Then again, it's becoming increasingly difficult to turn a quick buck these days, what with all the cash being channeled into sure-fire successes such as Idols rather than any bona fide artist development. So what's their solution?
Why, it's obvious. Everyone likes to party! Okay, cool - but licensing a hit compilation of original artists that guarantee boogie-friendly dance floor fun is just too damn demographically unclear. No sweat, those Opskop Treffers seem to sell really well in South Africa hey, so why not slap together a selection of old tried and tested favourite hits.
But wait - even better - let's do our own cover versions of them and yes, wow - stick an hypnotic four to the floor house beat behind them all!
Brilliant idea! This way we can stick everything from 70s drive-time anthems ("Baker Street") to 80s synth pop slices ("Wouldn't It Be Good", "Save a Prayer") into the beat blender. So what if we turn timeless ballads like Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" and Leiber and Stoller's "Stand by Me" into emotionless travesties? With euphoric renditions of no-hit wonders such as Patrick Swayze's "She's Like the Wind" mixed seamlessly into a bass blissed out karaoke take on "Day-O" the punters will love it. And what the hell, let's give them the added attraction of a Lennon and McCartney "Disco Mix" medley bonus track.If it were technically possible, I'd give this CD 0 stars.
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