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It’s So Bad, It’s Good! (And A Playlist)

Hello all.
Before we get into the insanity, let us briefly discuss the concept of musical taste. 

Taste is a slippery slope.  It is subjective in almost all cases.  When visualized, most people would perceive this subjection in the context of a straight line.
At the far left end of the straight line dwells the worst music you’ve ever heard.  On the far right end, you find the best of the best of the best.

I disagree with this visualization.  I’d rather perceive it in the form of a circle.

In my model, the best of the best of the best sits directly next to the worst of the worst of the worst.
Think of that straight line, and then bend it in a circle so that the far right side and the far left side meet at the top, at high noon.
Eureka!  Taste.

Allow me to present this list as evidence.  This shit right here is so bloody bad that it’s brilliant.
Let’s call it the Cop Rock Theory.  Or the Hasslehoff Principle, whichever you prefer.

   Okay, enough of your rambling, Stillwagon…

Artistic intention be damned, here are some of my favorite “so bad it’s good” moments.




Bill Cosby covers the Beatles

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Bill Cosby, I think of the Beatles.  It just makes sense.

Cosby and the Beatles.  The Beatles and the Cos.  These two are like cookies and milk; they’ve always belonged together.

Wait…I’m sorry, did you say Bill Cosby?  Oh, no, my mistake.  I was thinking of someone else.
But, hey!  Let’s hear it anyway…

(presses play, hears track.)

Oh lord, Bill, what have you done?  What have you done???


Zlad: Electronik Supersonik

Say nothing bad about Zlad.  I’m being serious here.
This guy is a fucking artiste.  Sincerely.

In some alternate universe, this band is the Beatles and the Stones combined.
Trust me on this one.

I’m pressing the play button in 5…4…3…1!   Oh shit, where did 2 go?
It is irrelevant.  The concept of 2 is meaningless in Zlad’s world, and we must respect that.
After all, we are merely pawns in this universe of Zlad.


Wesley Willis: Rock N Roll McDonalds

Next to Daniel Johnston, Wesley Willis is the king of the fringe.  We may have started out laughing at him, but we quickly realized we were laughing with him.  Well, maybe we’re still laughing at him a little. I mean, have you heard this shit?

Willis’ song I Wupped Batman’s Ass is equally classic.
R.I.P., and thank you.



And now for a quick public service announcement.

Protect ya junk.


Venesa Talor: Who Do I Have To Blow?

Speaking of VD…Venesa Talor starred in the 1996 direct to video sexploitation fest Femalien, and it’s sequel (somehow I managed to miss both.)

The awesome music video that accompanies this song features random guest appearances from former President Bill Clinton!
Ha!  Because, you know…Bill Clinton…blow job….haha!
Brilliant.  It is the cherry on top of this perfect shit sundae.

Shake what your doctor gave you, Venesa.


Muhammed Ali vs. Tooth Decay

from a review by Frank Larosa: Start with Muhammad Ali spending 40 minutes discussing tooth decay. Add appearances by celebrity guest stars like Frank Sinatra and Richie Havens, a bunch of kids, and some truly wooden dialog straight out of a dental textbook. Throw in a song that doesn’t make any sense. And if that isn’t enough for you, top it off with narration by Howard Cosell.


The Space Lady – Major Tom

The Space Lady: coming soon to a street corner near you (assuming you live in the same town as her).

Peter Schilling must be rolling over in his grave.
Wait, he’s still alive?  Oh, so, just his career died.  Gotcha.


Okay, in exchange for subjecting you to all of that, here’s a playlist of GOOD new shtuff from the interwebs.

Thanks for making my life easy, Spotify.

THIS WEEKS Fierce and Nerdy Playlist!!!

Rock over London / rock on Chicago.