The Kelly Family: My Not So Secret Shame

Back in the late 90’s there was an infomercial that would air on the weekends selling The Kelly Family CDs (I’m at least 85% certain VHS tapes were being sold too). If I had possessed a credit card I totally would have bought the package. But I didn’t so I just watched every weekend like it was some weirdly specific MTV program until it stopped airing. I wish I could find the infomercial online, but alas: it was the 90’s.

Looking back I have no idea what to make of it. Not that long later I became a Hanson fan, so maybe I just have a thing for blond, singing families with strange fashion choices?

I loved this photoshoot when I was young…

Anyway, while I would go on to throw money at Hanson, it wouldn’t be until three or four years ago I actually bought my first Kelly Family album, Homerun. It’s even signed! By Joey and…someone else. It was used. Whatever. Beggars can’t be choosers.

Even though I can look back at those old Kelly Family videos and feel puzzlement at what I could have possibly been thinking…I still kind of like them. To be fair, their last couple albums are more modern with better clothes.

I think I planned on defending my strange and eclectic musical tastes but now I find I have no words to use in my defense.


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