Monday, August 1, 2011
Worst Album Ever
It would be selfish of me to keep this to myself. Please listen to the first song and an "exclusive Burning Wood" mix from Barb Jungr's "The Men I Love" CD, an album of covers that made my jaw drop so hard and so quick, I scraped my chin.
Now I understand "cabaret." I don't actively seek out singers of this genre, but I understand it. This misguided collection of tunes makes last week's covers release by America sound like "Abbey Road."
Look at this:
01. Once in a Lifetime (David Byrne/Brian Eno)
02. I’m a Believer (Neil Diamond)
03. Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache (Sandy Linzer/Denny Randell)
04. Night Comes On (Leonard Cohen)
05. Can’t Get Used to Losing You/Red Red Wine (Doc Pomus/Neil Diamond)
06. The River (Bruce Springsteen)
07. I Saw The Light (Todd Rundgren)
08. This Old Heart of Mine/Love Hurts (Holland-Dozier-Holland/ B&F Bryant)
09. Everything I Own (David Gates)
10. You Aint’s Going Nowhere (Bob Dylan)
11. My Little Town (Paul Simon)
12. Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb)
Seriously, words fail me, except for a few like...horrible, hilarious, and "are you kidding?" How about the genius of an Isley/Everlys medley? I mean, she even sings Bruce Springsteen's "The River" in first person.
Am I being mean?
Well, YOU listen to it.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME