A guy and his date pull up in front of her house.The world's shortest (a mere 1:16 seconds long) great rock-and-roll record.
HIM: How about a goodnight f**k?
HER: Okay, goodnight f**k.
That's Mott the Hoople's 1971 "Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception" for those of you playing at home.
I bring all this up -- insert Beavis and Butt-Head joke here -- for two reasons.
Number one, I genuinely do think that Mott track -- which is from the last album they did before the arrival of David Bowie and Glam-Rock generally, (i.e., for me, anyway, their real Golden Age) -- is the greatest brief rock record ever.
And number two, I've been listening to a lot of stuff by Dion DiMucci lately and I'd forgotten that one of the many interesting oddball covers Mott was doing in that pre-Bowie era was a version of Dion's 1970 confessional anti-drug song "My Own Back Yard." From the same above Brain Capers album.
More on all these subjects later.
Oh, and incidentally -- the title of the Mott song is from Beat Generation icon Jack Kerouac. A writer whose ultimate literary merit may be debatable, but someone who I think we can all agree knew a great deal about single entendre.