Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oh, Wow, It's Like Another Early Clue to the New Direction, Man!

From 1970 and the deservedly obscure Be a Brother album, please enjoy(?) the post-Janis Joplin edition of Big Brother and the Holding Company and their well-intentioned (but frankly rather lame) ode to cross-generation gap solidarity and country music, "I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle."




Written and sung by bluesman Nick Gravenites, who let's simply say did better things at other times in his career. Although the idea of a hippie anthem to then scary redneck guy Merle Haggard was kind of funny, as is the line "You're a honkie, I know/But Merle, you've got soul."

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

11 comments:

geor3ge said...

Okay, I'll break the ice:

Crossover hits/misses?

steve simels said...

Uh...nooooooo.
:-)

J. Loslo said...

Bands who tried to keep going after the person who was their only reason for existing in the first place departed?

Peter said...

Songs that name-check other artists?

I'm trying to work in "I'm So Tired." Not happening.

FD13NYC said...

Album covers drawn and painted by a 7 year old, no? Ok then, bands who perform songs about other artists, whoever they may be.

steve simels said...

Songs about other artists is actually a great idea, and I probably will steal it.

But no......

NYMary said...

Car songs?

steve simels said...

You know, I don't think we've ever done car songs, now that you mention it. Transportation, probably, but not car specifically.

Anyway, no.
:-)

steve simels said...

Okay -- a clue, if it will help.

It's something IN the song title....

dSmith said...

Songs about change?

steve simels said...

Bingo!!!

dSmith -- your coveted No-Prize is redeemable a any powerpop outlet near you!!!