Saturday, July 07, 2007

It (or they) came from the 70's

Recently, I obtained two unusual albums from the 1970's:

  1. Grand Funk Railroad's Good Singin' Good Playin' produced by Frank Zappa.
  2. Daryl Hall's Sacred Songs produced by Robert Fripp.

Both of these albums were commercial flops, but arguably artistic successes. There is usually a WTF or "who would have thunk" reaction to these strange pairings, when I mention them to friends and fellow musicians.

Personally, I give both of these albums kudos and high marks. It's as if a wormhole has been opened to a strange, alternate universe. A universe where two mainstream "pop" acts were temporarily allowed to exercise and demonstrate artistic integrity.

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