ItÁ¢€â„¢s Wednesday, which means itÁ¢€â„¢s time to pull out another album from the Way Out Junk archives. TodayÁ¢€â„¢s music selection from Fat Albert and the Junkyard Band is called Rock Á¢€ËœnÁ¢€â„¢ Roll Disco, which is rather odd since their music is really neither rock Á¢€ËœnÁ¢€â„¢ roll nor disco. However, there are a few different styles on display here, along with the usual pop/R & B-ish vibe youÁ¢€â„¢d expect.
Our first song is a doo-wop number called Á¢€Å“Mr. Shakespeare.Á¢€ 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 Á¢€Å“SkippinÁ¢€â„¢ Out.Á¢€ Here he sings about skipping away because itÁ¢€â„¢s so nice outside. (I assume heÁ¢€â„¢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 Á¢€Å“She DoesnÁ¢€â„¢t See Me,Á¢€ has a nice Latin sort of beat to it. In this song he laments the fact that even with glasses, bifocals, and binoculars she doesnÁ¢€â„¢t see him. (IÁ¢€â„¢m resisting the urge to ask, Á¢€Å“How could she miss him?Á¢€)
Fat Albert and the gang go country in Á¢€Å“I Wanna Be a CowboyÁ¢€ (not to be confused with the Boys DonÁ¢€â„¢t Cry hit). This is the only song where we get an actual Á¢€Å“Hey Hey Hey!Á¢€
Finally, what would a Fat Albert album be without a song about Á¢€Å“FriendsÁ¢€? Well, it wouldnÁ¢€â„¢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!