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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The most misleading song title ever created. No one knew Bob could laugh until this came out.
he starred in the MIAMI VICE episode "Phil the Shill" and he wrote a song for the closing credits of that episode that has the line, "Life is a rat race, rat race, rat race....". It's not available on any Phil album and you won't hear it anywhere else.
Turn It On, Turn It On Again
My mom told me when I was a teenager she saw this band perform on a Dick Clark type show like Shindig or Hullabaloo. They'd play while wearing American Revolution period getup. One of the Raiders' tri-corn hat fell off his head and instead of picking it off the floor he just kept on playing and he danced around his hat! That's true devotion to your art, folks!
One If By Land, Two If By Sea
When the band had the option to start their own little label (like Apple by the Beatles, and Rolling Stones records and Mother Records by U2 and Paisley Park by Prince), they first wanted to name it "Slut Records". They were convinced to use the name "Swan Song" instead.
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
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