Monday, February 22, 2010
Today's Army Presents The Gene Price Country Express: April, 1974, Program 2
Obviously, this is just my opinion, but there's a drop in quality from the 1st week of April, 1974 to the second on the Gene Price Country Express. Sure, you're got two sure-fire hits with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, but overall It's not as good as last week.
Also, you get some pretty ridiculous "boys-will-be-boys" material from Mr. Price who refers to Dolly Parton as "two of his favorite singers". Get it? It is because she has very large breasts and there are two of them! He's talkin' 'bout tits, boys! Let's all join the Army! This is hilarious on a level that was maybe unintended, though, because by turning this particular phrase, Gene has sort of insinuated that Dolly Parton's boobs are "singers", my mental image of which is both fascinating and disgusting. Oh, and wait'll you hear the hi-jinx that go down when Gene asks his "sidekick" (who is, you know, Gene Price doin the "grizzled old man" voice) for a "winch". Oh, how you will laugh.
BONUS: there's a terrible, cloying, syrupy, boring, stupid Bobby Bare song that's not mentioned in the program listing. Speaking of the program listing, here:
There's some odd sound stuff going on here if you listen closely, because I literally had to put one of my son's blocks on the tone arm to keep this record from skipping, which I'm sure is bad for both the needle and the record, but it's not really noticeable unless you're listening really closely. If you're looking for audiophile quality in your government-sponsored Country music programs from 35 years ago, you should probably just read a book or something. The rest of you, click here to download week 2 (of April, 1974) of the Gene Price Country Express!