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She Took My Money by The Stooges (from The Weirdness, Virgin, 2007)

The PopMatters review of this record upon its release asks the question “Exactly why was this album made?” I wonder if Iggy Pop answered “Because it was there”?

 

Balos by Mikis Theodorakis (from Zorba Forever, FM Records, 2010)

Opa!


Fernando by ABBA (from ABBA Gold, Polydor, 1993)

My family somehow managed to persuade me to see Mamma Mia! last year. Despite my general love for ABBA songs, I despised the Broadway show. How can a story so dumb be set to music this good?

 

Mental Hopscotch by Missing Persons (from Best of Missing Persons, Capitol, 1990)

Opa!

 

Eleanor Gerbil by Monty Harper (from Paws Claws Scales & Tales, Monty Harper, 2006)

If Sir Paul were dead today, he’d be rolling around in his grave! “Aaaaaah, look at all the lonely rodents…”