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June 11, 2009

Y'all remember this one?

Hard to believe it was almost 20 years ago, eh?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:49 PM | | Comments (4)
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1990...the year I felt violated

UGH! I saw them in "concert" (HA!) at the Baltimore Arena way back then. Hilarious! And needless to say, I was not old enough at the time to be aware of how much they were charging for Buds back then! Lol!

What is important to remember is that there is no way they could "lip sync" that riotously funny little sideways kick they did in their dance number. True juggernauts of entertainment.

Ah yes... I found it hilarious that so many people expressed righteous indignation about the "fraud" perpetuated by these phonies. The fact is, their pop songs were catchy radio hits (Girl You Know It's True, Blame It On The Rain, etc.), and people primarily liked them for that reason, along with their videos... I mean, so what if these two weren't the actual singers? Did that suddenly mean the songs that had been so popular were suddenly no good? It served as a fine example of the "music industry" taking itself way too seriously, and I always felt that their Grammy should've simply been transferred to the actual singers instead. Comical...

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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