Thursday, June 19, 2008

An Earlier Than Usual Clue to the New Direction

Off to NYC for a mysterious assignation. Meanwhile, from 1969, here's Zager and Evans with their worst song of all time space-age classic "In the Year 2525."

It is perhaps worth noting that Dean of American Rock Critics Robert Christgau famously said of this that "Zager and Evans make Simon and Garfunkel sound like Marx and Engels."

In any case, as is customary, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to Friday's Weekend Listomania.


Brooklyn Girl said...

Well, we know it's not songs with numbers in the title ... how about songs that make you want to go out and get drunk?

TMink said...

Not songs with numbers? Darn, there goes Two of Us and 867-530 whatever.

In the interest of full disclosure, I must say that I loved this song in 1969 when I was 9.

The shame. I also thought that Paul was the coolest Beatle. Sigh.

Science Fiction songs?

Songs with too damn many key changes?

Future songs?


TJWood said...

Well, we did have a Lamest Hit Singles of the '70's Listomania not too long ago. Could this one be Lamest Hit Singles of the '60's?

Anonymous said...

Songs that suck with numbers in the title performed by a duo? Nah, the list would be too short. I l.give up, as usua

Anonymous said...

Tightening up what Anonymous said, best/worst duos in PowerPop.


The Kenosha Kid said...

Songs with years in the title?

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

I’ll take Big Time Apocalyptic Songs We Have Known Whether We Wanted To Or Not, because that list would give Simels a chance to listen to his favorite Barry McGuire song ONE MORE TIME. (You're welcome, Steve!)

NYMary said...

I'm with Trey: SciFi songs.

steve simels said...

Okay, NYMary (no, the fix is NOT in) and Trey nailed it.

Your coveted No-Prizes are coming your way by separate sled dog packs as we speak.

Anonymous said...

So will Flying Saucer make the list?

More importantly, will it rank above Space Oddity?