The Time, Ode To Billy Joe, Freebird/Baby I Love Your Way, Sunglasses at Night, Rico Suave, She Bangs,etc...
This one will be a favorite by old and young alike and a guilty pleasure, and I'd also recommend tracking down a velvet painting, some plaid bellbottoms, along with some late-60s-early 70s French and Italian instrumental and Moog music as well as "Players Pimps and Private Eyes"."
70's Party Killers
Duane Alan Hahn | USA | 08/21/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Click on the image near the top of the page and take a good look at it. The name of this is '70's Party Killers.' It is not for you to play at a party. It will kill your party. That's why it's called '70's Party Killers.' Buy it if you like these songs or because you love to hate these songs, but don't buy it thinking it's a party album. Duh."