Thursday, January 20, 2005

New Lows in Trivial Pursuits

While I'm in a trivial mood (and killing time waiting for the shrimp to thaw), let's reflect on the career of Paul Carrack, the king of the one-hit wonders. In 1974 he played keyboards and sang lead on the Ace hit "How Long (has this been going on)." In 1981 he joined Squeeze for one album, "East Side Story," and played keyboards and sang lead on "Tempted." In 1987 he had a minor hit as a solo artist with "Don't Shed a Tear" from his album "One Good Reason." He finally hit his stride and shed the one-hit wonder status with "Mike and the Mechanics," with whom he sang lead on "Living Years" and whatever other hits they managed to crank out. There. I'm glad that's all off my chest. Now I can forget all this crap.
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