Friday, January 12, 2007

Here We Go Again

Today in Music History:

In 1981, It was reported that the White House had expanded its record library by including albums by Bob Dylan, Kiss and The Sex Pistols. Hmmmm, I wonder if Dubya ever spins those records on the old Victrola.
Osmonds Live album coverThe Osmonds released their debut album early in 1971. In two years they released 10 albums. A few of those were purported solo albums by Donny Osmond, but the brothers all played and performed on those albums as well. It is quite well known that Merrill was not a fan of doing side projects for Donny. After all He was supposed to be the lead singer and it kinda stuck in his craw. But the Osmonds motto was do it for the family, which was strongly reinforced by Papa Osmond. This is quite the output compared to what artists do nowdays, an album every three years or so. The Osmonds Live album was released at the height of Osmondmania in 1972, the fourth album of that year.

Listening to this and you really get the idea of the mass hysteriathat these guys were causing at the time. Everytime Donny sings, the crowd goes flippin insane. At times almost drowning out the music. This can be annoying sometimes but the album is worthwhile because the brothers put on a heck of a show and they certainly pleased the audience. As far as pure pop goodness goes, the brothers delivered in a big way.

Heck I was and still am a huge fan. Sadly this is another one of those out of print gems and it doesn't look like any of the Osmonds catalog will ever see thew light of reprint again. Someone has to spread the word and keep this music alive for younger generations and homercat strives to do this. Execs in the industry would do well to take a look at rereleasing these albums. I would buy every one of them. Until then I will help you guys out and as a prersent for the New Year, I'll dust off this one and post it up. Please note that I won't leave this up long.

Track Listing
1 Intro
2 Osmond Motown Special:
- I'm gonna Make You Love Me
- I Can't Get Next To You, Babe 4:32
3 Double Lovin' 1:59
4 Your Song 2:34
5 Sweet and Innocent 2:36
6 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 3:33
7 Proud Mary/Free 5:56
8 Go Away Little Girl 2:10
9 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
- Where Could I go But To The Lord
- Everytime I Feel The Spirit 3:48
10 We Gotta Live Together 4:30
11 Trouble / I Got A Woman 2:18
12 Hey Girl 2:50
13 Down By The Lazy River 2:50
14 Yo-Yo 2:20
15 One Bad Apple 2:30

Here's the link for the album:

Here you can have a look at a performance courtesy of youtube.

Meanwhile I'm getting ready to switch over to the new blogger and I don't know if anything here will get screwed up in the process. Has anyone switched over and if so are you having any problems? Have a great weekend all.
Funny Toon