Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Up With People

I'm sure the US folks can fill us in with more details about Up With People. While pretty much unknown in the UK this clean cut, god fearing bunch are well known in the US, taking their brand of positive squeaky clean, bland music to a huge audience through events such as the superbowl (they were spoofed a superbowl episode of the Simpsons as "Hooray for Everything").

While the majority of their output is to be avoided like the plague, this s/t LP from 1970 contains some nice groovy pop, including some unpexpected fuzz on A New Dimension.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LIKE A LOT OF THESE TUNES , THANKS FOR THE POST

Anonymous said...

Think I'm gonna dig it - thanks in advance...

Paul said...

They were sponsored by a right-wing organization called Moral Re-Armament. "Squeaky clean" is one good description of them; I remember them being called "professional virgins" as well.

Anonymous said...

I really like this ... any chance of posting the rest of the tracks from this album?

nadorozny2001 said...

their first lp has two cool surf sounding songs.
i just got a pace magazine that show choreography for some of the songs.
these guys must have been a hoot
oh cool blog by the way