Thursday, May 15, 2008

An Earlier Than Usual Clue to the New Direction

From 1977, here's hirsute balladeer Dan Hill and his ahead-of-its-time ode to anti-spasmodic drugs, "Sometimes When We Touch."



Sadly, this was actually co-written by the otherwise great Barry Mann, half of the immortal Mann-Weill songwriting team, the fine folks responsible for "Kicks," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" and numerous other Brill Building classics.

In any case, 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.

Oh, and pardon the shameless blogwhore, but in my latest Box Office post I reveal the X-Files/Marvin Gaye connection. Remember -- every time you leave a comment over there, an angel gets his wings and I get in better with management.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That beard can't be real ... songs sung by guys who look like the cavemen in the Geiko commercials?

Noam Sane said...

Songs that make you want to kill yourself immediately.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Songs with lies, dies, and featuring no replies? (This happened once before/When I came to your door ...)

TJWood said...

Well, if we hadn't covered Lamest Hit Singles of the '70's about two months or so ago, that would be my guess. I'm going to jump on your Mann-Weill reference and go with Best Pop/Rock Songwriting Teams as my guess for this week.

steve simels said...

Uh, no.

Hint: It has to do with the title.

The Humanist said...

Songs about touching?

Dayn said...

OK...something in the title, huh. How about, tee-totally lame songs of the 70s about "gettin' down"?

Anonymous said...

Song of intimacy. (Wasn't that the title of the Weasels last album?)

PS: Dan Hill looks like one of the Gieko Cavemen.

ROTP(lumber)

TJWood said...

Hint: It has to do with the title.

I don't if you have a one-guess-per-reader limit or not, but I'll give it another shot:

Songs that mention any of the senses

steve simels said...

tjwood said...
Hint: It has to do with the title.

I don't if you have a one-guess-per-reader limit or not, but I'll give it another shot:

Songs that mention any of the senses


Damn your eyes, tj!!!!

Nailed it again. Your coveted No-Prize is coming to you via a horde of Brazillian bees!

Seriously -- dude, how many have you got right so far? It's getting scary....