Bob’s Rate-a-Record (10 9 8 by Face to Face)

Face to Face was a New Wave quintet from Boston, Massachusetts.

They recently started playing this song at work. So, I thought I’d rate it. I vaguely remember it from the 80s. I think I like it better now than I did then. It’s kind of catchy. Face to Face is supposed to be a new wave band. At least that’s what the internet says. It doesn’t sound new wave to me at all.

On a scale from 35 to 98, I’d give this song a 75. The tempo is just a tad bit too slow, making it almost undanceable. Also, they forgot all about the number 7 in the song.


Bob’s Rate-a-Record (Summer Day by Kari Lynn)

First of all, it’s fabulous. Very nostalgic. Jack Nitzsche’s string arrangement is outstanding. Came out in 1961. It never charted nationally, only locally. She was only 13 when she recorded it.

On a scale from 35 to 98, my score is 95,

Bob’s Rate-a-Record (Wind Up Toy – Jerry Mathers)

This is my first Rate-a-Record on this blog. What a horrid song to pick. No offense to Jerry Mathers. I love Leave it to Beaver. But they seriously should have waited for his voice to change before they recorded the song. It’s all very reminiscent of Peter Brady goofing up Greg’s song on The Brady Bunch.

I will rate the song between 35-98 (because that’s how they did it on American Bandstand). No song is so bad that it deserves a score lower than a 35 and no song is perfect enough to deserve 100. Or so said Dick Clark. I disagree. There are songs that deserve a rating below 35. But, I’ll just go ahead and use that scoring anyway.

You can kind of dance to it. I suppose you could do the twist to it. Although I don’t know why.

This is what I would call a frisbee record. You want to play frisbee outside with your friends. Nobody has a frisbee. What do you do? Well, you use a record. You dig through your collection of 45s and pick the crappiest one.

I looked up this record on ebay. The starting bid was $20.00. There were no bids.

My rating: 45