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"Saturday Night Fever, Born to Run albums," Sesame Street / Muppets
Ever seen the album "Sesame Street Fever"? Muppets are used to lampoon the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack. Ernie, Bert and the Cookie Monster represent the Bee Gees and Grover takes the place of John Travolta. The cover art of "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band also has been parodied with the Muppet touch. The original album features Bruce with his Fender guitar leaning on Clarece Clemens who's wearing a wide-brimmed hat and playing his saxophone. Sesame Street released the album "Born to Add". On the cover art Bruce is replaced by Bert and the Cookie Monster fills in for Clarence. This album is credited to "Bruce Stringbean and the S. Street Band".
R.I.P. Jim Henson
In 1985 Phil Collins guested on MIAMI VICE as Phil the Shill. He came to the USA to avoid UK taxes and swindle some more. At episode's end he fled with a suitcase full of money and later appeared on cable TV as televangalist Father Phil. He wore a horribly bad toupee to hide his real life baldness on top. It looked unbelievably ridiculous. Fast forward to 1992. The band Genesis puts out a funny/accurate lampoon of TV preachers and their ripoff practices in the video for the above named song. All 3 members of Genesis are ministry thieves in the music video ("Call now! Pray later! Dial 1-800-GENE-SIS!") and even though Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks have full heads of hair they are wearing lousy toupees just like Phil is. This is probably a comic element.
Rolls Royce Reverend
When I saw John "Hoosier" Mellencamp live at the Palace Theater last year at the end of the main set (as in before the encores) an assistant placed a bluish-purple cape-cloak on John's shoulders a la James Brown. Note that in his video for the 1981 hit "Ain't Even Done With the Night" he also wears a cape and keeps "escaping" from it so he could grab the mic stand and sing another verse, also in emulation of Soul Brother Number One.
Their fine new album "Aufheben" has the same picture on the message-to-aliens LP disc that the Voyager I and II spacecraft have on them. The pictures shows our solar system and its planets, the location of our sun in approximate distances from certain pulsars, a nude man and woman and more.
Long Distance Voyager II
On the #2 hit "New Sensation", which is the second track on the megaplatinum hit album "Kick" Hutch Man shouts "Trumpet!" but the horn solo is done on a saxophone instead. However, on the album's title track a trumpet appears.
INXS Kicks Azz All The Time!
The sessions for the End of a Century B-sides must of been really obscure, because they are humours. Alex's Song has high pitch "blade like" vocals. Kind of like a chipmunk song, as people keep calling songs with high pitch vocals.
Though The Royal Guardsmen are a serious band in a few ways...Their Snoopy series were more of a hit than their other songs.
This is the earlier song, on a later album he has the same exact song with completely different lyrics. (*"Can't Be Satisfied"*) Kind of like John Fogerty accused of ripping off "Run Through the Jungle" for "The Old Man Down the Road."KQC
The King of Bedside Manor, Intermittenly, Back, Alcohol, and The Humor of the Situation were recorded naked.
"LAX" is a joke song about airports, primarily mutual hatred between airports and Hawk Nelson's Jason Dunn
The lengthy video/short movie for Michael Jackson's 1984 hit "Thriller" was an astounding MTV success. So for the hit "Blue Jean" later that year, Bowie made a 20 minute+ "mini-film" titled "Jazzing For Blue Jean". One of the main characters in this short film is a glam rocker named "Screaming Lord Byron". That name is a reference to two real life people: the UK cult star Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow and famous British poet Lord George Gordon Byron, who lived an adventurous, stormy life.
Major Ziggy Stardust
"Otis," Jay-Z and Kanye West
"Jay is chillin', 'Ye is chillin' what more can I say?"
"Today I swear I'm not gon' do anything. I'm just gonna lay in my bed. Don't feel like pickin' up my phone, so leave a message at the tone, 'cuz today I swear I'm not gon' do anything, nothin' at all"
The UK pub rock band Dr. Feelgood took its name from a slang word for heroin. The Swedish band Roxette took their name from a 1975 Dr. Feelgood song. In late 1989 - early 1990 Roxette scored a #2 with "Dangerous" and at the same time Motley Crue had a hit with the thrash thriller "Kickstart My Heart" which is from #1 album "Dr. Feelgood". The title cut from that album was a huge smash for the Crue during the summer and fall of 1989, and it despicts a dope dealer. Strange coincidence or what?
Cold Warrior 89
When the Jim + Tammy Bakker Heritage U.S.A. Ministry scandal started to break out, this song hit the top of the American Billboard Hot 100. The song's lyrics are critical of the self-ordained preachers and televangelists and their ripoff practices.
Religion Good, Fundyism Not
This song is the last cut on the band's last studio album, "Synchronicity". The Police had already agreed amiably to disband. At the end of the track there is the sound of applause. The last studio album from the Beatles, "Let It Be" features the same gimmick - on that album's last track , "Get Back", at the end there is applause and then John Lennon says a few comments including that "on behahf of the band I hope we pahssed the audition". (spelling emphases are mine). The Beatles and the Police have more than "passed auditions", they squash American Idol like a grape!
Billy Is An Idol
This song is about hitting the town yet now LGBT organizations use it as an anthem, just like "We Are the Champions" by Queen. Look at the title words to see why.
NBC News during the last decade sometime one night was ending their installment chock full of tales of hate, war, corruption and arrogance with some "cutesy-wutsey" heart-tugger like they always do. They reported that Neil Diamond's hit "Sweet Caroline" was inspired by Caroline Kennedy (daughter of President JFK). The song was written around 1960 when Caroline wasn't even a teenager yet. And on top of that - they call this bit of trivial chicken doo-doo NEWS???
Watt The Devil
On the cover is Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal. They are both Brits and in the UK straight men wear earrings on the right ear and gay men on the left. Because in America the earring wearing scenario is vice versa the cover picture was flipped so that Roland has his LEFT ear pierced (for the American audience). Roland and Curt are both heterosexual, and they are both married and are fathers. The album made multi-platinum in the U.S.A.
"Life Is A Minestrone," 10cc
The verses talks about hanging around famous landmarks, mentioning about Minnie Mouse and the Pope (and a band member even falsettos), and food such as minestrone and lasagna!
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