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Wed, 20 Dec 2006

The Dan Band Live! / The Dan Band
Being a traditionalist, about some things at least, I always cringe when popular songs go transgender. You know what I mean: the song clearly written from a woman's point of view that some guy just has to make his own, with slightly modified lyrics that attempt to make it sound like something better than a hack job. I even remember, or at least think I remember, a male singer attempting to do this gender reassignment on Helen Reddy's classic (a word I use in the most ironic sense) I Am Woman. Even at a most uncritical age, I think I actually shivered.

But that's a big part of The Dan Band's shtick, at least on this album. Every track was made famous by a female singer. And every one tells a story that doesn't make a lot of sense when reinvented for the penily endowed. Which is the joke, of course. And one that works kind of well, if it could use a few fewer F-bombs along the way. There's even a little Helen Reddy here, although you don't get to hear that in the 30 second sample.

The Dan Band Live!
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