2003   SEPTEMBER 28   #271

Charlie the Hamster Sings the Ten Commandments

Here's the entire 1977 album by that redneck Ross Bagdasarian, Floyd Robinson, in which his double-speed friend Charlie the Hamster sings a collection of cutesy, country ditties on the theme of Yahweh's "Big Ten." Since the songs average about 90 seconds each, there's some inevitable filler. Even then the total playing time is a merciful 23 minutes. Only true pain aficionados will make it through the three instrumentals at the end of side two.

- Perry Amberson

01 - Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods before Me
02 - Thou Shalt Not Make unto Thee Any Graven Image
03 - Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord Thy God in Vain
04 - Remember the Sabbath Day to Keep It Holy
05 - Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
06 - Thou Shalt Not Kill
07 - Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery
08 - Thou Shalt Not Steal
09 - Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness
10 - Thou Shalt Not Covet
11 - The Ten Commandments
12 - Commandments of Love
13 - Praise Strings
14 - Treasures

TT-23:15 / 16MB / 96kbps 44.1khz

(Image courtesy of Perry Amberson)