27 August 2010

A Musical Interlude

'Come Together', 'Everyday People', and 'A Boy Named Sue'—these were among the hit songs of 1969, the year American Standard released 'The Bathrooms are Coming', an LP marking the launch of a new line of fixtures. While it didn't yield any chart-toppers, the catchy tunes developed a cult following. Check out this verse from 'The Ultra Bath', a track with a light calypso beat:
Here's another thing so dramatic:
This pool fills up automatic.
The temp—just right! We're ecstatic!—
Automatically controlled.
But what are words without music? Were it not for the always amazing archives of radio station WFMU, this gem might have been lost forever. Click the link and have a listen.

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