The premise for this came from the "white whale" post that Klawitter put together for the OKC game last week. Cynical Jason posted a Golden Earring tune called Twilight Zone and then remarked that he couldn't picture how the band that performed that song could have also been responsible for this steaming heap.
Golden Earring - Radar Love (1973) (via 1hit1ders)
Klaw and I both admitted to secretly playing and enjoying this "steaming heap" on occasion. Thus, we are at the point in the season where it's getting more and more difficult to find new material and to watch our hapless team scratch out narrow losses. What to do? Well, similar to right wing politicians, we need to empty our minds of the sinfully wrong music that has plagued us, and thus cleansed, we will be able to elevate ourselves into the light. Don't hold back, brothers and sisters; get right with the musical gods so that we and our team can rise up and feel the Love! Wait...that's not exactly what I meant PD or E-6. And being an atheist, the results may not apply in my case.Nonetheless, I'm going to expose this song that rattles around my head and makes me smile in spite of being pretty awful.
Foreigner - Urgent (1981) - Original Video (via ancele007)
Sure it's crap, but it reminds me of a former love, and that's something important.
This next song was written totally in mocking of the format in which it is based; doesn't matter, I can't get it out of my head because it really is the "perfect" country song.
Steve Goodman : You Never Even Call Me By My Name - Live 1982 (via 1000Magicians)
On occasion, an artist will start out with a steaming heap and somehow launch a career based on ever more steaming material. This guy not only sings some awful music, but like the far more talented near-governor of Texas, he also writes murder mysteries. This song from early in his career somehow has insinuated itself into my consciousness in a way that is damned hard to remove.
Pencil Thin Mustache Jimmy Buffett (via quickmatch1)
Have I mentioned the rules for this thread? No? I didn't think so. It's quite simple really; you should post songs that you like in spite of recognizing that they are shite. It doesn't matter an iota what the general populace thinks of them, only your inner compass can determine if these are guilty pleasures (sins for those who are religious) or not. This next song is my definition of a song that I should abhor but don't.
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song (Live Video) (via RhinoEntertainment)
This one is a bit more obscure than what likely is the best selling single in the history of rock, but it is every bit as confusing to me why I find myself singing along to it. Maybe I'm picturing the same women that the person who posted it on Youtube was...
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress by The Hollies (via johngalt2626)
I will turn it over to you folks to divulge your guilty pleasures/steaming heaps and free your souls after posting just one more tune that I hate to love. Hell, Johnny Bond did a much better version of this song, so I can't explain why I listen to this one with a smile on my face. But, I'm a former sinner, so now I don't have to justify anything because I am walking in the light. You know, it is awfully bright here, almost reminds me of the interview rooms at the station where men and women in blue hang out...
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln (via JohnB1948Three)