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blatantly bad 70s music: run, joey, run (david geddes)
Nov 4th, 2008 by wrekehavoc

who is david geddes, and why did he assault the airwaves with this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU0R9qmtLQA

it’s bad enough he’s also responsible for the awful tearjerker the last game in the season (blind man in the bleachers).  but run, joey, run is one of the worst songs i have ever had the non-pleasure of hearing. and oh, i heard it a ton in 1975, when it became a hit.

so who is david geddes? well, there’s not a ton about him on the internet. i can’t seem to locate much beyond birth dates and nominal info on wikipedia. so i have a theory: this man is currently involved in an artist protection program. there’s no other explanation for his disappearance: his songs were so incredibly dismal, sacharrine, and painful, he simply chose to honorably not inflict them on people again lest he end up a real-life character in one of his musical melodramas.

in this one, the singer, aka joey (not to be confused with a kinder, gentler, and possibly dumber joey), is distressed. to make a long story short, he has been caught with his girlfriend by her father in a compromising position. the father goes after him. eventually, the father goes after him with a gun, only too bad for dad: his daughter gets in between joey and the bullet. and so ends our short-attention-span shakespearean theater. cue the tissues.

what kind of asshat lets his apparently-pregnant girlfriend take a bullet that was meant for him?

the music sounds like something out of a mid-1970s drama.

in short, this is a musical car crash. run from it.


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