13 October 2007
What are you, Waring?
Blender has put up a list of the 50 Worst Songs Ever, and while I have to agree that most of them are pretty damn dire I sort of liked "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister, which proves that even the oldest and surliest of us still have a capacity for teenage angst there's one actual error of fact that I must address. Anent #18, Chicago, "You're the Inspiration":
Itís hard to believe, but at one point Chicago were a fairly well-respected rock band. Then Peter Cetera joined, and they jettisoned any remaining street cred in favor of soft-rock ballads your grandmother would deem harmless.
Cetera, in fact, was an original member of the band, going back to the Big Thing/Chicago Transit Authority days: in addition to playing bass, he sang up front with Robert Lamm on "Questions 67 and 68" (from CTA), wrote "Where Do We Go From Here?" and sang lead on Lamm's "25 or 6 to 4" (both on Chicago II). Admittedly, "Where Do We Go" hinted at Cetera's affinity for sub-power balladry, but it would be years before he transformed entirely into a dentist-office-friendly wuss, and anyway he left Chicago shortly after "You're the Inspiration."
Disclosure: Of the fifty, I actually paid for copies of ten.Posted at 1:10 PM to Tongue and Groove
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