Thursday, August 19, 2010

An Early (And Somewhat Unsightly) Clue to the New Direction

From 1962, and the classic parody album Mad "Twists" Rock 'N' Roll, please enjoy the haunting (and sounds like the real thing, despite the lyrics) "Somebody Else's Dandruff."

An exhaustive Google search has turned up the name (but nothing else) of the singer on this -- Jeanne Hayes -- and I've got to tell you, I'd pay good money to find out more about her. Seriously -- she's beyond authentic, and I'll just bet she was in some genuine street corner girl group and NOT a session pro.

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.


FD13NYC said...

OK let's see. Funny songs about hygiene? Or, songs with the words, somebody, nobody, everybody in them?

Songs sung by good unknown female vocalists? Or, guys that look like Alfred E. Newman?

Blue Ash Fan said...

Songs about infidelity?

Or is that too on the nose?

steve simels said...

It's actually a great idea, which I will definitely steal.

But no, not this time...

jackd said...

The music was so spot-on, and so amazingly clear and clean for something distributed on floppy vinyl stapled into a magazine, that I hardly noticed the lyrics. If there had been a recorded version of Mad's American Graffiti parody, this would have been a perfect inclusion.

The clue, the clue....songs written by writers not known for writing songs?

Faze said...

I think singer's Skeeter Davis, myself. As for the clue, I'd say we're looking for something flakey.

Edward said...

Songs about or mentioning hair?

No Hit Wonders (great songs by people no one has ever heard of)?

What? Me Worry?

Anonymous said...

Songs of Mad-ness?

Songs about snow?


steve simels said...

And AP nails it.

Congrats, dude -- your coveted PowerPop No-Prize is wending its way to you via planaria caravan as we speak!!!

Anonymous said...

but which one was it? Snow?


steve simels said...

What -- like I'm going to tell you?

Anonymous said...

ok, as long as the PowerPop No-Prize is in the form of cured meats and German lager.