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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

It’s A Miracle I Didn’t Take My Own Life In 1974 While Listening To The AM Radio

It’s not just the worst songs ever. It’s ersatz versions of the worst songs ever. My sister fell for this once back then. She got one advertised as: “Performed by the original artists.”

“The Original Artists” were a wedding band from Nebraska, I think.

6 Responses

  1. Meh. I was 12 years old in 1974, and I remember most of those songs. Some were pretty cool, like "Bennie and the Jets". Others, like "Bless the Beasts and the Children" may not have made a whole lot of sense, but, damn, Karen Carpenter could sing.

    And then there's "Seasons in the Sun", which makes me want to join you in the pact– it's that depressing.

    Hale Adams
    Pikesville, People's Democratic Republic of Maryland

  2. My two favorite parts of this:

    1. "Because of low royalties, we can't reveal the artists"

    Low royalties? I'll say. I mean, do you know how much it would have cost to get the actual Terry Jacks?!

    2. You had to pay $2.00 extra to get it on 8-track tapes, perhaps the worst technology ever invented.

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