Monday, October 27, 2008

"Phillies Fever" The Song

For the past 24 hours, I have had the ghastly 1976 song "Phillies Fever" stuck in my over-sized head.

Not since Cleveland's "Ten Cent Beer Night" has major league baseball embarrassed itself so thoroughly with a failed marketing campaign.

Back in the heady days of disco, somebody got the not-so-bright idea of tossing Dave Cash, Mike Schmidt, Larry Bowa, Greg Luzinski and Garry Maddox into a recording studio with a bad guitar wah-wah pedal. The result is a non-danceable, unlistenable tune which just might rival Dave Shultz's "Baby How Long You Gonna Keep Me In The Penalty Box" for its ear-popping badness.

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