Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Air Supply - Supplying Far Too Much Air

If you've ever wondered who the wimpiest band of the '80s were, you can wonder no longer. It was Air Supply. Look at them. Air Supply were the guys who got their lunch money stolen by the school bully. Air Supply had to beg and plead not to be subjected to wedgies in the P.E. locker room. They were, in the words of Jim Steinman, "two boring idiots from Australia." And they were huge.

Air Supply had a supply all right: a bottomless supply of melancholy choruses and heart-tugging chord changes, recycled from every Bee Gees and Elton John song known to man. They couldn't stop. Even if Air Supply had wanted to stop, they couldn't have stopped.

Find pop music too threatening? Never fear. Air Supply is here to save the day. Step into their magical world of scented candles and chamomile tea. Worried that a painful, unpleasant thought might poke its way through your pop music and puncture that seamless, WASPy bubble you prefer to live in? No need to worry about that with Air Supply. With Air Supply, you're in safe hands.


Before we all die from air poisoning, maybe it's time to take a few breaths of Cosby Rock.


Herr Zrbo said...

I'm at the Cutter pool listening to Billboard hits of 1981! Now I just need some Bette Davis Eyes!

Little Earl said...

The Air Supply song that appears on the Billboard Top Hits of 1981 CD is actually "The One That You Love," but, whatever, they're all the same.

Let's see here. The only songs from that CD I have NOT posted on yet are "Bette Davis Eyes," "Jessie's Girl," "The Tide Is High," and Smokey Robinson's "Being With You." Although I did post Blondie's "Call Me" and "Atomic," so that should count for something.