Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Kind of Watching It: CD Collection Infomercials

Oh hi, I was just trying to buy a 30 year old bottle of grape Tang off Ebay. Wish me luck, I'm thristy. In any event, these are a few commercials I can't avoid. I'm getting scared now, I see them almost every night...


Rick Springfield: 80's Gold- Is this a revisionist, oddly peppy set or a sublimal attempt to make the '80s seem fun? I can't decide. Whatever it is, it will be difficult to top this set of raging steamers. Universal oversaw this collection of pop slanted hits and of course Rick Springfield was a natural pick as host for this. You know this might have worked--if Springfield either as overly sanguine or close to tears. His co-host here is someone named Kate Stone. I have no idea who she is, perhaps she was included because she does look like someone you went to high school with.

A Sad Confession: You know I can stand the Cars "Drive" and Spandau Ballet's "True." Together on the same set? Lethal...





Time-Life R&B Stuff- You'd think that it would be fun to watch an informercial on music from a genuine, talented artist. Think again. Peabo Bryson also made an odd commercial selling yet another silly music set. I've got to admit, this extended clip is fun. Bryson and some woman are sitting in some "cozy" setting where either a night of woo or an intervention is going to take place. The background music? The same ol' stuff that's been in my collections for years...


Ultimate Love Songs- Oh look, I Saved The Best For Last. With your hostesses Vanessa Williams and Anne Marie Howard, we get another set of potential coasters. This collection is especially syrup-laden. The good part? The commercial. Williams and Howard have a warm camaraderie and the lightening was total softcore porn.


The Songs: This 8 CD 132 song set has the nerve to include Chicago's "You're The Inspiration." That's just wrong...

Vanessa fake calling Rick Fox so she can run off for some "alone time" with me...

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