Inherited this chain-post
from Dom Zero
...I think the theme was prob. meant to be ten 'guilty musical pleasures' but I'm so unashamably guilt-free about about my love of what I love, that I wasn't sure what approach to take...I don't distinguish between High-Brow, Low-Brow or Sub-Brow: cheesy doesn't come into it; I either love it or I don't. So I just randomly free-associated and picked 10 things that I like that would probably make some other people cringe, but, hey, who cares
... I assumed that everyone thought The Dooleys and The Nolans were post-cool.
Oddly, I was going to include "King of Pain" by The Police, a song I love by a band I otherwise hate (wh/ seemed in the spirit of this post), but St. Anthony
pipped me to that. And here's Doppelganger's choice
. I confess I do really like "Hey Mickey" and "Superstar."
Okay, off the top of my head....
1) Theme tune to "Josie & The Pussycats."
("Long tails and ears for hats")
2) "Power to all our Friends"
- Cliff Richard
. (Cliff never sounded better!)
3) "Some Girls Do"
. ("I know I got the fever, but I don't know why
..." - 'nuff said.)
4) "The Bump"
. (Full-on crunching glitterstompf! Dig the baritone-bass vocal repeat of the title)
5) "Better off Alone"
- Alice Deejay
(Bittersweet existential Eurocheese.
Ice Bird Spiral even did a cover version of this on "Swineville")
6) "Close to The Edge"
. (Okay, I know it's an album
One side Rocks,
the other not so much. After years of hating this lot, I finally bit the bullet and took the plunge last year...)
7) "I Could be So Good For You"
- Dennis Waterman
. (You're nicked, sunshine!)
8) "Angie Baby"
- Helen Reddy
. (Produced by Kim Fowley, I think, but this is soooo wrong
; the sound of Radio 2 slowly turning evil...)
9) "Funky Gibbon"
- The Goodies
. (What's not to like.)
10) "Get Down"
- Gilbert O'Sullivan
. "You're a bad dog, baby/But I still want you around."
Wot, only ten...gaaaah:
I was just warming up.
I think I'm supposed to pick three or four unwitting victims now and pass this on like a case of genital herpes....Betty, Gutta and Loki have all been fingered, so to speak...Cloudboy's busy, I know, readying himself for our next live show (tho go for it, man, if you got a moment and want to join in!), so the writhing finger of Fate now also points at Farmer Glitch
, The X
from The End Times