One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Bad Reputation” by Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

On days that I spotlight a greatest song, it will take the place of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!


It’s Friday Music Fun!

Today’s selection is by multiple Philby Award winner Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons!

From their excellent “Hey Kid!” album, “Bad Reputation” is a high octane romp of a rock song!

Starting with guitar feedback and a spirited count in, Angela tears through the song telling you about some chick who has a “bad reputation for cheating men!”

The song’s short four line verses detail why the woman has such a negative rep.

Here’s an example:

“High heels/

Short skirt/

Mississippi girl/

Puts you to work”

I love the way Angela says, “rep-you-tay-sean!”

I love the way she sings “Oo-oo-oo-oh!”

Chris Connor, a super underrated guitar player, plays smokin’ guitar throughtout!

The band is tight!

Wicked drumming throughout!

There’s a false ending that then kicks in like, “Love Gun” by Kiss!

You can sing along or jump around!

Or both!!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “Bad Reputation” by Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons!!!


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