Well, it's Friday, and you know what that means.
Yes, my Oriental Disease of the Month carrier FAH LO SUEE and I will be heading to Mount Sinai Hospital for an organ removal of some sort or another. Perhaps that pesky appendix thingie I should have had extracted years ago.
In any case, while we're gone, here's a fun little project for the rest of you all:
BEST OR WORST POP/ROCK/SOUL SONGS/BAND NAMES/ALBUM TITLES REFERENCING EITHER MEDICAL PROCEDURES OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS!!!
No arbitrary rules whatsoever, and obviously this was inspired by our current health crisis.
And my totally top of my head Top Five are:
5. Emerson Lake and Palmer -- Brain Salad Surgery
In the immortal words of Mel Brooks (as The 2000 Year Old Brewmaster) -- "Hey, THIS is bad."
4. Dr. Feelgood and the Interns -- Doctor Feel-Good
Obviously, we could have just as easily posted something by the Brit Dr. Feelgood featuring the amazing Wilko Johnson, but for some reason I felt like a historical purist today.
3. The Young Rascals -- Good Lovin'
Uh, doctor? Doctor? Mr. MD?
2. The Rolling Stones -- Dear Doctor
You knew this one was gonna be in here, right? Of course you did.
And the number one prescription medicine song in rock history, it isn't even a contest, quite definitely is...
1. The Beatles -- Doctor Robert
I should add that I can't even imagine how the Fabs got away with this without a lawsuit from the actual doctor Robert, who apparently was a genuine celebrity in hep circles in NYC at the time.
Alrighty then -- what would YOUR favorites be?
Have a great weekend, everybody!!!