Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Music May Ease And End All Discretion

This is one of the first albums I remember owning. It must have been given to me, likely as a birthday gift at the same time as the Grease soundtrack and the tickets to the Osmonds concert at the newly-opened Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington.

Check out the little taste of heaven this double-record K-Tel exclusive offers:

Record One / Side One:

Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
Hot Child In The City - Nick Guilder
Shame - Evelyn 'Champagne' King
Boogie Nights - Heatwave
Every Kinda People - Robert Palmer

Record One /Side Two:

It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
Handy Man - James Taylor
Emotion - Samantha Sang
Smoke From A Distant Fire - The Sanford/Townsed Band

Record Two / Side One:

Two Out of Three Ain't Band - Meat Loaf
My Angel Baby - Toby Beau
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
I'm Not Goona Let It Bother Me Tonight - Atlanta Rhythm Section

Record Two / Side Two:

Dance With Me - Peter Brown
You & I - Rick James Stone Band
Get Off - Foxy
I Can't Stand the Rain - Eruption
Baby Hold On - Eddie Money

Yep, that's right, someone in my family bought an eight year-old a record with a song called "Get Off" on it. And no, this is not Prince's New Power Generation elegy to, erm, whatever Prince is elegizing. It's not the same song, but oh my, a definite precursor.

Hmm, now that I think about it, that track was always scratched.