List one favorite song ( or Revolution 9- type non song) and tell briefly what you think it's all about.

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    Bob Mould' solo work is good also, so are his later band Sugar's  recordings.

    yoga did a thread about Bob Mould waaaay back. 

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    Hüsker Dü ("Do you remember?") are my all-time favourite band, as I'm sure I've posted before - in a very interesting way, of course ;-).  

    I love Bob Mould very much.....such a bright, kind, decent man.  But as much as I love Mould....Grant Hart's songwriting was sublime.

     

     
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    I just bought my first Husker Du CD, Zen Arcade.  I like it...very intense.  They certainly had a big influence on bands like Soul Asylum.

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    Hf, I could bore for Boston about Husker Du.  Again, my favourite band ever.  Lots of fans rate "Zen Arcade" as their favourite HD record....I don't, I prefer "Flip Your Wig" because it's more melodic.  JMO.  At their best, IMO, a wonderful, brilliant, 100-MPH punk rock band (at the time) but 0% big swinging DDDick rock and roll.

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    Sonics, I will add "Flip Your Wig" to my upcoming CD purchases.

     

     

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    Hf....I will offer you a "money back guarantee"...ha ha....but seriously, if you don't like "Flip Your Wig" a lot tell me and I'll send you a record....or a CD if you insist.

    I think you'll like this:  I'm obviously more than a bit obsessive and driven...and HD are my favourite band, as discussed.  Around 10 years ago when my lovely (long-suffering :-)) older daughter was about 13, I "engaged" her in a "fascinating" story about Husker Du....including, but sadly not limited to, how the first song on the first side of their 4th album - the one that cracked them (so to speak) - was about how finally, deservedly, against all the odds -  they got some local fame and the first track, side one, "Flip Your Wig" was about exactly that.

    The lovely, wonderful, forbearing teenager's response?:  "Daddy, what's a side?"

     

     

     
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    Based on our previous discussions, you had to know this was coming.

    Some are pretty obvious, some not.

    FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS. - BLACK SABBATH

    The song is about a man who sees fantastic , crazy things. He believes they are real.

    Everybody thinks he's nuts, he goes to a doctor and the doctor tells him he is not crazy, he just takes to many drugs and smokes too much pot, and possibly drinks too much....therefore he sees things that are not really there, like fairytale creatures dancing around in boots. Pretty simple, I think. But I'll bet someone else had a different opinion, if they ever even stopped to think about it.

    I started out with a not very complex song, I am sure we will have deeper songs as we go along.

     

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    In the last year or so, I've become friends with Texas Terri (a fairly well-known Punk singer living in Berlin) and the Stitches (big 1990s/2000s Hollywood skate punk band....IMO, put Billy Joe speed freak to shame.  Of course, BJSF has great eye-liner).

    Please, my stalker....don't claim I'm trying to be cool, or whatever it is you think one might try to be.  Me?  I assume you accept that you, me, Texi, Hf, DD, St. Yoga, and the Stitches are just.....us.  Anybody that goes into music to make money is an idiot.

    The long-suffering point?  ;-)    IMO - and I'm right, sans doubt - Texas Terri and the Stitches were ultra, crazy maniacs.  Seriously, legendarily crazy.

    Today?  Texi, Michael (Stitches singer) and Skibs (Stitches drummer) have been clean for about 15 years....20 for Texi, I think.  And all 3 are as wild, crazy, compelling and irresistable - probably more so - then they ever were off their t1tts gnashing their teeth in 1997.  And I love and admire them for that.  

     

     
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    Based on our previous discussions, you had to know this was coming.

    Some are pretty obvious, some not.

    FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS. - BLACK SABBATH

    The song is about a man who sees fantastic , crazy things. He believes they are real.

    Everybody thinks he's nuts, he goes to a doctor and the doctor tells him he is not crazy, he just takes to many drugs and smokes too much pot, and possibly drinks too much....therefore he sees things that are not really there, like fairytale creatures dancing around in boots. Pretty simple, I think. But I'll bet someone else had a different opinion, if they ever even stopped to think about it.

    I started out with a not very complex song, I am sure we will have deeper songs as we go along.

     

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    The story I read on this song was Ozzy got the crap kicked out of him at some gig by some guy wearing boots who Ozzy had called a fairy. Thats where the title came from anyway.

     
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    Based on our previous discussions, you had to know this was coming.

    Some are pretty obvious, some not.

    FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS. - BLACK SABBATH

    The song is about a man who sees fantastic , crazy things. He believes they are real.

    Everybody thinks he's nuts, he goes to a doctor and the doctor tells him he is not crazy, he just takes to many drugs and smokes too much pot, and possibly drinks too much....therefore he sees things that are not really there, like fairytale creatures dancing around in boots. Pretty simple, I think. But I'll bet someone else had a different opinion, if they ever even stopped to think about it.

    I started out with a not very complex song, I am sure we will have deeper songs as we go along.

     

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    The story I read on this song was Ozzy got the crap kicked out of him at some gig by some guy wearing boots who Ozzy had called a fairy. Thats where the title came from anyway.

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    That's what I mean.

    You look at the lyrical content and think you have it figured out, but you can't get into the writer's head.

     
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    Tom Waits - Whistle Down the Wind (For Tom Jans). From Bone Macine.

    A song about someone who always wanted to travel, to see the world but was never able to leave his home town. Hauntingly beautiful melody.

     
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    Outdoor Miner - Wire

    For years I assumed it was some left wing anti Margaret Thatcher socialist anthem and a great one at that. About the struggle of the working class against the capitalist powers that be, men dying young, company stores and all that crap. Then sometime in the late 90's I found out it was about a breed of butterflies or moths. Still a great song, with a cool angle, but I had built it into something it was not and I was disappointed. A major weakness of cassetes were the lack of lyrics. Thank goodness I never pontificated on this song back in the day.

    PS- If anyone is curious about Wire this is probably the first song you should purchase on Itunes or listen to. It was the closest they came to a pop hit and it is really catchy. Their first 3 albums are much easier to listen to than their reputation makes them out to be. Wire concerts nowadays can be a tough slog though. They do not play the "hits" or very many old ones.

     
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    She Loves You - The Beatles

    This is an advice song. The singer is trying to tell a guy to stop being stubborn and apologize because despite his mistreatment of her, his girl still loves him. So don't be foolish because a love like that is special. Instead of being sad, you could be glad. In general then, this song could be addressed to those who risk losing love because they are too proud to apologize for some hurtful thing they have done.

     
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    'Postitively 4th Street' ,  Bob Dylan.

     

    Often believed to be directed towards former fans who turned on him.  Others think it's about a former lover or friend.  I'm going with none of the above.  It dropped out of the sky. Dylan has often said  he has no idea where they come from.  He's claimed that 'Blood on the Tracks' had nothing to do with his personal life. I believe him.   That said, I hear a guy ticked off at fans when I listen to it even if he had nothing like that in mind.

    Reminds me of a story Dave Van Ronk used to tell. The Rev Gary Davis wrote 'Cocaine Blues' many years ago.  Then Jackson Brown covered it and there was a scramble to lock down the copyright on what was a throw-away tune from the Guitar master.  The Lawyers were all gathered around Gary, and they had one final formality, they asked "Did you write this song Gary?".  And he says "No, I did not".  The room goes silent for a long minute, then Gary says "it came to me in a dream one night".   Dave told it better than that. 

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    I don't think it's important to specify who this song was intended for to get at what it's about. The singer obviously is addressing a subject who has betrayed him in some way, who at one time only pretended to be a friend. This seems to me to be a common human reaction to a common human experience most of us can relate to.

     
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