Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ray Stevens - #1 With a Bullet

I think I can safely say Ray Stevens is the guiltiest pleasure in my collection. I'm rarely ever in the mood for his music. Most of the time it seems juvenile and ridiculous, but I feel juvenile and ridiculous every now and again.

#1 With a Bullet has some of my favorite Ray Stevens songs from back in the day. "You Gotta Have a Hat" "Tenneage Mutant Kung Fu Chickens" and "The Pirate Song" are among the best tunes the man has ever written. Of course now that I'm an adult I can see the xenophobia and racism in songs like "Working for the Japanese." I can't excuse all of the man's sins, but I can still laugh at the songs I enjoy.

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