Saturday, November 29, 2008
Decisions made by adults with money.
I saw this album cover over at Padre Mickey's Dance Party and I was shocked and amazed. What exactly was this and where did it come from? Why did an adult with money decide to record this album, put this cover on the album and give it the title Colonel Sanders' Tijuana Picnic? Does that family and that setting scream out TIJUANA to you? No, I didn't think so.
The album is filled with covers of songs recorded by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, but no artists are actually named on the liner notes, so you can bet your bottom dollar this is a bunch of off-brand Herb Alpert wannabes.
Yes, there are liner notes! And we are supposed to believe that Colonel Sanders wrote them! Apparently, the Colonel likes the music, but he likes Kentucky Fried Chicken a whole lot more, and he hopes you do, too.
We live in a world of cross-fertilization and product placement in video games and tv shows made about characters from insurance commercials, but this is what our monstrous dystopia looked like in its infancy, and it's miracle it didn't die then and there.