Date: Thu, 21 Jul 94 14:35:44 PDT
Subject: gregorian chance
From: steven <STEVEN@dynasty.cc.pdx.edu>
you may well be aware of this recent phenomenon in the recording
industry.....the unprecedented success of a mediocre recording of
gregorian chants by a group of spanish benedictine monks....i believe
the global sales figures are approaching 5 million copies at this point,
and i was hard pressed to understand the success of this recording, that
is until i came across the following:
The Top *20* Songs On The Benedictine Monks' Best-Selling CD
20> Hey, Hey, We're The Monks [see?]
19> (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
18> I'm Too Sexy For This Robe...
17> Cyronus Achus Breakus
16> Ain't Misbehavin'
15> What's A Vow Of Chastity Got To Do With It?
14> Red, Red Wine
13> Celebate! Celebate! Dance To The Music!
12> Shock The Monk
11> Give Peace A Chant
10> Hand Jive
9> 50 Ways To Leave Your Monastery
8> Born To Be Mild
7> Oh, Sherry
6> Don't Stand So Close To Me
5> Beat It
4> Can't Touch That!
3> I Write The Psalms
2> Smells Like (Holy Spirit)
and the #1 Song On The Benedictine Monks' Best-Selling CD...
1> Light My Friar
© 1994 Peter Langston