It's like being an admirer of Charles Manson because he writes good music.
I know this is off-topic, but that just reminded me of the god-awful Road to Freedom album. You can listen to it at www.ronthemusicmaker.org
(or maybe .com, I forget). My husband and I were rolling on the ground laughing over how bad it was.
Wow, that web site is creepy. Just takes the cult of personality thing to new heights. You would think, from that site, that LRH was a musical genius on par with Beethoven and Mozart.
I listened to a bit of the "Road to Freedom" album from that site. Mostly it's bad eighties synthe-crap; though at least *barely* listenable at a few points..
At least until you get to the last song, "Thank you for Listening" (or something like that) - which is truly the stuff nightmares are made of. We actually get the esteemed LRH himself singing on this cut, and it's enough to send a cold shiver down your back.
It's kind of like Darth Vader sings Dick Cheney sings Ernest Borgnine.. only worse.
To make thins even more outrageous, the web site notes that the album "went gold." My ass. Sure, because CoSers must have bought copies by the armful. Heck, it's probably the cheapest thing they spent money on.. a few hundred tapes each.
I sure didn't know anybody who had the album, nor did I ever hear a cut on the radio or anywhere else, thank goodness.