JOYCE!  As a result of this 1983 Kitsch classic LP, Joyce may not have had the opportunities now presented to Ms. Boyle but she certainly had the look to permeate our hearts and remain there as long. I was lucky enough to find this cover (LP long gone) in 1983 at my favorite junkyard, The Champagne Of The Salvage Industry (real name), in Long Beach, CA. As that was the year of the LP’s release, perhaps the songstress and her songs, featuring “I Get All Excited”, weren’t quite as compelling as the cover. But like Susan Boyle, word of Joyce has spread virally over the years, especially after her inclusion in the 2004 book, The Worst Album Covers in the World. I pride myself among the lucky ones to own a piece of Joyce Drake of Sealy, Texas who, if she’s still around, I hope is sharpening her pipes for next year’s Idol auditions.

6 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Long Before Susan Boyle There Was…”

  1. windupkitty

    wow,what an awesome find! Joyce is a goddess;she’s ALL no-nonsense! Is it just me, or does holding that rose seem like an act of aggression on her part? I’m pretty sure that “I Get All Excited” was about a bar fight in Tijuana…
    As for Susan Boyle,maybe it’s just that my heart does indeed belong to Scotland, but I adore her…and frankly, I think it’s sort of sick that such a deal is made about the way she looks….I think she looks great and I’d be a hell of a lot more surprised if some chick with a spray tan and the top half of her ass hanging out of her jeans could actually sing!

  2. Stanton Manolakas

    Thank you for reminding me how much and why it is I absolutely hate poodle cuts.