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Everything Is Beautiful, Ray Stevens - Party People (Vinyl). Turn Your Radio On. Losin' Streak. Just for the Record. Feel the Music. Be Your Own Best Friend. Shriner's Convention. One More Last Chance. The title track, written by veteran songwriter Max T.
In the tradition of protest singers from Woody Guthrie to Pete Seeger to Billy Bragg, Stevens augments his incisive political commentary with an enthusiastically blown raspberry, a foghorn to cover up profanity, and all manner of wacky sound effects, always the sign of a sophisticated musical manifesto. The production values, performances, and sentiments expressed in the video are pure public access, yet the video has wracked up more than 3 million views on YouTube.
Stevens has done well for himself underestimating the intelligence of the American people. A typical Stevens concoction is a misbegotten cross between a vaudeville sketch, morning-zoo wackiness, and a diatribe from your racist uncle. We The People offers nothing but reactionary politics and pandering schmaltz delivered with supreme condescension.
How can a song about streaking not be even the tiniest bit fun? My extreme dislike Ray Stevens - Party People (Vinyl) Stevens is partially political and partly artistic. In spite Ray Stevens - Party People (Vinyl) his bona fides as a respected musician and producer, the arrangements on Box Set are easy-listening bland and sterile, a tepid fusion of soulless countrypolitan slickness Ray Stevens - Party People (Vinyl) middle-of-the-road pop. His timing is awful, his delivery is smug and patronizing, and his kitchen-sink approach reeks of desperation.
It proved the opposite of edifying:Listening to Stevens actively made me stupider. The Ray Stevens - Party People (Vinyl). Nathan Rabin.
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