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The Walter Murphy Band

  • A Fifth of Beethoven [Private Stock, 1977] D+

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A Fifth of Beethoven [Private Stock, 1977]
What a ripoff. Here I am expecting disco versions of "Claire de Lune," Carmina Burana, and at least three Brandenburg concerti, and what do I get but eight tunes by W. Murphy? Take it from me, Walter--from Beethoven you make great schlock, transcendent schlock even, but from Murphy you just make schlock. D+