Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Somewhat Early Clue to the New Direction

Off to NYC for yet another not-so-mysterious assignation.

In the meantime, from 1975, and Ken Russell's execrable film version of The Who's Tommy, here's Elton John and his thoroughly bogus version of "Pinball Wizard."



As always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who divines it's relation to tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

18 comments:

TKK said...

"Worst covers" (post Elvis yadda yadda)

steve simels said...

Nope. Pretty sure we've done that before, but no.
:-)

geor3ge said...

Hmmm...

Songs about games?

steve simels said...

Songs about games?


Not bad, and I may steal it, but no.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Songs about people with unusual abilities?

Anonymous said...

rock albums that should never have been made into a movie ---- hey Tommy on broadway was the abolute worse piece o shit ...

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say how suprised I was when the yak-train pulled up and dropped off my coveted PowerPop No Prize. Steve, you spared no expense, I shall cherish it forever!
:-)

Songs with a name in the title.

Phil

Brooklyn Girl said...

Worst costuming in a music video?

Really, this is more frightening than I remember it.

Although Roger sure is purty ...

Anonymous said...

Rock acts in over their heads doing cover versions.

ROTP(lumber)

PS The Who's version of Elton's "Saturday Nights' Alright for a Fight" is not much better.

Mike said...

Pop stars in film, musicals version?

Execrable as it may be, where else will you see Ann-Margret writhing around in puddle of baked beans? (Besides Simels' living room, that is)

Kid Charlemagne said...

Yes, I would have to concur that Ann Margaret in her prime is worth sitting through a bomb.

TMink said...

We all agree on that point about Ann Margaret. Now about Simels living room show . . .

Worst rock movie music?

Worst rock soundtracks?

Songs that make you want to deafen yourself?

Trey

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

I'm with Mike...

A list in honor of the number one album of the day, featuring ABBA hits by Pierce Brosnan.

TJWood said...

Worst rock movie music?

Worst rock soundtracks?


...Or maybe just Best or Worst Rock Films?

steve simels said...


who am us anyway? said...
Songs about people with unusual abilities?


This one's the closest.

Hm -- time for a hint.

The key word is -- wizard!

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Your "Do You Believe in Magic?" list?

steve simels said...

covetednoprizewinnerwithoakleafcluster said...
Your "Do You Believe in Magic?" list?

8/21/2008 9:49 PM


Close enough.

Your coveted No-Prize is winging its way to you by Albatross Express as we speak.

How many have you got now? A mantel's worth? And did I spell mantel right?

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Three, I think. But who's counting?