Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Midweek Music
What is that supposed to mean?

Every now and then, a song that has largely (or entirely) nonsensical lyrics will sweep in and grab your attention like a boa constrictor wrapping around a warm little rat. The original one must have been Louie Louie (the official rock song of the state of Washington…makes you wonder what the legislators were smoking that day!).

What song with mostly or completely nonsensical lyrics do you like anyway (or because the lyrics don’t make sense!)? Ahh, that's easy, In Ga Da Da Vida by Iron Butterfly. What the hell is he saying? Is it supposed to be "In the garden of Eden"? We'll never know, but I love this song to death. Another is Rock Lobster by the B-52s.

Nonsensical or mangled lyrics are the specialty of Kiss this Guy, based on the Hendricks tune Purple Haze. One song that I had to research the lyrics to is Jumping Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones. I'm sorry Mick, but even playing the damned song backward didn't help!

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