Pleasure Programmed?
Pleasure Programmed?

I don’t like to pick on album covers, it’s not sportsmanlike. But Reader’s Digest records can take a hit. This particular album is “pleasure programmed.” I’ve done a little research, and as far as I can tell, “Pleasure Programmed” is some kind of threat. Polka Parties. Mood-Music for Dining. Best of Hammond Organs. The Smooth, […]

Rock Star as Messiah
Rock Star as Messiah

Why doesn’t everybody worship Barry McGuire? I mean, really, light streams forth from his sacred heart. I imagine song #8, “Good News Shoes,” actually healed the lame, just so they could shuffle around (until the needle skipped and they spasmed arhythmically to Barry’s repetitive croon.) This is a Christian record, probably intended to draw people’s […]