I loved that song, BP, but I'd completely forgotten about it!
Uh, danf, this thread is about pap. Please save your klassy highbrow countrified music for another discussion. (Just kidding. I've dug the FBB ever since I heard some of their guitar work on Zappa's Waka/Jawaka. Those songs you linked are great.)
essexjan: Thanks (I think) for introducing me to a phenomenon I never knew existed.
Oh, and Boney M? That superultradelicious disco track on Daddy Cool? Absolutely destroyed by Boney M. opening up his yapper and writhing around while his backup singers do some kind of weird hallway monitor jazzfu.
But thank you, EJ, thank you for the wonder of Baccarat.
I grew up in a classical & folk family. Probably the hippest disc I ever had was the soundtrack to HAIR. But when I was growing up, around here, there was old-style country (minority) or rock (majority), with oldies and classic rock/AOR in the mix. Nowadays the radio rock is distinctly in the minority, and it's only hard and heavy shit, nothing poppy at all. The country today, though, sounds a lot like 1970s rock -- Bob Seger and so on.
I know I'm late to this thread, but not only do I know all the words to those songs listed, but I also had the pre-requisite cowboy hat with the feathered band and the feathered roach-clip hanging down the back. I'm still a fan of pop-country, but I can't find a local station anymore.