|These are not the Castaways we're talking about today.|
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An infinite number of songs can each be THE greatest record ever made, as long as they take turns. Today, THIS is THE GREATEST RECORD EVER MADE!
THE CASTAWAYS: Liar, Liar
Of course The Castaways' 1965 hit "Liar, Liar" should be proclaimed The Greatest Record Ever Made. Because loudly slurring, "Liar, liar, your pants are on fire, your nose is longer than a telephone wire" in a falsetto whine while swilling cheep beer is one of our fundamental rights as Americans. And the guitar break is so simple and (wonderfully!) moronic that it's intrinsically and immediately more interesting than any gratuitous display of six-string virtuosity could ever be. For the moment, anyway.
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