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Tue, 26 Oct 2004

A Tribute to the Carpenters
A Tribute to the Carpenters My high school chemistry teacher once imparted this bit of wisdom:
    "No experiment is a total loss; it can always be used as a bad example."
This adage came back with full force as I contemplated this tribute album, a collection of Carpenters tunes covered on acoustic guitar by a group of mostly indistinguishable female folkies. First, because the Carpenters were elevator music before they encountered their first elevator; folk renditions of such sappy songs adds nothing. And second, because a third on the tracks on this album were Carpenters covers of other, better artists. California Dreamin'? Now and forever The Mamas & The Papas. There's a Kind of Hush? Done first (and much better) by Herman's Hermits. Ditto with Ticket to Ride and The Rainbow Connection; the latter will always belong to Kermit the Frog. About the best thing I can say about this collection is that it isn't nearly as horrifying as the artists' other album: A Tribute to the Songs of Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne. On folk guitar. One can only weep.
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