Thursday, April 29, 2010

An Early Clue to the New Direction: Special Radical Chic Edition

From 1972, a better and nobler time to be sure, here's Her Nibs, Ms. Joan Baez, and the haunting revolutionary call-to-action anthem "Pull the Triggers, N***ers."




Okay, I don't think that was really Joan Baez. But I say, "right on sister!" to whoever it was. The people united will never be defeated!!!

In any case, as always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

19 comments:

Dave said...

Protest songs?

Songs with rhyming titles?

Songs with annoying vibrato?

Peter said...

Laughing my aghast off...

steve simels said...

Songs with annoying vibrato?

Oh, god I am so stealing that down the line...
:-)

But no...

Brooklyn Girl said...

I can't believe you posted that. :-)

Edward said...

That's "Pull The Tregroes" from National Lampoon. I think it was from Lemmings, but not sure.

As for topics:
Best Parody
Rich Folks singing about the problems of the poor
Worst Protest Songs

steve simels said...

"Radio Dinner", not "Lemmings."
:-)

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Just so! "Let's you & him fight -- we're with you all the way, just ... across the bay." And yet I just can't help myself with these beautiful dark-haired women folkies: I got me some real Joan tix for July 13. And of course to be fair, in real life the real Ms. Baez actually did show up for her fair share of abuse ...

The Short People Got No Reason To Live List of Most Sincere or Ironic Songs With a Bold-Faced MESSAGE in All Caps?

Alex said...

Songs meant to be satirical that were completely misunderstood and embraced by the people they satirized?

racymind said...

Unlikely songs where the artists calls themselves out by name...

It was kind of weird to hear "I'm Joan Baez", like she was a rapper or something.

FD13NYC said...

Songs about women posing for pictures on highways? Or, songs by artists that you wouldn't suspect they would do.

Anonymous said...

You'll burn in hell for this one Steve!

Songs about breasts.

ROTP(lumber)

steve simels said...

She does look really cute in that picture, doesn't she.

It's from '82, I believe...

MJConroy said...

Songs that sound so much like another artist that their own mothers could not tell?

steve simels said...

Uh --- no, no, no and no.
:-)

dSmith said...

It might be in radio dinner but I saw it in lemmings back in '73 or 4

steve simels said...

dSmith:

I dunno -- I saw the original cast of Lemmings, and I didn't remember it from there, so I looked up the album. And unless I was skimming Amazon too fast, it wasn't in it either....


In any case -- drop dead funny, and really mean.
:-)

dSmith said...

I saw Lemmings the second year it ran. They had split the cast into 2 and one performed at the Village Gate and one toured. So I missed Alice Playten as Mick Jagger. My first trip from the suburbs into the big city I believe.

M. Bouffant said...

Pretty sure it's from Radio Dinner.

I played it on a college radio station in Walla Walla, Wash., in 1972 & received several 'phone calls from the few black folk in town (probably fellow college students).

They weren't too happy, even after the joke was clarified for them.

dave™© said...

That's off "Radio Dinner". They might have put it in the "Lemmings" show later. KSAN played this when it first came out and, being a rather empty-headed young lad at the time, I thought it really WAS Joan Baez. I kinda went "what the fuck...?"

And your description of it as "haunting" is dead-on. It IS haunting, and God help me, it's stayed in my head all these years... I often find myself singing it in my head!