Monday, February 16, 2015

This Is An LP, and You're Not

Athletes want to be rappers, rappers want to be actors, actors want to be singers, singers want to be athletes.

Here's Chevy proving that he can put together (with help from Tom Scott) a competent and mildly-amusing record album.
Rappers' Plight is IMHO the highlight.
Side One
1. Nat'l Anthem
2. Short People
3. Never Never Gonna Sing For You
4. I Shot the Sheriff
5. Let It Be
Side Two
6. Love to Have My Baby
7. Sixteen Tons
8. Wild Thing
9. Rappers' Plight

Friday, February 13, 2015

Kihn You Believe It?

For a while in the late 70's/early 80's Greg Kihn seemed like he might be one of the saviors of powerpop. It didn't quite work out that way, but this is still a fairly interesting interview from 1985.
(He's also a better-than-average novelist, and apparently a pretty decent person, as well).

[Is that Andy Griffith doing the AT&T commercial?]

Much like the Beach Boys version of this show previously posted, this disc came into my possession during my brief early 90's sales gig at Blount County's 1470 WMDR-AM, which was at that time running an easy listening format but which had previously been top-40 as "The Music Doctor". The top-40 format had replaced an earlier easy listening format when the station dropped its original call letters of WEAG (on which we listened to the Jerry Collins Show every morning on the way to school in the 70's in my Dad's '72 Impala with the one oval speaker in the dash).
Greg Kihn - The Hot Ones 3-25-85