Vinyl Day 9: Steve Martin “A Wild and Crazy Guy”, Billy Joel “Glass Houses”, & The St. Paul’s Boys Choir “Christmas Carols Good Christian Men Rejoice”

Hello! Last week was mentally and emotionally taxing for me, and I felt more like expressing myself than thinking about much (even the small things). I am back again with Vinyl Day 9. Catch up on the other days here.


Artist: Steve Martin
Album: A Wild and Crazy Guy
Year: 1978
Genre: Comedy
Record Origins: Mum and Dad

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This is a classic, and I am proud my parents have it in their collection. This album won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, reached #2 on the Billboard Pop charts, and is in the U.S. Library of Congress and National Recording Registry.

The classic “King Tut” is included on this album.


Artist: Billy Joel
Album: Glass Houses
Year: 1980
Genre: Rock, new wave, pop
Record Origins: Mum and Dad

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I am pretty up front about my preferences here, and one of those preferences is that I do not prefer Billy Joel. In fact, I’d say he’s an edgelord and a tool, and that’s not just my personal opinion. The only positive thing I have to say about this album is that I like the cover art. It’s a little hokey and trying too hard to be edgy, but it’s a cool pic.

The absolute dick moves of Billy Joel aside, he tries so hard to be cool. He sings about rock and roll but is so not what I think of as rock and roll. I rest my case with the music video of  “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me”, from the Glass Houses album.



Artist: The St. Paul’s Boys Choir
Album: Christmas Carols Good Christian Men Rejoice
Year: 197?/198?
Genre: Choral
Record Origins: Mum and Dad

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As I’ve gone through many of these albums, I’ve thought “Why are there so many fucking Christmas albums?”. Then I remembered: my mom really loves Christmas music. I find this endearing about her, and I like to listen to it with her.

I am unable to find much about this specific album. I also did not spend that much time looking for information about it. It was never opened, and I don’t plan to start that trend any time soon.

I can imagine the album sounds something like this:


Thanks for joining for Day 9! Hopefully I will feel a little better this week so I can continue writing this series as I still have probably 15+ days left in this series. Who’s to say?

Author: Keelin Billue

Chicago-based writer by way of Alabama, New Orleans, and Nashville. Writes primarily about music, sports (sort of), and the topics that piss people off at work and family holidays.

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