And greetings to all our new TCU friends. You all seemed nice when you came through here, though all the Tomlinson jerseys were a little weird. And, I enjoyed the close reading of the lyrics, but reject the conspiracy theory, mostly because I'd rather root for a team QBed by Tom Brady than for one QBed by Tony Romo. (In the spirit of healing, I'll add, FUCK KENNETH SIMS.)
Also, this bit of musical magic (the actual 7" record) can be yours. Make a donation of $50 or moe to this advocacy group for sex workers, email me the receipt, and I will mail you the damn thing.
Howdy Big 12/EDSBS/SBB stranger! A bit of backstory here.
Having converted the aforementioned Craig James vanity musical project to mp3, you will agree that it is a) real b) spectacular.
The A Side: The James Gang.mp3
The B Side: Silver Ball.mp3 We're no indie grinches here at the Cod, but a few items of note:
1) Lasers! Borderline visionary for mid 80s pop-country.
2) This record has a lot of swagger for a member of a squad that had just lost Super Bowl XX to the Bears 46-10. The bold predicitons made here for the following season turned out to be 11-5 and a loss to the Broncos in the divisional round. James put up 427 yards and 4 TD for the season.
3) Speaking of the Bears, the shadow of the Shufflin' Crew looms large here. Except, unlike the Super Bowl Shuffle, the only person to benefit from the proceeds of this record would appear to be Craig James himself. Also, the Bears did actually back up their boasts.
4) It appears that it rather than sing it himself, Craig James may have hired grown men to sing of his deeds.
If you would like to own this little gem, I will be working with the folks over at EDSBS to figuure out a way to do some good with the proceeds. And if you were curious, the back cover.