Ill-Advised Rocking Out #3: Does Your Mother Know?  ABBA.

Sometimes it seems like the world can’t make up its mind about what to do with ABBA.  At least, there’s no consensus.  From kitsch, Scandinavian eurotrash to teutonic laser guided Stormtroopers of melancholy, the opinions differ widely.  I appreciate that even with things like The Beatles, you get some attention seekers who pretend that they’re…

Nacht Yacht Rock #5 $1000 Wedding – Gram Parsons

I’ve already mentioned that I started writing these posts about songs that turned out to not constitute Yacht Rock before I realised what Yacht Rock was and that I didn’t like Yacht Rock – well, hardly any.  I thought Yacht Rock just meant MOR Country & Western records.  Where I got that idea, I don’t…

Nacht Yacht Rock #4 Lyin’ Eyes – The Eagles.

.    4. The Eagles – Lyin’ Eyes. The records I’ve been writing about all appear on a playlist I’ve made on my phone that I’ve been listening to as I go on my daily walk.  I put it together because I realised that I have quite a lot of MOR schlock on it and,…

Nacht Yacht Rock #1 Sylvia’s Mother – Dr Hook & The Medicine Show.

I meant to write about Yacht Rock, I really did.  I like the word ‘yacht’ on account of how definite it sounds when anybody says it and I like how it’s spelled.  I don’t particularly like yachts themselves but nor do I dislike them especially.  I don’t know much – no, I don’t know anything about…