Latest criminal ripoff of 80s: Julio Iglesias CD

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Julioiglesias Julio Iglesias has a new CD out. (Who cares?) It's full of covers of some of our most beloved 80s classics. (Blasphemy!)

It pains me to even report this news. I was minding my own business this morning, watching "Tora Tora Tora" on TV when an infomercial for his "Romantic Classics" CD broke the bad news to me. And I thought Paul Anka's pillaging of 80s tunes last year was the last of the great war crimes.

Some of the Julio's covers: Wham!'s "Careless Whispers," The Car's "Drive," and two tunes from Foreigner -- Waiting for a Girl Like You and  I Want To Know What Love Is.

How do they sound? Check it out on his website. It's like a skit on Saturday Night Live. Personally, I don't care if he rips off every Foreigner song in the book -- I'm no big fan of their 80s work. But reworking "Drive" is akin to Madonna crucifying herself in the Sistine Chapel on Good Friday. (Oh, please, don't pass that suggestion on to her, unless you're sure they'll finally arrest her.)

Ricocasek Someone ought to tell Julio that "Drive" isn't a love song. Maybe Ric Ocasek could show up on his doorstep one night, break down his door and force him to actually read the lyrics. In the meantime, I'll have to find a safer channel to watch on Sunday mornings.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:19pm]

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