Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Number 973 - Village People


Number 973

Village People

"Macho Man"

(1978)
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................Genre: Disco...............
smile & say cheese
My kids are going to disown me if i keep listing "Artist's" that they describe as "that's Sad Dad" .

Ah well, who am i to judge "The Worlds Best Songs ... Ever"
Not me, no. Now that they have two songs so far listed in the "Top 1000 Songs" lets hear from the "experts" and see what they say about the Village People .........

"Part clever concept, part exaggerated camp act, the Village People were worldwide sensations during disco's heyday and keep reviving like the phoenix. Producer Jacques Morali in 1977 assembled a group designed to attract gay audiences while parodying (some claimed exploiting) that same constituency's stereotypes.
Songwriters Phil Hurtt and Peter Whitehead were tabbed to compose songs with gay underpinnings, and roles and costumes were carefully selected; among them were a cowboy, biker, soldier, policeman, and construction worker complete with hard hat. " ~ [Source: artist.com]

Brilliant marketing and catchy tunes made this group very wealthy. Just ask Marilyn Manson he was obviously a very learned student of the Village People. $Kaching !$
For more Village People see #988, #962
For Marilyn Manson see #499
For Go West see #880
What does Rolling Stone think about VP?
The Village People are mereasingly turning Eurodisco into low camp. "In the Navy," a mock recruiting song with a John Philip Sousa beat and an S&M subtext, is neither as catchy nor as provocative as "Y.M.C.A." Though Jacques Morali's goose-stepping pastiche of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff's productions for the O'Jays remains as glossy as ever, Go West's martial rhythms and bullish choral pageantry strain beyond parody into farce. This isn't dance music so much as Busby Berkeley-style disco jingoism targeted for Broadway. ~ [Source:Rolling Stone]

Need more information on the song "Macho Man"? Here are some SongFacts for you to ponder over! Click here > Fact Stuff

Official Website for Village People @ This addy & for other Information/Biography click this link > Here ~ crowbarred [because power is knowledge]
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at (Nope they hated it) and the Album ranked at Number (Nope, doesn't even know its out yet)
This song has a Definitive 1000 rating of 51 out of 108
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