Some bands don't wait around for Weird Al to parody one of their songs, and take a pre-emptive strike and write a silly song of their own.
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"many songs," Winchester Cathedral
A new soul/jazz band called Winchester Cathedral was formed by an ex-member of the New Vaudeville Band - I think it was Geoff Stephens. The lead vocalist also played trumpet and bass guitar AT THE SAME TIME. I wouldn't see a musician play 2 instruments like that again until I saw Geddy Lee do that at a Rush concert some years later. Amazing. I saw Winchester Cathedral play in a Lake Tahoe casino showroom.
when this song is played the audience often shouts out an obscene chant after Billy sings a verse of this song.
Planet Eath Idol
Possibly the most skipped track in the entire Police catalog, just a song about a boy's devotion to his mother. Or is it? Just try to figure out the time signature!
The blues psychedelia of Cream, led by Eric Clapton's majestic guitar work, was briefly interrupted by this music-ditty....the last track on the classic album Disreali Gears. "A mother was washing her baby one night, The youngest of ten and a delicate mite. The mother was poor and the baby was thin, 'Twas naught but an skelingtin covered with skin. The mother turned 'round for a soap off the rack. She was only a moment but when she turned back Her baby had gone, and in anguish she cried, "Oh, where 'as my baby gone?" The angels replied: Oh, your baby has gone down the plug 'ole. Oh, your baby has gone down the plug. The poor little thing was so skinny and thin, He should 'ave been washed in a jug, in a jug. Your baby is perfectly happy; He won't need a bath anymore. He's a-muckin' about with the angels above, Not lost but gone before. "
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
Though this is Chuck Berry's dirtiest song, it actually got on Dr. Demento's Radio Show.
This song has a Music Hall sound and even mentions that she picks her nose. I wonder if they hung out with the cast of Monty Python at the time.
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