Archive for October 2012

Missing Kansas

Be careful what you wish for, Toto. The last thing you need is rain on the scarecrow.

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Number 11: “Godzilla” by Blue Öyster Cult

A hideous scaly beast rampages through a modern metropolis, scorching buildings with its radioactive breath and leaving a trail of utter devastation in its wake… No, it’s not Courtney Love on a new world tour. The beast we refer to is none other than the King of Monsters itself, the gigantic Japanese juggernaut Godzilla, memorialized by Blue Öyster Cult with this song from their 1977 album “Spectres”:

buy the mp3 for 1.29 from Amazon: Godzilla

Visit the Kitten Covers tumblr to see what classic album covers look like
when given a touch of feline class. Here is a small sample:

Dylan Kitten
Rumours Kitten
Nevermind Kitten
Rio Kitten
Zeppelin Kitten
Devo Kitten

View the entire archive here. (Note: Many of the posts contain two covers, so there are quite a few good ones not visible in the thumbnails.)

You can find a collection of album covers that were classy enough to already have cats on them at catcover.tumblr.com/

Number 12: “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band

If you’re relaxing in the woods on a lazy afternoon playing a little fiddle music and the Devil shows up looking to start trouble, you don’t have anything to worry about.

As long as you’re good enough…

This video takes the original Charlie Daniels song and plays it over a very cool animation made for a cover version by the rock/metal band Primus in 1998. Video quality is poor, but I prefer hearing the original song. The Primus version, with much clearer video, can be seen here.

“The Devil Went Down To Georgia” was released in May 1979 and went platinum, going all the way to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 (number one on the country charts). A sequel titled “The Devil Comes Back to Georgia” was recorded in 1993.

buy the mp3 for .69 from Amazon: The Devil Went Down To Georgia

Beatle Juice

I’m just relieved they didn’t include any Eleanor Figby.

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Number 13: “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon

“Even a man who is pure at heart and says his prayers by night,
May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms, and the Disco Moon is bright.”

I believe that’s how the saying goes…

With its aged Gothic cathedrals and foggy back alleys roamed by such characters as Jack the Ripper and the bubonic plague, London has long had an attraction to the lycanthropically inclined among us.

Once Trader Vic’s started serving piña coladas, there was no keeping them out.

“Werewolves of London” was released as a single in April 1978 and went to number 21. It was Warren Zevon’s only Top 40 hit.

The B side was “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” – which itself would make an appropriate addition to any Halloween playlist.

Trivia: “Lee Ho Fook’s” is an actual Chinese restaurant in London. They keep a picture of Warren Zevon on the wall. Source: Songfacts

mp3s for .99 from Amazon:
Werewolves Of London

Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner

Traveling Man

And if you’re headed to Marrakesh, just take the Express.

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