As attentive readers may be aware, back in September I took a bad spill on the most dangerous and steep escalator in New York City, and to my chagrin I actually fractured my spine. Of course, many of those same readers probably don't even believe I have one, but let me tell you -- don't talk until you've walked a mile in my shoes with a back brace on for several months!
In any case, I had the problem surgically resolved Wednesday, and I am now pain free and movin' and groovin' with my normal geriatric joie de vivre.
But in honor of my recovery, and because I like to give you folks something to do to wile away the idle winter hours for the next couple of days, here's a fun little project for us all:
BEST OR WORST POST-ELVIS POP, ROCK, SOUL OR COUNTRY SONGS OR RECORDS REFERENCING DOCTORS, MEDICINE, BODY PARTS OR HEALTH IN GENERAL IN THE TITLE OR LYRICS!!!
No arbitrary rules of any kind, you're welcome very much. And here we go, in no particular order, with my totally top of my head Top Eight.
8. The Rascals: Good Lovin'
You know the drill -- "Doctor doctor/Mr. MD."
7. Aretha Franklin: Dr. Feelgood
Honorable mention: Dr. Feelgood (the band) and their fabulous "Down at the Doctor's."
6. Major Lance: Monkey Time
"Let your backbone slip." Yeah, tell me about it, Major.
5. Warren Zevon: Life'll Kill Ya
I know the feeling, Warren. I know the feeling.
4. The Rolling Stones: Dear Doctor
From what, on balance, may still be their best studio album, but that's an argument for another Listomania.3. The Beatles: Dr. Robert
That may be my favorite song on the album, BTW. Go figure.
2. Emerson Lake and Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery
You know, objectively that still sucks, but it is a sign of how much I've mellowed about those guys and 70s prog in general that I now think it's also kind of genuinely funny.
And the number one, it's not even open for discussion, rock song about our beleaguered care givers simply has to be...
1. Humble Pie: I Don't Need No Doctor
C'mon -- you didn't see that coming?
Alrighty then -- what would YOUR choices be?
And have a great weekend, everybody!!!!