Itâ€™s Wednesday, which means itâ€™s time to pull out another album from the Way Out Junk archives. Todayâ€™s music selection from Fat Albert and the Junkyard Band is called Rock â€˜nâ€™ Roll Disco, which is rather odd since their music is really neither rock â€˜nâ€™ roll nor disco. However, there are a few different styles on display here, along with the usual pop/R & B-ish vibe youâ€™d expect.
Our first song is a doo-wop number called â€œMr. Shakespeare.â€ In it, Fat Albert sings to the Bard himself, asking for help with his girl troubles because someone plays a better Romeo to her Juliet.
Next we have â€œSkippinâ€™ Out.â€ Here he sings about skipping away because itâ€™s so nice outside. (I assume heâ€™s talking about skipping school here.) In the second verse he sings about them heading out down the highway in his car. Wait a minute. Fat Albert has a car? Could Fat Albert even fit in a car?
The next song, called â€œShe Doesnâ€™t See Me,â€ has a nice Latin sort of beat to it. In this song he laments the fact that even with glasses, bifocals, and binoculars she doesnâ€™t see him. (Iâ€™m resisting the urge to ask, â€œHow could she miss him?â€)
Fat Albert and the gang go country in â€œI Wanna Be a Cowboyâ€ (not to be confused with the Boys Donâ€™t Cry hit). This is the only song where we get an actual â€œHey Hey Hey!â€
Finally, what would a Fat Albert album be without a song about â€œFriendsâ€? Well, it wouldnâ€™t be this one!
This was more than I originally intended to include in this post, but I liked the variety of the songs included here. If you want to hear the rest of this album, you can download it here!