But in any case, posting by moi will be completely not happening until Monday.
Thus, in my absence, here's a little project for us all:
Funniest Post-Elvis Song or Record, Intentional or Otherwise!!!
Totally arbitrary rule: No obvious novelty songs or song parodies need apply. If I wanted to do a list of best or worse novelty songs, I'd do it. So if you try to nominate, say, "Grandpa Got Run Over By a Reindeer," or any of that Weird Al crap, I'm coming to your house and slapping you silly.
Okay, now that we've got that sorted out, my totally top of my head Top Six is:
6. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) -- The Beatles
John, goofing particularly John-ily. Plus: That sax solo by Brian Jones is a bit of a hoot in and of itself.
5. Fuck You (An Ode to No One) -- Smashing Pumpkins
Performed here at a Tibetan Freedom concert, which is perhaps the cream of the jest. In any case, it proves once again that there's no Listomania theme so specific that we still can't find some flimsy excuse to invoke Billy Corgan's pretentious cueball noggin.
4. The Spider and the Fly -- The Rolling Stones
Still the funniest seduction song of them all. The original 1965 lyrics went "She was common, flirty, looked about 30." Here, years later, Mick (ever the gentleman) reworks it as "She was shifty, nifty, looked about 50."
3. Eve of Destruction -- Barry McGuire
Red Rockers did a really excellent 80s update of this which made it seem not all like low level kitsch, but the original remains an absolute unintentional hoot. Where's my harmonica, Albert?
2. Inside the Fire -- Disturbed
I'm sorry, but that bit on the intro where the singer laughs satanically in rhythm with the drum fills is just the funniest thing ever. What a pretentious twit...
And the number one absolutely hilarious song, don't give me a hard time about this or I'll harm you, quite obviously is ---
1. The Funky Western Civilization -- Tonio K.
The cameo spoken appearance by Joan of Arc makes me giggle gleefully every time. This is perhaps not quite the laugh riot that is Tonio's "H.A.T.R.E.D" (from the same debut album) but it's certainly close and there's no video for the latter so it's a moot point.
Awrighty, then -- what would your choices be?
Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinema Listomania (theme: cool wartime action/adventures) is now up over at Box Office. As always, if you could see your way to leaving a comment over there, an angel gets its wings.