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Have a Nice Day 15
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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R. Epstein | USA | 08/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"How tacky are some of these songs? Well, I can remember hearing these songs being played at SEARS while shopping for clothes (no choice in those days. I lived in the suburbs and didn't yet have a car). The direct memories of denim jackets with sequins, and shorty tops - with sequins, fill me with shivers both warm (memories) and cold (fashion hell), as I listen to these songs. But not all of 'em are tacky. There are a couple of juicy goodies that actually broke the ground of riskless AM radio. "You Sexy Thing" was a hot crossover tune that got white people dancing (one could even say it was one of the first preludes to disco), and that title garnished many a sequined shorty top. Even many a pair of ..... (the seventies were SO fabulously sleazy!). And "Eighteen With A Bullet", despite it's slight '50sish Frankie Lymon feel, had a tight euphoric bite to it, which was a fresh charge in let's face it, what was a pretty stale, generic musical wasteland by the mid-seventies. Even Bay City Roller-mania was a delightful change, despite the fact that their fans all looked like Catholic school rejects (I guess that's where they got all that plaid). Come to think of it, maybe sequined shorty tops weren't so bad after all! Have fun -
and don't forget to have a nice day! :)"
Gotta Love Rhino!
cdkscully | Buffalo, NY | 08/12/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a fan of Rhino Records for many years I was elated when they started this series years ago. This was the 70s collection with songs that you couldn't find on any other compilation - the quirky ones that you remember hearing on AM radio, had the 45 but wasn't on the "most popular" list. For example: Sky High by Jigsaw (which I remember hearing in 1975) and Convoy by C. W. McCall (which I had the 45 rpm of). This isn't my favorite volume of the series but nonetheless, a volume that should be in your collection.Please note! The cassette versions are different from the CD release. There are "Bonus Tracks" on the CD that are not found on the cassette."
Excellent mix of mid to late 70s tunes
John A. Kuczma | Marietta, GA USA | 07/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Volume 15 of the "Have a Nice Day" series covers just about every facet of the decade's musical free-for-all. From country-flavored comedy with C. W. McCall's "Convoy" to cutting-edge funk with Hot Chocolate's "You Sexy Thing", this disc has it all. Janis Ian's "At Seventeen" has strong folk overtones, the Bay City Rollers check in with the roller rink/disco standard "Saturday Night", and Austin Roberts adds the sugary sweet, almost bubblegummy ballad "Rocky".While the variety is a bit startling, the sound quality is excellent and most of these cuts were legitimate hits. This volume is an excellent value and well worth owning. Highly recommended."