Not long ago, I went back to my parent’s house, looked at my old CD collection and almost threw up in my mouth a little bit.
It wasn’t just that I had gone to Sam Goody and paid $15.99 for “Spiceworld” (the second album from the Spice Girls). The worst part was, I remember rocking out — by myself, in my room — for hours to it.
Every day on the school bus I would pop my copy of “Floored” by Sugar Ray into my Discman and jam so hard to “Fly” featuring Super Cat and sometimes also the version without Super Cat. Every other song on that album was so, so bad, I just hit ‘repeat’ hundreds and hundreds of times.
I know I wasn’t the only one doing this. And maybe there are no guilty pleasures. But I still can’t believe I bought these 9 CDs back in the ’90s.
by Various artists
Like so many others, I bought this album expecting to hear the classic “Mission Impossible” theme which played over the opening credits. That’s actually on another CD, “Mission Impossible.” Instead, I spent $16 on music which, according to one Amazon reviewer, is “so mind curdlingly horrid that it makes you want to take two pencils, stick them up your nose, and slam your head down on the desk.”
“Life After Death”