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Paul Anka's Rock Swings.
A quick time out from the usual blogging. A quick music review:
You'll either really love this CD, or really hate it. A collection of jazzy covers of rock songs, it's called Rock Swings. Paul Anka is the artist.
Yes, Paul Anka.
The songs Anka covers:
1. It's My Life
Listened to almost the entire album recently on Sirius Satellite radio. It is pretty hilarious stuff.
The amazon.com customer reviews are decidedly mixed:
I dig it!, June 9, 2005
Oh God...what is going on? This is actually very cool., June 9, 2005
Don't know if I like this or not, June 9, 2005
Oh my god!, June 9, 2005
One word: Travesty, June 9, 2005
I tend to identify with the positive reviews; the songs are uniquely Anka's, and he is not mocking the songs. Anka smoothly and classily treats the songs like old standards. You might not even recognize the songs as if you weren't paying close attention (in part, because of Anka's clear articulation, which many of the originals lack). It's just feel-good music in so many ways.
Ultimately, though, this CD (though not gimmicky) could probably wear thin on someone after the novelty wears off. Initially, it's hard not to enjoy the music, but a few months from now, it might begin gathering dust.
Posted by Will Franklin · 10 June 2005 11:40 AM
Paul Anka is quite accomplished and is considered a great musical writer. He is from a time when music was really music! He actually knows how to compose music!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at June 10, 2005 12:15 PM
I think Paul Anka wrote one of my favorite songs! I sing it to my puppy all the time... It is called Puppy Love! Donny Osmond sang it in the 70's and it was quite popular! I think his most famous song was called Diana! I can't imagine him singing smells like teen spirit though! But...I just may have to go out and get it anyway!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at June 10, 2005 08:25 PM