Summer of Love: Yacht Rock

A couple of years back Brian Lamb turned me on to what might be the funniest set of videos I’ve yet to see on the internet: a 12 episode Rockumentary titled Yacht Rock. It’s a brilliantly conceived spoof on the careers of Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Hall & Oates, Toto, and several other smooth rockers from the late 70s and early 80s. The series starts to lose it after the eighth or ninth episode, but the first five or six are nothing short of brilliant (you can find them all here).

My personal favorite is episode two which features the back alley song writing duel of 1978 between Hall & Oates and Loggins & McDonald—I can;t get enough of Oates in this one. And while I know the series is over five years old, and many who might read this are already familiar with it, but on the off chance you haven’t, do yourself a favor and watch at least the first five or six episodes, you won’t be disappointed, especially if you are a child of the era.

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