Monday, June 25, 2007

Speaking of Lily (or Guilding it, if you prefer...)

Could this be the greatest song about wanking ever???



Not to mention the greatest french horn solo ever committed to vinyl (apologies to Julius Watkins!).

Fun fact: Pictures of Lily (released on 4/22/67) was the 2nd single released on the new Track Records label which Polydor had set up for manager Kit Lambert to run. Anyone know what was the first??

13 comments:

The Kenosha Kid said...

Could this be the greatest song about wanking ever???

Yes. But I would also like to nominate New Toy by Lene Lovich (but written by Thomas Dolby).

Track Records trivia question? No idea.

steve simels said...

Without looking it up -- my admittedly dim memory is leading me to believe it might have been Hendrix.

Hey Joe?

steve simels said...

Without looking it up -- my admittedly dim memory is leading me to believe it might have been Hendrix.

Hey Joe?

Dave Lifton said...

You are correct, sir.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Survey said!


Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze

Sinfonian said...

The oeuvre of wanking songs certainly is led by Pictures of Lily, but it certainly didn't stop there:

"Turning Japanese," the Vapors
"I Touch Myself," the Divinyls
"Longview," Green Day
"She-Bop," Cindy Lauper

others?

dave™© said...

...others?

"Willie and the Hand Jive"

Kid Charlemagne said...

"Orgasm Addict" - The Buzzcocks

steve simels said...

U and Your Hand by Pink.

Kid Charlemagne said...

"Rosie" Jackson Browne

Ripley said...

"Dancing With Myself" - Billy Idol

Though some say that's not true.

Peromyscus said...

I thought the first track single was "Wind Cries Mary". I also thought the second one was Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air". But I've been quite wrong before.

Kid Charlemagne said...

peromyscus,

That factoid comes from Richard Barnes' "The Who: Maximum R&B" and has not been independently verified. ;>