How do you feel when an album that you didn’t like when it came out celebrates its 30th anniversary, and you still don’t like it today…BUT, it’s still better than most of today’s music?
This summer celebrates the 30th anniversary of Huey Lewis and The News’ Sports album. Okay, “celebrates” is a bit of a stretch. Let’s say “marks” the 30th anniversary.
Yeah, Huey Lewis still sucks. He’s not a great singer, songwriter, or musician. But he’s still better than Kanye West or Justin Beiber. Yeah that’s right, I said it. Beiber sucks so bad he’s worse than Huey frickin’ Lewis.
I spent the 80’s making fun of those who bought this horrid stuff. But here and now, I would listen that mediocre mainstream rock and roll album now any day over any Hip-Hop / Pop nonsense by Jay-Z or Beyonce. And, as far as “The News” was concerned, there is a cool connection is the always-cool Elvis Costello. Also, I did kind of identify with the one guy in the band that always had the sunglasses and the dangling cig…
Check out the most tolerable of Huey videos below: