Sunday, December 03, 2006

Number 702 - Taco

Number 702


"Putting On The Ritz"

I will probably cop a bit of flak for this entry but thats ok. Taco is the true definition of the "One Hit Wonder" BUT the song itself was so vastly different in sound as compared to his peers from the same time period. Only leaving before him and maybe only after him that i believe were the fathers of Techno decades later.

Taco scored his one and only pop hit in 1982 with a faithful rendition of the Irving Berlin chestnut "Puttin' on the Ritz." Born in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 21, 1955, he recorded "Ritz" in Germany in 1981; a year later, the song (originally popularized by Fred Astaire) hit the upper reaches of the U.S. pop charts, accompanied by a video depicting the singer decked out in a bow-tie-and-tails ensemble emblematic of the Depression-era movie musicals his image strived to emulate. Taco's debut LP, After Eight, contained other recreations of 1930s hits, as well as original material in the same vein; however, the market for such stuff was clearly limited, and after a 1984 follow-up, Let's Face the Music, he disappeared from the charts for good. ~ [Jason Ankeny]

If its alright with you, i won't bother finding out what Rolling Stone think ~ Heh
Crowbarreds choice for Website to find more on Taco ... Click on the address

Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Your pulling our leg? Right?) and the Album ranked at Number (Speechless)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 68.4 out of 108 pts
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