Friday, March 20, 2020

Weekend Listomania: Special "All Children From Now On Should be Named After Prescription Drugs You See Advertised on TV" Edition

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:


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!!!


edward said...

By proxy, everything ever recorded by Dr. John.

Roger said...

I Don't Need No Doctor

Mark said...

Good luck with the procedure.

Anonymous said...

Band - Neurosis
Song - Doctor Wu
Album - Ben Sidran's "The Doctor is In"

John K said...

Doctor, Doctor....The Who.
Lady Doctor.....Graham Parker.

Phil Cheese said...

Blame it on The National Health! Ray Davies!

Billy B said...

Doctor, Doctor - UFO (apologies to John K)

edward said...

Speaking of Graham Parker: You Can't Be Too Strong
and why not : Coathangers

Oh, and while I'm here, Weird AL : Like A Surgeon

Unknown said...

rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu _ johnny rivers

suze (the cough song) _ bob dylan

tb blues _ jimmie rodgers

peter sellers & sophia loren _ goodess gracious me (

obviously, the last one is the best. they don't make songs like that anymore!

BG said...

Doctor, Doctor - Robert Palmer
Doctor Wu -Steely Dan
Mother’s Little Helper -Stones

Alzo said...

"Pills" by Bo Diddley and later by the New York Dolls.

pete said...

Rock and Roll Doctor by Little Feat

Anonymous said...

Van's TB Sheets
Plastic Surgery Disasters by Dead Kennedys
Doctor and the Medics
Comfortably Numb


M_Sharp said...

"Transfusion" - Nervous Norvus

All else pales in comparison.

But these are good:
"Case Of The Shakes" - Dr. Feelgood
"Down At The Doctor's" - Dr. Feelgood, from the album "Private Practice"
"Malpractice" - Dr. Feelgood album title
"Drug Train" - The Cramps
"I Want The Drugs" - Supersuckers
"OD'd In Denver" - Hank Williams Jr.
"Plastic Rose" - Dave Alvin
"Hasil Adkins - "No More Hot Dogs"
...the lyrics say " I'm gonna cut your head off And you can eat no more hot dogs", but I don't think he's talking about a surgical procedure...

Get well soon!

cthulhu said...

Warren Zevon has this topic covered: some selections:
My Shit’s Fucked Up
Don’t Let Us Get Sick
Charlie’s Medicine
Detox Mansion (David Lindley’s lap steel on this is magnificent)
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (“take this medicine as prescribed”)
Carmelita (“the county won’t give me no more methadone”)

The Real Me - the Who
Go To The Mirror - the Who
Medicated Goo - Traffic
1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson (mentions “hospital”)
Freeway - Aimee Mann
Medicine Wheel -Aimee Mann

MarginAlt said...

old crow medicine show
lola ( sex change )

pete said...

Surprised no one has mentioned Aretha's "Doctor Feelgood," a work of genius.

Anonymous said...

Doctor My Eyes from Jackson Browne's sublime first album

Anonymous said...

Hay Fever by the kinks

Anonymous said...

Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu - Johnny Rivers

Anonymous said...

The Saw Doctors - Ireland's most under-rated band!

Anonymous said...

The End of Medicine - The New Pronograhers

Anonymous said...

Dyin' Flu - Albert Collins

Anonymous said...

Cold Sweat - James Browm

Anonymous said...

The Nurse - The White Stripes