VACATION CLUB: “Daydream” b/w “Forest Babe”: 7”

Nov 13, 2013

Although one supposes that comparison to quirky fellow Hoosier Staters like First Base and Charlie And The Skunks is inevitable ((or, perhaps, merely evitable)), what I think this record really sounds like is what Beg, Borrow & Steal-era Ohio Express would have sounded like if Lou Reed quit his job writing twerpy pop hits for Pickwick Records not to run off and shoot Drano® with Andy Warhol, but to write twerpy pop hits for Cameo-Parkway instead. IN OTHER WORDS, IT SOUNDS LIKE BOTH THE BANDS WHO DIDN’T SUCK IN 1968! Watchyour ass Bobby Kennedy! BEST SONG: “Forest Babe” BEST SONG TITLE: I’ll take either “The Black Angel’s Death Song” or “It’s Too Groovy,” depending on which band that isn’t Vacation Club we’re talking about. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: There sure the hell are a lot of boobs on the covers of the records I’ve been assigned to review this month.

 –norb (Randy!, randyrecords.blogspot.com)

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