Friday, April 23, 2010

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Happy Friday! Today I'm posting a great Paradise Garage classic by Sounds of Inner City. I know very little about this band except for this intriguing song. This song was the disco version for theme song from a 1976 soap opera parody called Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. This was a late night soap opera and the irony was that while it dealt with the same topics found in episodes of daytime soap operas, the topics were called by their names (impotence, sexual perversion) instead of being referred to the hushed tones and euphemisms typically favored by "straight" soaps, although the cast had a tongue and cheek performance style. For this reason, the series was even more controversial that it might otherwise have been. The character played by Louise Lasser who wore pig tails on the show and was once married to Woody Allen. I love the song because it's so campy and I can see why it was a Paradise classic. Enjoy!

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