Friday, July 20, 2007

Music To Read Lyrics By

The Gay Side Of Splotchy has been unceremoniously evicted from the jukebox on the upper right of this here blog.

Next up, I feel obliged to provide you with the songs I have been sporadically posting lyrics for. Why have I been posting lyrics from time to time?

If you don't know the drill by now, go to the jukebox to start up the songs. The links below just take you to the lyrics. If you want to read along, you'd be best served by opening the links in a new window, so's you don't kill the song playing in your current window. Got it? Okay!

1. Camper Van Beethoven - Where The Hell Is Bill?
Just a nice silly song off their first album.

2. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
I had this goddamn song in my head, so I posted the lyrics. Now it's in your head. How does it feel? I know, the lyrics aren't complete. What am I to you, some sort of full-lyrics-posting man?

3. The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
This song, ahh. It's so much fun. I'd love to memorize it so I can sing along with it, but I prolly never will.

4. David Naughton - Makin' It
I think when I posted the lyrics to this, I made a lot of people confused. This is the theme song from a short-lived disco sitcom starring David Naughton, who you might recognize from American Werewolf in London and some Dr. Pepper commercials from the 70's. Mr. Naughton also sings this song. I never did actually see the show. I actually downloaded this song many moons ago from a newsgroup, where there was a competition to post the worst pop song ever written. I actually like this song a lot, but I have been known to have questionable tastes from time to time. You can judge the song for yourself.

5. Joy Division - Isolation
6. Jimmy Buffett - Cheeseburger In Paradise

I don't know if anyone got what I was doing in this post, or if they did get it, thought it was funny. It made me laugh, so I guess that's something. I felt like posting a song, then I thought I'd post Joy Division's Isolation. I pasted in the lyrics, but they looked a little serious and depressing, and I wasn't really bummed out at the time. So, I thought I'd cheer it up by interspersing lyrics from a Jimmy Buffett song. I found a picture of Buffett lookin' right, Joy Division singer Ian Curtis lookin' left, and the rest is blogging history, folks.

7. The Stooges - No Fun
If someone had a gun to your head and said, "Play me a song that is the best example of snotty-ass rock 'n roll," this song would likely save your life.

Happy Listening! Happy Reading!


Johnny Yen said...

In the movie "Detroit Rock City," there's a scene in which four disco-loving twerps are driving along a highway in a t-top Trans Am singing "Making It." Hilarious.

Splotchy said...

Ah, man. I remember you suggesting I watch that movie in your comment on my favorite concerts post where I had mentioned seeing KISS.

With this extra tidbit you have provided, I have to have to *HAVE* to see this movie.

SamuraiFrog said...

You know, Splotchy, it sucks having a song stuck in your head. Sometimes it just drives me nuts. And every now and then... I fall apart.

And I need you now tonight!
And I need you more than ever!
And if you'll only hold me tight
We'll be holding on together!
And we'll only be making it right!
And we'll never be wrong...

Splotchy said...

sf, I have no idea what you're talking about.