WING: Sings the Carpenters: CD

Aug 13, 2009

My brother-in-law sent an attachment to my wife via email and I heard her cracking up from another room. I walked in to see what all the commotion was about. On the screen, I saw a Chinese woman’s picture and the music coming out of the speakers was a heavily accented, out of key, woman sounding serious singing Carpenters covers. I started laughing so hard I started to have aches. This shit is brilliant! This is a CD I would expect to see in an Asian market near the cash register. The songs are so bad, they start sounding good. You have to have a mental picture of this. Picture a Chinese woman in ‘50s singing in front of an all-white Nashville band playing Carpenters songs. Now picture those songs and think how they would sound over “Top of the World” or “We’ve Only Just Begun.” It’s funnier than your vision. This is the best CD to put on as the last music your guests would hear at a party at your home. Nothing could sour their moment like this woman’s desecration of bad ‘70s music.

 –don (Wing)