Joey Scarbury, America’s Greatest Hero, Elektra 5E-537, 1981
You’ve gotta feel bad for Joey Scarbury. Not for the suit they put him in, his glasses, or the horrendous art design of this, his only album. It’s one thing to be a one hit wonder, but its just always so sad when that hit peaks at #2 on the charts. Artists that hit #1 always pop up in all kinds of ways, while those that never reached the top spot rarely do.
In fairness, the song did get stuck behind one of the biggest hits of the 80s in Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie. Still, The Theme From “The Greatest American Hero” (Believe It Or Not), besides having one of the wordiest titles ever, is remembered about as often as the bad 80s TV show it was featured on. It’s unlikely that Joey Scarbury tours today based on the strength of this record.
It’s all just so meh it hurts. His unease on the cover comes through onto the record. Not that I was able to find the time to listen the whole thing… Believe it or not, I’ll just pull this record out to laugh at rather than play. Sorry Joey!
Cost: $2, $402 Remaining