Jan 182013

We here in the Halls of Rock Town are sometimes taken to task for being overly negative, snarky, hyper-critical, and all too often, just downright rude. As part of our collective efforts to bring a bit of sunshine and light to the world wide web, we occasionally make an extra effort effort to find something good to say about, you know, stuff that is clearly godawful.

It is in that spirit that we embark on yet another effort to bring some positivity to our proceedings. Please spend some quality time with the video above, then—if you can—please find something nice to say about it. You’ll feel a whole lot better, I promise you.

I look forward to your comments. Just remember, if you can’t say anything nice about this video… please don’t say anything at all.


  15 Responses to “If You Can’t Say Anything Nice About…Promises”

  1. hrrundivbakshi

    Boobs. Duh!

  2. hrrundivbakshi

    Also: this sounds suspiciously like one of those surprisingly dreadful Vanda/Young productions from the 70s.

  3. Not nearly enough to offset the bad.

  4. jeangray

    C’mon! How can you beat that title “Sizzling 70’s?” That pretty much sums up the 1970’s for me!

  5. misterioso


  6. misterioso

    Having no recollection of these folks–siblings, as it turns out!–I was thinking they had a Netherlandish thing going on. I was mistaken, they were Canadian. Draw your own conclusions.

    Apparently this song was a big hit in some non-U.S. markets. So, the nicest thing I can say is that even though it was a success in South Africa, at least based on their Wikipedia page it does not appear that Promises played Sun City. Anyway, it’s safe to assume they never headlined.

  7. BigSteve

    I like the quick lead-in to the guitar solo — solo synth, bass lick, orchestra riff, drum fill —> solo. Also, nice white Gibson SG.

  8. Bronzed Nordic God

    If you watch the first 25 seconds with the sound off, it almost looks like the guy is being burned at the stake (presumably for rock crimes) and is writhing in agony. I took satisfaction that somewhere in the world has a criminal justice system willing to punish rock crimes appropriately. Eye for an eye, dammit!

  9. cliff sovinsanity

    Ok, I was going to apologize to the world, but what I can glean from the web is that they were born in Canada but raised in California. Draw your own conclusions.

  10. cliff sovinsanity

    Come on, the bassist in silhouette (who looks like Dee Dee) is rockin’ it.

  11. jeangray

    Yes. I thank that he is in the witness protection program.

  12. BigSteve

    Think of all the money the keyboard player saves on shirts!

  13. ladymisskirroyale

    Hey now.

  14. ladymisskirroyale

    And they are ready to resume their day jobs as waiters!

  15. jeangray


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