Thursday, March 27, 2008

An Early Clue to the New Direction

From 1962, here's venerable greaseball Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon" and his oft-covered hit "Palisades Park." And yes, it was actually written by Chuck Barris. Yes, THAT Chuck Barris.



As is customary, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to Friday's Weekend Listomania.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Songs Based on Long Forgotten Amusement Parks!

Gonna be a short thread, tho...

Gummo

steve simels said...

Good guess, but no...
:-)

Rinjo Njori said...

Songs penned by infamous/ notorious/ nefarious celebrities?

Anonymous said...

hit songs written by non rock & roll performers.

ROTP(lumber)

Dave said...

Best organ solo in a pop or rock performance

Roadmaster said...

Songs with screams in the background.

steve simels said...

All good, all wrong!!!!

Hah!!!!

racymind said...

songs about Jersey

steve simels said...

racymind said...

songs about Jersey


No, but you're warm....

stan said...

Songs about the Jersey Shore or about the beach/coast.

Anonymous said...

Songs about places less then 10 miles from where you were born and lived!


ROTP(lumber)

MBowen said...

Town name songs (says he who lived in Palisade Park, NJ briefly).

steve simels said...

MBowen said...

Town name songs (says he who lived in Palisade Park, NJ briefly).


You bastard.

Ok, it's not town names per se, but you're close enough I have to give it to you.

Didn't you nail it last week as well? I think either I hate you or I have to start posting less obvious clues...

Anyway, you're coveted No-Prize is being sent via camel express as we speak...
:-)

racymind said...

heh... I never knew much about Jersey when I was a younger Texan, but the lover I lived with in Austin who changed the locks on me came from Palisades Park.

It's been an uphill battle ever since for Jersey, in my book/

steve simels said...

Jersey has its moments.