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November 15, 2004

HOUSE REMIXES OF LAWRENCE WELK? Yep. In the latest issue of BPM is a review of Upstairs at Larry's: Lawrence Welk Uncorked, a collection of -- you guessed it -- Lawrence Welk remixes. From the review by Andy Hermann:

It sounds like something done on a dare: An entire album of house remixes of tunes from The Lawrence Welk Show, possibly the squarest television show of all time. Can anyone really make "Bubbles in the Wine" funky? Apparently, the answer is yes. The collection's lack of polkas will disappoint Welk fans, but who cares about them, anyway? . . . Music for squares never sounded so cool.

Shockingly, I don't own the CD, but you can hear online samples here, and to my surprise it's pretty good. I think my favorite was the Kaskade Remix of String of Pearls. BT it's not, but on "degree of difficulty" alone I give it a 9.5.