Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental flunky Hop-Sing and I are off to the picturesque Milford Shopping Center, where I'll be participating in Week Two of an open-ended pub crawl of the service bars (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Hooters, Applebees) in the company of Brian "Lubyanka" Hardig, a/k/a The Ohio Douche a/k/a The Author of the Greatest Letter to the Editor Ever.
In any case, as a result, posting by moi will necessarily be somewhat fitful for a few days.
But until then, as always, here's a fun project for you all to contemplate:
BEST POST-BEATLES COMMESTIBLE-THEMED POP/ROCK SONG OR BAND NAME!!!!
That's right, songs (and band names) referencing food and drink (nutritional value not important). Sorry about the post-Beatles thing, but otherwise there would be old songs too hideous to mention (so I won't mention any).
Another totally arbitrary rule: If anybody even mentions the band Bread, swear to god I'll take a hostage. First of all, they mostly suck. Second of all, I am convinced they were named in honor of money, not the staff of life.
Okay, here's my totally top of my head Top Ten:
10. The Newbeats -- Bread and Butter
From 1964. I always liked this song, but until I found the video on YouTube I don't think I had ever seen these guys, who are, let's face it, three of the biggest dorks ever. Interestingly (or tragically), the blonde guy in the middle went on to co-write Bette Midler's ever irksome "Wind Beneath My Wings."
9. The Beach Boys -- Vegetables
From the abortive Smile project. Tell me Brian Wilson isn't a genius.
8. Smashing Pumpkins -- Mayonaise
Jeezus, Billy Corgan again? What's he been in -- like the last five Listomanias?
7. ZZ Top -- TV Dinners
I was always parcel to the Hungry Man Fried Chicken, myself. Nice mashed potatoes and a cherry cobbler.
6. The Beatles -- Savoy Truffle
Not George Harrison's best song, perhaps, but the horns are a nice touch.
5. UB40 -- Red Red Wine
From the songbook of the great Neil Diamond, of course.
4. King Curtis -- Memphis Soul Stew
From Wiki: "On Friday August 13, 1971, at the height of a New York heat wave, King Curtis was carrying an air conditioner unit into his apartment at 50 W.86th St. He found his access blocked by two men administering drugs to themselves. He asked them to move. There was a scuffle, and one of the men, later identified as Juan Montanez, stabbed King Curtis in the heart with a knife. Curtis was hurried to Roosevelt Hospital, but was dead on arrival. The funeral was held four days later. As the mourners filed in, Curtis' Kingpins played an hour long version of "Soul Serenade" and a number of musicians got up to play. Jesse Jackson preached the service, and Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Cissy Houston, Brook Benton and Duane Allman were among those attending. Aretha sang the closing spiritual, 'Never Grow Old'. The Atlantic Records office closed for the day."
3. Hot Tuna -- Hesitation Blues
One of the things I loved about these guys was that they actually wanted to call the band Hot Shit.
2. Blondie -- Eat to the Beat
I'll grant you drummer extraordinaire Clem Burke steals this one, but my god -- will you check out the cheekbones on the singer?
And the number one song about commestibles, it's so yummy that it's not even a contest so why are we talking is --
1. Led Zeppelin -- The Lemon Song
What -- you mean it's not about citrus fruit?
Awrighty then -- what or who would your choices be?
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