Another mixed bag from my stacks o' wax. Enjoy.
Super Connie Cato (1974)
Connie Cato released three records from '74 to '77, then faded into obscurity.... well, she never really climbed out of obscurity to begin with, but you get my meaning. I came across her debut LP, saw the massive wig and a track called "Superskirt", and simply had to have a listen.
With lyrics like this, I wasn't disappointed (expectations were set extremely low)...
There she goes, into the night
'Awaggin' her body
Gettin' everybody uptight
Searchin' out a victim
She's a-gonna fill with hurt
Faster than a hurricane
That's Super Skirt.
The back cover certainly makes Ms. Cato out to be the next big thing...
Connie may only be a demure nineteen, but in the low green hills surrounding her hometown of Bethalte .Illinois, she's already as well known as... well... as well-known as anybody. Anywhere! And not only that, but her name has spread quickly throughout the entire midwest and parts south as that super single, "Superskirt," moved up the charts and said more than any mere words here might.
Along with "Superskirt," Connie's second super single,"Super Kitten," is also featured in this album, and this toe tapper is guaranteed to carry the special Cato message even farther.
So it's just a matter of time before the whole country knows about her, because after all, it only takes one listen to that super voice to know super Connie Cato. This album should do the trick.
Funky Entertainment (1979)
|Wait - what is she doing with that alien's ear?|
"Popcorn" by Brainstorm
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Call me crazy, but I prefer the Russ Meyer-Roger Ebert schlockfest that is Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. At least that was fun; this is just a yawnfest. Maybe it was a bit risque for mainstream theaters, and yes it's got Sharon Tate, but there's not a whole lot for a guy like me to enjoy here.
The same goes for the soundtrack. I expected some bouncy space-age pop, or some bubblegum psychedelia.... instead, I get music less lively than Joey Bishop. Here's the opening track with narration by Barbara Parkins:
"Theme from 'Valley of the Dolls'"
|Preciosa LP by Los Soberanos|
"Mujer No Llores"