Saturday, May 12, 2012

Women Are Smarter in Every Way

Except sometimes in song choice

Arguably, the classic song "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" should sound like this:

And you could make a case that it sounds as good like this:

Or even this or this or even this.

But only in the coked-out late '70s could anyone have thought it was a good idea to spring Karen Carpenter's beautiful voice on a song that relied so heavily on a sense of rhythm and gritty integrity.

The problem with campy earnestness 35 years later is that it just starts to seem sad...

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