Recently, I obtained two unusual albums from the 1970's:
- Grand Funk Railroad's Good Singin' Good Playin' produced by Frank Zappa.
- 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.