Killer on the Rampage
Today we're going way back.
In the 60's you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing a tune by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. Alpert's achievements may have gone unnoticed by many, especially by today's generation, but his musical accomplishments include five number one hits, twenty-eight albums on the Billboard charts, eight Grammy Awards, fourteen Platinum albums and fifteen Gold albums. As of 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide. In 1966 the Guinness Book of World Records recognized that Alpert set a new record by placing five albums simultaneously on the Billboard Pop Album Chart, an accomplishment that has never been repeated. In April of that year, four of those albums were in the Top 10 simultaneously. Almost everyone knows the tunes, if not the actual names of the songs. On this Greatest Hits album there isn't one tune that won't have you humming along and tapping your feet. Whether you're a young whippersnapper who may not even realize you've heard this dudes stuff all over the place without knowing it, or an old fogie like the homercat, everyone should have this album lying around somewhere because it's so damn fun to listen to. Just try and listen without tapping your toes or humming along.