We Do Not Spare The Rodd
:: I'm Your Happy, Happy Guy ::
:: Loving You This Way ::
Rodd Keith does it again! Uncle Eddie and Cousin Gracie sent him more of their cheesy, vapid poems, and he once again found a way to transform them into little melodic pop masterpieces. How he managed to do it, day in and day out, without frying his brain on Angel Dust and jumping off a bridge, I’ll never know. Oh, wait, I’m sorry.
Seriously though, once you immerse your auditory senses in the bizarre world of song poems, it becomes immediately apparent that Rodd Keith was brilliant - the King Midas of this sub-genre, with the ability to turn lyrics made of turd into gold. His tunes always shine quite a bit brighter than his colleagues’ cuts, with arrangements that were more complex, eccentric and sometimes insane. He changed his style and voice with each recording, as you’ll hear on these two tunes – he’s the cool, laid back pop singer on “I’m Your Happy, Happy Guy.” On the flip, “Loving You This Way,” he’s the deep-voiced, love-song crooner. I guess what really sets him apart from the rest, aside from being more listen-able, is the personality, enthusiasm and humor he injects into his songs. You get the sense that he was having a lot of fun and had a big smirk on his face while churning out this stuff.