Friday, October 09, 2009

Weekend Listomania (Special We Are All of Us In the Gutter Edition)

Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental fille de woohoo! Fah Lo Suee and I are heading off to [insert your own vaguely smutty and/or political joke here -- it's been a tiring week and I'm frankly out of gas].

So posting by moi will more than likely be sporadic for a little while.

But in the meantime, here's another little project for us all:

Most Memorable Post-Elvis Record Referencing One of the Deadly Sins in Either Its Title or Lyrics!!!

Okay, just so you don't have to look them up -- said sins are Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth.

I think I've probably mentioned this somewhere down the line, but one of my great regrets in life is that I never had seven kids so that I could name one after each of them. I think "Sloth Simels" really has a ring to it, don't you?

In any case, my totally top of my head Top Five is:

5. MC5 -- Teenage Lust





4. Billy Bremner -- Green With Envy





3. The Bonzo Dog Band -- Suspicion





Anger + envy + lust = jealousy, which of course is what the song is about. The Bonzos version is the definitive one, of course, and included mostly for that priceless monologue in the middle. "If you have been deceiving me...well, it's a neat bit of jiggery-pokery."

2. Elvis Costello -- I'm Not Angry.





Uh...yes, he was, actually. Pissed as hell, actually.

And the numero uno ode to les septs classical no-nos quite obviously is...

1. Fairport Convention -- Sloth



For fairly obvious reasons, I think.

Alrighty then -- what would your choices be?

[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinema Listomania -- theme: scariest or most disturbing movie ostensibly aimed at kids -- is now up over at Box Office. As always, if you could see your way to going over there and leaving a snark-filled comment, it would get me in good with management and thus facilitate an upcoming trip to Paris in the company of a certain shady dame. Thanks!]

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Elvis Costello - Pump it Up: Masturbation!

It is one of the seven deadly sins, isn't it? Or is it one of the seven deadly pleasures?

ROTP(lumber)

PS Just got back from seeing Lucinda Williams up in Poughkeepsie tonight. She is most definitely one of rock & roll's seven deadly sinners. She was incredible.

John Fowler said...

A short set of sins -

James Brown - "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud"

vs.

The Ramones - "Swallow My Pride" (Oh Yeah!) from Leave Home

They Might Be Giants - "Lazyhead and Sleepybones" from No!
No direct reference for Sloth, but sorta close.

Randy Newman -"Davy the Fat Boy" from his first. Again, not directly Gluttony, but close.

and second Randy Newman song to submit under Greed - "It's Money That I Love" from Born Again

The Go-Go's - "Lust to Love" from Beauty and the Beat. Not my favorite tune off of that album, but a direct fit for the Listomania.

Finally, another take on one of Steve's suggestions, by one of my faves:

Liz Phair - "Jealousy" from Whip-Smart.
"Just putting your body wherever it seemed like a good idea..."

However, I'm afraid the video falls into the too-large category of "What were they thinking?"

Feral said...

Gotta start off with Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" (I was astounded to see a cruise line using that in a commercial)

Envy: Kinks - David Watts, Simon and Garfunkel - Richard Cory

Gluttony: The Beatles - Piggies

Anger: Tonio K - H.A.T.R.E.D.

Sloth: Kinks - Sunny Afternoon

Pride: Carly Simon - You're so Vain

Greed: The Beatles (et al) - Money

cthulhu said...

Quickly: Warren Zevon's Mr. Bad Example, from the album of the same name catalogues them all.

Anonymous said...

Look Back in Anger - DAVID BOWIE

Gummo said...

Just to prove I know some music later than 1978:

Hey Jealousy - The Gin Blossoms

Scrooge McDuck said...

And may I just add:

Randy Newman: It's Money That I Love.

David said...

Seven Deadly Sins: Traveling Wilburys
Just Lust: The Buzzcocks
Anger: Marvin Gaye
Hungry So Angry: Medium Medium (kind of a twofer)
Insanely Jealous: The Soft Boys
Bye Bye Pride: The Go-Betweens

Noam Sane said...

Part 1:

Gluttony - Steppenwolf - Fat Jack
God I love this album.

Pride - Jimi Hendrix - Freedom ("You got my pride...hanging out of my bed..." - huh?)

Jealousy - John Lennon - Jealous Guy

Anger - Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddamn

Greed - Spinal Tap - Gimme Some Money

Anonymous said...

Marianne Faithful - Why'd Ya Do It (Anger? Lust? You tell me.)

Noam Sane said...

Part 2 (couldn't post this all at once for some reason...)

Envy - Kinks - Superman

Sloth - Todd Rundgren - Bang on the Drum All Day. (I don't wanna work...)

RIP Steve Ferguson

Obit

Anonymous said...

Husker Du - "Pride"

dave™© said...

No one's brought up "Savoy Truffle"?

No pun intended...

Brooklyn Girl said...

U2: Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Temptations: Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Creedence/ Ike & Tina: Proud Mary
Barrett Strong/Beatles: Money (That's What I Want)
Pink Floyd: Money

steve simels said...

BTW -- Just in case anybody's wondering, I tried without success to come up with a Smashing Pumpkins song.

No Billy Corgan's pretentious cueball noggin this week. Sorry.

Tommy said...

Billy Bremner, you dog!

http://pixelmuttz.blogspot.com/

Edward said...

Quicksilver Messenger Service: Pride of Man

Special Mention to Nick Lowe for the Album Title:
Labour of Lust

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Some of us are looking at the stars.

Gloria -- Van Morrison & Them; The Shadows of Knight; Joe Strummer & the 101ers, etc. etc. & those are just the covers I own & love. There may be Lust songs that can equal this gem but none that can top it, he says although as always he could be wrong.

steve simels said...

Pride of Man -- one of the great concise guitar solos in all of rock n roll. And the song is written by Hamilton Camp, who later turned up as an actor on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, among other places.

Don't know what that means, just saying.

Edward said...

Somewhere I have a folk album by Hamilton Camp and someone else. Later he changed his name to Hamilton Hamid Camp. Which was somehow religion related which may or may not have something to do with the religious overtones of Pride of Man. Lots of great character roles in the 70's and 80's.

And another song to add to the list:
Hey Jealosy by the Gin Blossoms

Brooklyn Girl said...

Joe Jackson: Is She Really Going Out With Him?

The Killers: Mr. Brightside

Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
'Cause I'm Mr Brightside

befuggled said...

The party's over and everybody's gone home, but:

Pretenders - Jealous Dogs

Billy said...

yes, late to the party but the stormin' "It's My Pride" by the Guess Who, released sometime between "Shakin' All Over" and "These Eyes"