Ladies and Gentlemen...The Fifth Dimension!



Fabulous.


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  1. Oh, my! I'm the first to comment!
    What does one say on such an occasion? Words fail.

    Oh, yes. I have it:

    Flawless relaxer, gurrl.

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    1. Her crescendo on "goodbye" (3:15) is magnificent. LOVE HER!

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  2. kabuki has been waiting soooooo patiently for some 5th dimension. the vocal stylings of Marilyn are delicious. kabuki love some 5th dimension big time. much thanks.

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    1. Of course it was just a matter of time. And rest assured there is more to come!

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  3. She's got one less egg to fry. One less egg to fry. And all she does is cry!

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    1. Too many eggs to fry. And all I DO is cry.....

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  4. In the 2nd grade, I had a huge crush on my teacher, Mrs. Stubblefield. When I invited her over to dinner (cause Mom wouldn't mind) bitch threw me over to go to see the 5th Dimension with her friggin husband.

    All I could do was cry. And start crushin on men instead...worked out better in the long run!

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    1. Obviously you've been traumatized for life.

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  5. i have far too many favorite '5th' songs to list here
    so yes, do keep them coming.

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  6. Stupendous! There is such a controlled environment in recording studios (as well as the ability to do multiple takes and punch-ins) that, naturally the record version of a song always sounds better than the live version. Well until this! She's incredible. She sings is very close to the recorded version with just a few little interesting bits to let us know, "Honey this ain't no Memorex, I'm singin' for ya!"

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    1. As far as Marilyn goes, I agree, Felix - but is all the rest (including the other Four Dimensions, as it were) just a backing track?

      I think I'd be kind of pissed if I had to truck down to Burbank on a Tuesday morning just to spend the day in a costume that frighteningly foreshadows those in Battlefield Earth while she gets to emote all over the place, wouldn't you?

      It's a depressingly CindyBirdsongian prospect, after all..

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    2. Definitely a prerecorded backing track, but Miss McCoo is gloriously live, and really quite amazing.

      I think the rest of the crew saw the writing on the wall, realized it was an easy gig, and happily cashed their checks. What I wonder is when exactly it was decided that wacky costumes would be their "thing". As a kid, I always looked forward to seeing what they'd be wearing!

      Marilyn should have become a much bigger star, and definitely deserved more than Solid Gold, in my humble opinion.

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  7. But what about The Solid Waste Dancers? Marilyn was this close to them, and thats something.

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