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General Hospi-Tale – The Afternoon Delights

General Hospi-Tale – The Afternoon Delights

There is a certain charm in novelty songs, those quirky little musical nuggets that capture a moment in time with a popular song based on a pop cultural event. How else can you explain “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner and Garcia or “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees? They’re silly, stupid, disposable but certainly charming in small doses. Very small doses. “General Hospi-Tale” by The Afternoon Delights is exceedingly stupid, anachronistic and disposable since it manages to name-check key … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s

Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band

Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band

The Fourth of July is looming. America’s birthday. I could try to write something really profound here. Something about the value of liberty. Maybe the top 10 songs about freedom. But I’m really not feeling that deep or profound. Perhaps that’s because when I think of July 4th, I think of fireworks. And when I think of fireworks, I think of “Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band, an enduring 1970s one-hit wonder. “Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop