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Song Parodies -> "Kenny G"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Parody Song Title:

"Kenny G"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

It is something, how he blows it;
He cycles the wind around it.
Yeah, but it’s really creepy, what he plays,
It’s got this sound: shit.
Listen, it goes really crappy, a time-waster;
He should use that sax for a turkey-baster.

You don’t have to listen to Kenny G
(He blows crap. . .grew livid from Kenny G)

Somewhere, somehow, somebody
Must listen to his sound dumb.
This ain’t jazz, as Metheny dissed with abandon.
Crummy are licks played pentatonically;
Shmuck had the gall to overdub Louis* freely.

He blows crap; no wisdom has Kenny G
(Blows crap; no wisdom has Kenny G)
No phrasing--he blows crap—smooth wind blight from Kenny G
(Blows crap—smooth wind blight from Kenny G)

Waste-of-time pablum’s worst;
This putz purloiner’s putrid pop pap I’ve spurned.
He blows. . .the treacle called “smooth,”
But it drives me to drink, does the opposite of sooth.

Somewhere, somehow, somebody
Must listen to his sound slop.
I wouldn’t if I were kidnapped, tied up
While Kenny played. . .force an eardrum pop.
Crummy are licks played displaying that he
Can be even more a blight than yucky Yanni.

He blows crap—smooth wind numbs me wretchedly
(Blows crap—smooth wind numbs me wretchedly)
Tone’s wasted—he blows crap—dude’s wind rumbles fecklessly
(Blows crap—dude’s wind rumbles fecklessly)
He blows crap; soothes—dissin’ of Kenny G
(Blows crap; soothes—dissin’ of Kenny G)


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Old Man Ribber - July 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Granted - he is no Grover Washington Jr. Still, he fills an important niche. Elevator music is still recovering from the loss of Ray Coniff. ;D
Mark Scotti - July 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Kenny G blows.....but he does it well. LOL
Michael Pacholek - July 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I wonder how many people became Republicans simply because they found out Bill Clinton liked Kenny G. I'll bet there were a few.
Andria - July 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I love Kenny G's music, but I respect your opinion, John, and the parody was pretty good even for one bashing Kenny G. If it had been bashing Chucky G, my opinion would have differed and we probably wouldn't be voting and commenting on it. Now Ali G, on the other hand... that'd be a good parody.
John Barry - July 24, 2010 - Report this comment

Mark: Yep, he once had the record for circular breathing.

MP: Could be.

Andria: I'm a failed sax player, and if I could play half as well technically as KG does, I'd be mighty happy. I just wish he'd apply his talent to real jazz.
2Eagle - July 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I don't agree with your point of view, but I like the line about using the sax as a turkey baster.
Blow That Horn! - January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I like KG fine and we all have our own opinions. I remember seeing pictures of Clinton's first inaugural ball, he's playing dueling saxes with the Big Man Clarence Clemens. Of course you need tremendous lungpower to master the saxophone - or to give long winded speeches like a politician.

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