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Oh Babe What Would You Say – Hurricane Smith

Oh Babe What Would You Say – Hurricane Smith

Author’s note: Let’s take a break from heavy metal one-hit wonders and take a look at this little ditty, almost forgotten now but when it was a hit, it was one of those songs that embedded itself in your ear like an annoying mosquito, and you just couldn’t get the stupid thing out of your head. The seed for this article was sown during an overnight trip I took recently, and as I pulled out … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

Telephone Man – Meri Wilson

Telephone Man – Meri Wilson

Cheese. Pure titillating cheese. That’s how I would describe “Telephone Man” by Meri Wilson. It’s the soul-stirring story of a woman who rents an apartment and is visited by the telephone man who is there to…install her telephone line. At least that’s the arc the story follows. But if you read between the lines, maybe this telephone is really just a euphemism. A little double entendre, if you know what I mean. The opening … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

Sugar Don’t Bite – Sam Harris

Sugar Don’t Bite – Sam Harris

Wow. “Sugar Don’t Bite” has to be one of the all-time worst pop songs ever. Listen to it now. Then finish reading the rest of what little I have to say about “Sugar Don’t Bite” by Sam Harris. Listening to the song now? Are you equally appalled? Watch the video closely. It’s a celebration of everything that was awful about the early 1980s. How about the artwork for the “Sugar Don’t Bite” single? Is that supposed … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s