Thursday, September 30, 2010

Oh My Gosh, It's Yet Another Way Earlier Than Usual Clue to the New Direction!

From 1977, please enjoy former Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings and a great sounding live version (from a show at New York's much missed Bottom Line) of his old band's classic slice of psychedelic folk-pop-rock "No Time."





Incidentally, the drummer on this is none other than Jim ("Other Voices, Other Rooms") Gordon, currently a guest of the state of California due to accidentally killing his mother with a butcher knife.

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

18 comments:

Faze said...

Best or worst tempo changes in a song ("No Time")?

Gummo said...

Hmm, that DOES sound good. And at least back then Cummings still hit those high notes.

Since you went out of your way to point out Jim Gordon (who along with that other drumming Jim, Keltner, was a mainstay of everybody's bands back in the 70s), I'm guessing musicians who got in trouble with the law?

'Cause I think you've done "time" already.

Edward said...

Too tired to think of anything but the obvious:

Songs about Time
Songs which mention the seasons
Frontmen gone solo
Lead singers with Porn Star names

Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary said...

Drummers who have accidentally killed their mothers with a butcher knife? This one's too easy.

FD13NYC said...

Hmmm, prison songs? Live songs performed by artists at the beloved Bottom Line? Great poster by the way. I was at one of those shows, it was pretty good.

Dave said...

Songs with "no" in the title?

FD13NYC said...

Oh, by the way. Is poor old drumstick/knife wielding Jimmy still in jail? Shame, good drummer.

steve simels said...

Gordon's still in the slammer, according to Wiki -- denied parole twice. I doubt he's ever getting out.

I happen to know he has his Grammy for "Layla" in his cell, however. Seriously.

Oh, and so far nobody's guessed.
:-)

Anonymous said...

Got it: Songs that actually need more cowbell.

Edward said...

Hmmm, let's try another tactic:

Songs you have to Guess Who the special guest star is?

Songs about killing, floors or otherwise?

Songs about what you have or have not got? Or got to do?

steve simels said...

Anonymous said...

Got it: Songs that actually need more cowbell.


Genius.

But no....
:-)

Noam Sane said...

Best fuzztone guitar work in rock song.

I know this is another completely obscure clue that won't be gotten.

Blue Ash Fan said...

OK. Everybody's parsed the lyrics and come up empty. Let's try another tack, then.

It was recorded at the Bottom Line. So, songs mentioning bottoms, i.e. derrieres? Songs with "top" or "bottom" in the title?

Or we could go with the line thing. Songs that mention geometric or mathematical elements? Songs about cocaine? Song titles that would make good pick-up lines? Who the hell knows?

At least this week the hint tune isn't four minutes of torture.

dSmith said...

Songs that center on being early or late?

steve simels said...

No, no no no.

I lost track of how many nos -- sorry.
:-)

J. Loslo said...

Another week without a Listomania because Steve has no time?

Sorry, couldn't think of anything else...

Peter said...

Best/worst mustachioed singers in rock?

steve simels said...

J.Loslo --

Come on down!
Your coveted No-Prize is winging its way to you by marsupial caravan as we speak.