Okay, kids, it's Friday, and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental fille-de-whoopie Fah Lo Suee and I are off to the Cannes Film Festival, where apparently women wearing flats are not being admitted to press screenings. I am not making this up, BTW. In case, Fah and I will be attending barefoot by way of protest.
But in the meantime, here's a fun little project for us to contemplate till Monday:
BEST OR WORST POST-ELVIS TOPICAL OR PROTEST FOLK/POP/ROCK/SOUL SONG/RECORD EVER!!!!!
This was inspired, obviously, by our earlier little mini-dustup over the merits of Prince's new single "Baltimore." In any case, no arbitrary rules of any kind, although if you nominate a pre-rock song like "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" or anything by Woody Guthrie I will show up at your house and honk my horn in the middle of the night.
And the winners are --
Holy crap,it's a tie!
1. Bob Dylan -- The Times They Are A-Changin"
1. Barry McGuire -- Eve of Destruction
And I don't mean just a tie -- I consider this a tie for best and worst simultaneously! A Listomania first, I should add.
Seriously, I strongly dislike both of these as songs -- the Dylan in particular struck me as insufferably smug back in the day, and still does, and of course "Eve of Destruction" is just dopey.
That said, both of them inspired cover versions I dearly love, by The Byrds...
...and Red Rockers, respectively...
...so go figure.
Alrighty, then -- what would YOUR choices be?