Saturday, December 1, 2012
Hogie's Heroes: Herb Alpert
Steve here. The first music I can remember really liking was Herb Alpert. In part because it was funny sounding. I defy you to listen to "Tijuana Taxi" without coming up with a cartoon in your head. The other part was that the album I was listening to was "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" which famously featured a ridiculously hot Dolores Erickson nude and covered with the afore mentioned whipped cream. I think that album cover bumped me up puberty-wise by a few years. Sadly, that album didn't have what would become my favorite Alpert piece, his glorious mashup with Burt Bacharach. Say what you want about the new version of Casino Royale, but Chris Cornell can't match this.