A Must-Watch YouTube Series: Defunctland

I’m sure most of us have fond memories of amusement parks, whether it be at the Happiest Place on Earth, school field trips to Camden Park, or thrilling visits to Cedar Point or Kings Island. Recently, my brother and fellow Mid-American Culture contributor Chase introduced me to a YouTube channel that produces videos about various amusement park attractions that are no longer in operation, or cease to exist entirely. That channel is called Defunctland, ran by Kevin Perjurer, and I’ve been watching tons of those videos lately, so I thought I’d share some of them with you all today.

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I Listened to the Hamburger Helper Mixtape

Loyal Mid-American Culture fans may remember my review of the Wendy’s mixtape from a while back. Well, it was recently brought to my attention that We Beefin’ was not the first beef-based rap mixtape released (beef as in the meat, not a feud…). That distinction belongs to Hamburger Helper, who released a 14-minute mixtape with five tracks in 2016. So, in order to do all mixtapes ordered by corporate shills and cobbled together by hungry artists justice, I gave it a listen.

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The Worst Album Ever Recorded

You all ever come across that one piece of media that just leaves you completely in awe of how awful it is? I’m sure we’ve all seen at least one movie or heard one song that we thought: “Nothing can top this – this is as bad as it gets.” Well, fear not, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve got something special for you today.

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Rapid Fire Reviews: Volume III

Hello everybody, and welcome to the third edition of Rapid Fire Reviews, a series in which I share some quick thoughts on albums I’ve listened to recently. Today, we have four wildly different albums to get through, so let’s get started!

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The Most Essential Kraftwerk Songs

I’ve been on a massive Kraftwerk kick lately, so, for today’s article, I thought I’d share some of their tracks that I think are great for someone who’s not too familiar with the group to get their feet wet with. So, let’s dive right in!

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Ten Great Bass Songs

The bass is oftentimes an unsung hero of typical rock instrumentation, but the bass can sometimes end up being the best part of the entire song. Today, I thought I’d list, in no particular order, ten tracks in which the bass really shines Continue reading “Ten Great Bass Songs”