Saturday, March 3, 2007

Too Nice to Blog

(As appeared in a previous issue of Inprint)

Five Best…Songs with Another Artist in the Title

5- “Jello Biafra”
Wesley Willis
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Comment: Ever wonder what a 350-pound schizophrenic singing about the ex-lead singer of the Dead Kennedy’s sounds like? Well, wonder no longer!

4- “Howlin’ Wolf”
Muddy Waters
In Concert

Comment: A tribute from one great bluesman to another, Muddy sings, “I get so bad sometime/ I be jumping from limb to limb.”

3- “Bob”
Weird Al Yankovic
Poodle Hat

Comment: Weird Al finally settles the long standing debate if a whole song can be done in palindromes (example lyric: “Go hang a salami/ I’m a lasagna hog.”)

2- “Oh Yoko”
John Lennon

Comment: We here at Five Best only consider Yoko an “artist” in the most technical definition of the word but this song almost makes you see what John saw in her.

1- “Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)”
Van Morrison
Saint Dominic’s Preview

Comment: Van The Man proving once and for all that white people can get funky.

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