Cedar: What’s this one called?
Dad: The Fun Boy Three.
Dad: That’s what they decided to call their band.
Dad: Guess they thought it was cool. Why did you call your band The Cucumbers?
Cedar: I changed the name. It’s not The Cucumbers.
Cedar: We’re called The Awesome Friends now.
Dad: Cool. So you think we should play this record?
Dad: What do you like about the way it looks?
Cedar: The guys look cool, with interesting hair.
Dad: Yeah they do.
Cedar: The guy in the middle has weird hair. Like it’s all sweaty and drooling down his face.
(I put on side 2 which starts with It Ain’t What You Do, their big hit.)
(Cedar starts nodding his head to the music. He must like it.)
Dad: Look at the other side of the cover. It says “The FUN BOY THREE” in big letters. Kind of like you’d have “Attack of the Zombies” from an old movie poster.
(He giggles, but can’t really know what I’m talking about now that I think of it. Cora looks worried at the mention of zombies.)
Dad: Terry Hall, Neville Staples and Lynval Golding. Those are the guys in the band. And down here are the back up singers. They are from another band called Bananarama.
Cedar: Ha! (He tries to say it) Bananarammer! Funny.
Dad: Yeah it’s pretty funny.
(song 2, The Telephone Always Rings starts)
Cedar: It sounds like little babies talking like a big, old man.
(Cedar is standing next to the bed, bending over and beating his face into the mattress. Hard, full-bodied pounding of his face into the comforter. Cora is giggling and trying to copy him.)
(…later…the record ends)
Dad: So what do you think? You were singing along to some of the songs. Did you like it?
Cedar: No. I didn’t like the other side.
Dad: We only listened to 1 side.
Cedar: Oh. I only liked the first song.
Dad: So, bad pile?
Cedar: Yep. Never play again pile.
Dad: Really? Okay.