Who Loves Ya, Baby?

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People know that singing is not my bag,” Savalas writes in his liner notes, “but if I say, ‘Hey, this is how Telly feels about this or that song,’ I can’t mistakes. I can only make mistakes by pretending to be a great singer.”

Perhaps the most unlikely contender for designation as a “disco” song, Telly’s rendition of the song “If” by Bread only makes sense once you put the man in a dark room and ask him to serenade a Teutonic Moai head. Then some sort of Zeus-form disco emerges from the swirling violins and bassoons. This is the slow jam they play on Mount Olympus, and it tells the story of a kinky kind of platonic love, wholly unfathomable to mere mortal minds.