General Hospital was huge in a way that wouldn’t make any sense to a reader in his or her twenties, and not just GH but the entire soap opera genre. When I was preschool age my mother was a Days of Our Lives devotee, and as teenagers my sisters were dedicated to ABC’s lineup: All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital.
People couldn’t get enough of Luke, Laura, and whatever the hell Rick Springfield’s character’s name was. Meanwhile, those kids today were all about this new music named “rap.” A group of Boston-based studio musicians saw an opportunity there and mixed the two together for this novelty hit:
You might have a hard time believing that hunk of junk broke the top 40, but I’m sure it’s no surprise that sleeve is going into the Bad Album Cover Hall of Fame.