I recently completed my collection of The Association’s CDs when I discovered a reissue (from the British label Rev Ola) of their 1972 album Waterbeds in Trinidad!, their first and only record for the Columbia label following their departure from Warner Bros. with whom they’d had their biggest hits in the 60s – harmony-drenched songs like “Never My Love” and “Windy” and “Everything That Touches You”.
The group’s fortunes waned towards the end of […]
The other night, American Movie Classics ran John Carpenter’s 1983 movie adaption of Stephen King’s book Christine, the sweet, all-American story of a teenage boy and his car. Okay, so in classic Stephen King fashion, the story is a grimly hilarious subversion of the cars and girls and rock ‘n’ roll ideal romanticized not just in the songs of the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean in the 60s, but revived in the late 70s […]
For this week’s article, I’m really going in a totally different direction. I’m devoting my energy to my favorite obscure cheesy 70’s movie anthem, “Our Time Is Now”. I’m sure you’ve seen The Bad News Bears, but have you ever seen the sequels? The third movie entitled The Bad News Bears Go To Japan may be one of the top 5 worst movies of all time and is totally unwatchable. But I will admit that […]