From 1980, live in Central Park, please enjoy the incredibly great Willie Nile and his utterly infectious tribute to "Les Champs Elysees."
I went to Versailles
I went to Verdun
I climbed the Eiffel Tower in the midday sun
I saw Notre Dame
I went to the Louvre
Couldn't find nobody there who wanted to groove
I should add there's an earlier studio version of this song -- on Willie's deeply disappointing second Arista album -- that is completely sabotaged, as I said in my review in The Magazine Formerly Known as Stereo Review at the time, by an astoundingly gutless piano solo by the usually estimable Paul Shaffer.
This take, however, is all punk energy and endearing sloppiness.
Rock 'n' roll, in other words.
Incidentally, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who guesses the identity of my fourth favorite rock song referencing Gay Paree, which I'll be posting tomorrow.