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Music on Mondays (8-24-15)—You wouldn’t want to be like me

The Music Chronicles of Russel Ray

The clown bus full of Republicans wanting to be President of the United States has gotten me interested in dystopian movies. Fortunately, Wikipedia has a pretty good list, and I’m currently watching “I, Robot.” Doesn’t hurt that it stars Will Smith, one of my favorite actors.

The movie is based on a collection of short storied titled “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov and published in December 1950. I read the short stories way back in third or fourth grade so I was interested in the film adaptation.

The film reminded me of a 1977 album in my collection titled “I Robot” by the Alan Parsons Project. Although the album was to be based on the stories, too, and had the full support of Asimov, the Alan Parsons Project could not secure rights to the title. Thus, the group simply removed the comma.

There were three singles released from Alan Parsons project’s album: “I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You,” “Don’t Let It Show,” and “Day After Day (The Show Must Go On).” The track “Breakdown” received extensive airplay on album-oriented rock radio.

Here are all four songs:

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