Thursday, December 11, 2008

An Early Clue to the New Direction

From 1968, here's the actually excellent Southern soul singer O.C. Smith and a scratchy, obviously transferred from vinyl, version of his nonetheless not so excellent signature hit "Little Green Apples."



As always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

But if I were a betting man, I'd mortgage the farm that nobody will get it.

Just saying.

21 comments:

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Songs covered by others.

TMink said...

Ya know, when you say that we will not likely get it, it really fires me up to get it! I never DO get those, but it greatly raises my motivation Steve, so thanks!

Toy piano songs?

Songs to or about loving your partner?

Diety songs?

Minnesota songs?

Unconventional songs about love?

There, that is all I can squeeze out of the noggin.

Trey

Anonymous said...

songs about the midwest ? or differents states?

Anonymous said...

songs about the four seasons (dont mean that awful band, sorry simels ) --

Anonymous said...

songs about abusive relationships -

Anonymous said...

songs or lyrics about fruit .. ?

davepitt11 said...

Songs that mention God

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

The Good Hearted Woman Loving a Good Timin' Man list of songs extolling the virtues of fantasy women living happy perky lives whilst under yon singers’ benevolent rock ‘n roll thumbs?

Oops. I truly just now recognized anonymous’s “abusive relationships” entry above. Well I say it’s unconscious plagiarism & I say it’s not my fault.

Brooklyn Girl said...

Songs about sizes?

racymind said...

Songs by OC Smith that simels attributes to some guy named OC Wright?

racymind said...

Songs by artists that were also preachers?

Songs by racially mixed artists?

Songs by artists who have hair like the elder Lou Reed?

Songs that you cannot possibly connect to the Smashing Pumpkins dude?

Songs with God in the lyrics?

Songs Angelina Jolie would never listen to in her underwear?

Anonymous said...

AGREE WITH RACYMIND ..WHO IS OC WRIGHT ? THOUGHT IT WAS OC SMITH

steve simels said...


racymind said...
Songs by OC Smith that simels attributes to some guy named OC Wright?


Ooop -- that's why God invented editors. I think I'll go fix that.

Oh, and BTW -- even though you didn't guess the actual theme, your suspicion about the Smashing Pumpkins non-viability here is very much on the money.

Thus, I award you the First Ever Coveted PowerPop Honorary No-Prize!!!!

You should be very proud.

racymind said...

songs by artists who use their initials?

Worst post-Elvis songs by black artists sounding like white artists?

steve simels said...

Okay, no one's really close, so here's a clue.

It has to do with the title. Specifically, it's similarity to another phrase.

geor3ge said...

Colors? As in "Little Red Rooster"?

geor3ge said...

Or songs with "Sure as the Lord made" in the lyrics?

Anonymous said...

Oh. I get it now.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

"Oh. I get it now." Anonymous said that.

"Yes. Like a JIGSAW puzzle, the pieces are FALLING into place." I said that.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

OK, this is wrong but that's never stopped me before: Little Green Apples is to Little Deuce Coup is to songs that refer to a car in the title or lyrics?

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Little Green Apples is to Little Green Men is to songs referencing space?