Okay, I know that I haven’t been posting the most high brow of music mixes as of late. I have to tell you though, that I LOVE the Partridge Family. I LOVE David Cassidy, you guys. Not ironically or with a twinkle of sarcasm, no. No. I really and truly love their music. I have taken countless abuse for this love over the years, but it hasn’t hurt at all, that’s how true my adoration is.
I have traveled to RENO NEVADA to see David Cassidy perform live. RENO. It’s not a destination city for a reason, people (no offense meant if you live there, people say horrible things about my hometown too, but you know I’m speaking the truth here). I really only love David Cassidy of the 70’s, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. His feathered hair complements his kicky tunes, and let’s face it, he dipped more than his toe in the pool of bitterness as he aged. It’s understandable, I mean, I’ve read the autobiographies, I know what it was like for him.
Still though, I do feel bad for him. His teeny bopper image really did outshine his talent. He so wanted to be a gritty rock and roll performer. He wanted the world to know he was more than bubble gum. I mean, on the back cover of the Partridge Family album called Sound Magazine, he confesses that his favorite song is “The Thrill Is Gone” by B.B. King. He’s a serious musician, dudes. (He also purports to love 7-Up and the dessert called Strawberry Shortcake, FYI.)
I don’t want to name names, but I happen to live with a guy who is a music lover in a most serious way and even he has said that Mr. Cassidy has a nice voice. So, you know, there’s that.
Anyway… I just want you to go into this experience with an open mind. That’s all I’m saying here. If you are only familiar with the Partridge Family theme song, or the song “I Think I Love You” I want to introduce you to the later Partridge Family stuff. In fact today I want to showcase the last album released under The Partridge Family name. It’s called Bulletin Board. You can read more about the album and its critical reception on Wikipedia.
This album is closer in flavor to David Cassidy’s solo albums (which also I love so so so much). I thought it would be a nice one to share because it is a little heavier and funkier than the earlier stuff. Just a little bit, I mean, it’s still the Partridge Family!
I’ve made a YouTube Playlist for you so you can watch lots of lip synching and fake instrument playing, as well as get a load of awesome 70’s fashions. The playlist includes almost all the songs from the album. I’m also embedding a Spotify playlist, if you just want to listen to it.