[I originally posted this one back in 2009, or as we here at Casa Simels refer to it, Year Two of the Justin Bieber Era. As is my wont, I have done some re-writing and added an entry, just to keep my hand in. And also, of course, so as not to be accused of one of the entry's myriad bad things. -- S.S.]
Most Memorable Post-Elvis Pop/Rock/Soul Record Referencing One of the Deadly Sins in Either Its Title or Lyrics!!!
Okay, just so you don't have to look them up -- said sins are Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth.
I think I've probably mentioned this somewhere down the line, but one of my great regrets in life is that I never had seven kids so that I could name one after each of them. I think "Sloth Simels" really has a ring to it, don't you?
In any case, my totally top of my head Top Six (I know -- how ironic) is:
6. X-Ray Spex -- Junk Food Junkie
Gluttony, obviously. And NOT, I hasten to add a cover of that stupid Larry Groce novelty hit from the 70s. I think this is hilarious, BTW, but I basically think everything this band did was hilarious.
5. MC5 -- Teenage Lust
One of my favorite songs from what is, despite horrific production by that idiot Jon Landau, on balance the 5's best album.
4. Billy Bremner -- Green With Envy
From the Rockpile guitarist's 1999 solo album, which deserves to be better known. Bremner, of course, deserves immortality for his playing on The Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang," but I did not know (until I looked him up today) that he began his career in the 60s as a member of Lulu's back-up band.
3. The Bonzo Dog Band -- Suspicion
Anger + envy + lust = jealousy, which of course is what the song is about. The Bonzos version is the definitive one, of course, and included mostly for that priceless monologue in the middle. "If you have been deceiving me...well, it's a neat bit of jiggery-pokery."
2. Elvis Costello -- I'm Not Angry
Uh...yes, he was, actually. Pissed as hell, if truth be told.
And the numero uno ode to les septs classical no-nos quite obviously is...
1. Fairport Convention -- Sloth
For fairly obvious reasons, I think.
Alrighty then -- what would your choices be?