Monday, April 20, 2009

Slip Out Of Those Clothes And Slip Into A Frampton/Skynyrd Medley

Ahh, yes. Please allow time for the mood of seduction to fill the air while candles provide the room's sensual lighting. A chocolate dipped strawberry caresses your lips as our eyes gaze into each other's soul. You whisper sweet nothings into my ear and I push your hair back to nibble on your ear. As the passion begins to overcome our bodies, the erotic, adult contemporary sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" feeds the air with a feeling best described as audio impotence.

For years, Will To Power's purposeless cover medley of Peter Frampton's "Baby, I Love Your Way" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" has been following me through the local dance and hits of the 70's, 80's and 90's station, Love 100.3. Each time, I've been in the presence of this song, I could immediately figure out why I didn't like it. Allow me to present the checklist.

A. Lynyrd Skynyrd as Adult Contemporary.
B. "Freebird" without the masturbatory guitar solos.
C. I'm not a big fan of "Baby, I Love Your Way" to begin with.
D. I wasn't in my 40's when the song was released nor am I in them at the present time.

For these reasons (and I'm sure there are plenty more), I do not care for this sleep inducing cover. I, however, was able to tolerate it in its radio form due to the lack of a definable image to accompany the song. This was the case until last week where the scariest mythological creature unknown to any beastiary revealed its true form...a late 80's Miami DJ with a pornstache.

Not only that but the video was surprisingly more entertaining than the song. It's as laid back as the song is but the pornstache DJ is doing lots of cool stuff like riding motorcycles, sitting at a soundboard and walking along a pier. How bad ass is that? Besides that, he lets you know that "this bird will never change."

As for the "Baby, I Love Your Way" portion, it's pretty lame and I think that has something to do with the song being lame to begin with. Still, combining it with "Freebird" and stripping away all of the guitar work is just a bad idea. It's far from being unoriginal and uninspired, it's just horrible.

Originally, this was going to be a new entry for One Hit Wonder Or One Hit Blunder but it turns out that Will To Power had another hit a few years later. Sadly, it was a cover of a great song, 10CC's "I'm Not In Love." How much power could one pornstache possess? Apparently, enough to score two top 10 hits and ruin three popular songs of the 70's.

...and to the delight of your ears, Will To Power's cover of "I'm Not In Love"

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