Whatever; I just wanna see it happen: The Fifth Dementia, doing heavy-metal covers of 5th Dimension hits. C'mon, now that it's been brought up (so to say), you wanna hear the throat-straining, howlin' git-tar version of "Wedding Bell Blues," too. Admit it. Oh, yeah, that'll be One Less Bell To Answer! Up, Up And Away!
...Oh, dear, here come the fans and critics now, with an insultingly thick rope....
1. The wedding bell thing, it seems to have rung convincingly -- 43 years for Marilyn McCoo and Bill Davis, Jr. and still counting. Remember that the next time you read some tawdry news from the world of entertainment; not everyone in showbiz has wall-to-wall sleaze.
2. I did not realize how many songs from that particular era and genre were written by Laura Nyro, who never even saw the far side of 50. Check out her take on Wedding Bell Blues.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
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