You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover

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    You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover

    As we all know, appearances can be deceiving. Rock 'n' Roll fans love not only the music, but the look and style of rock performers. But we sometimes need to be reminded that you can't judge a book by the cover. Bo Diddley's performance of the Willie Dixon penned titular song of this thread is one song that clearly reminds us not to judge by appearances because they can give us a false impression. What are some other songs like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lch0o4wwGyw

     

     
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    We know this to be true, but we all do it anway.

    I wouldn't be as likely to pick up a book with a plain black ( or blue) cover as I would to be attracted to the one with the nice artwork.

    But, thanks to radio , back in the 60s and 70s , I actually "heard" rock artists and bands before I saw them. 

     
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    Another song that fits the bill is Tom Petty's "Same Old You"

    "Hey, I remember you back in '72
    With your David Bowie hair and your platform shoes...

    .... Baby, way down deep it's the same old you
    Way down deep you ain't hiding the truth
    Just for a minute you had me fooled
    Baby, way down deep it's the same old you"

     
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    'Somebody's Baby' by Jackson Browne is about "assuming" that because a girl is beautiful that she already belongs to someone....not always true, you can't judge by appearance.

     
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    "Under the Mask of Happiness" - Graham Parker

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4E4P0HRdLk

     
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    Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson and the Beatles

    I'm a Loser - The Beatles

     

    Songs specifically about not judging the book by its cover.

     
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    Styx- The Grand Illusion

    (small sample):

    "so if you think your life is complete confusion

    because your neighbors got it made

    just remember that it's a GRAND ILLUSION

    and deep inside we're all same , we're all the same."

     ..."we made the grade and still we wonder who the hell we are."

     
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    Hero Takes a Fall -The Bangles

    The hero is exposed when
    His crimes are brought to the light of day
    Won't be feeling sorry, sorry, sorry
    On the judgement day

    Wasn't it me who said
    There'll be a price to pay
    And I won't feel bad at all
    When the hero takes a fall

    I'm Looking Through You - the Beatles

    I'm looking through you
    Where did you go?
    I thought I knew you
    What did I know?  ....

    You don't look different
    But you have changed
    I'm looking through you
    You're not the same

     

     
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    Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl - The Barbarians

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfTIlKO0Eik

     
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    I'm A Boy - The Who

    Lola - The Kinks

    Dude Looks Like a Lady (yeesh) - Aerosmith

     

     
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    Odds - Someone Who's Cool (great lyrics about being a fraud)

    It was the suit that got me the gig

    It was the tear that got me the girl

    I'm a sheep in this wolf's clothing

    I'm a picture that I'm holding

    Of someone who is cool

     
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    Not "rock" but here goes:

    You Got What it Takes  --  Brook Benton, Dinah Washington

    Born This Way -- Lady Gaga

    See The Funny Little Clown -- Bobby Goldsboro

    Take A Chance on Me -- Abba

    You Belong to Me --- Taylor Smith

     
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    Fake Plastic Plants - Radiohead

    2+2=5 - Radiohead

     
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    I saw a blog that had a 'song of the day' on it yesterday; the song was a Richard Thompson song.   There were other songs listed by Richard Thompson, and the title (see below) of one intrigued me.   

    This may not be on right on target for this thread, but it's related.   The lyrics describe someone bloody evil;  one never knows when she'll twist the knife.  :D

    She Twists the Knife Again   (DD, you must know this one)  :)

    "... She twists the knife again, she twists the knife again
    I make my moves well, I let her tell me when
    I walk a fine line, she twists the knife again
    Just when the scar heals, just when the grip unbends
    Just when her mind reels, she twists the knife again
    She can give it out, she can't take it
    She smells something bad, she has to rake it ..."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uILkhhMwg48

     
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    In response to yogafriend's comment:
    [QUOTE]

    I saw a blog that had a 'song of the day' on it yesterday; the song was a Richard Thompson song.   There were other songs listed by Richard Thompson, and the title (see below) of one intrigued me.   

    This may not be on right on target for this thread, but it's related.   The lyrics describe someone bloody evil;  one never knows when she'll twist the knife.  :D

    She Twists the Knife Again   (DD, you must know this one)  :)

    "... She twists the knife again, she twists the knife again
    I make my moves well, I let her tell me when
    I walk a fine line, she twists the knife again
    Just when the scar heals, just when the grip unbends
    Just when her mind reels, she twists the knife again
    She can give it out, she can't take it
    She smells something bad, she has to rake it ..."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uILkhhMwg48

    [/QUOTE]

    Yes, I know this one. Richard Thompson sure can paint a nasty  picture of an evil woman. 

     
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    The Who - Substitute

    You think we look pretty good together 
    You think my shoes are made of leather 

    But I'm a substitute for another guy 
    I look pretty tall but my heels are high 
    The simple things you see are all complicated 
    I look pretty young but I'm just back-dated, yeah 

    Substitute your lies for fact 
    I see right through your plastic mask 
    I look all white but my dad was black 
    My fine looking suits are really made out of sack 

    I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth 
    The north side of my town faced east, and the east was facing south 
    And now you dare to look me in the eye 
    Those crocodile tears I watched you cry 
    It's a genuine problem, you won't try 
    To work it out at all just pass it by, pass it by 

    Substitute me for him 
    Substitute my coke for gin 
    Substitute you for my mum 
    At least I'll get my washing done

     
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    Tramp - Lowell Fulsom

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsgFYY5XXUQ

    "Tramp
    You can call me that
    I don't wear continental clothes stetson hats

    But I'm a lover
    Mama was papa too"

     
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    Eminence Front- The Who

    They forget they're hiding behind an eminence front...It's a put-on.

     
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    Re: You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover

    In response to devildavid's comment:
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    As we all know, appearances can be deceiving. Rock 'n' Roll fans love not only the music, but the look and style of rock performers. But we sometimes need to be reminded that you can't judge a book by the cover. Bo Diddley's performance of the Willie Dixon penned titular song of this thread is one song that clearly reminds us not to judge by appearances because they can give us a false impression. What are some other songs like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lch0o4wwGyw

     

    [/QUOTE]

    DD, I love you despite your misunderstanding of the value of composing (;-)))).  To your point -  a worthy one - words are cheap.  What is the gender of the bassist in your Bo clip?

    More to the point, to my knowledge - please educate if you think I'm ignorant - I know of no bands then (50s-60s....even later and pretty much to this day) that had/have women that did/do much more than sing and dance though some are "allowed" to play bass.  Bo often had female git players (shock/horror!) when no one else did...and he often had female bass jockeys when he judged them the best available.  And not just wallpaper....Peggy Jones was a brilliant guitarist IMO...

    I mainly love Bo for his music...also for his focus on talent....but also for him telling Ed Wonderbread to efff off.  ;-)

     
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    If I could choose the next US president from 2016, it would be Obama again (I am aware of the term limit, and am not trying to be political)....if not, Hillary Clinton.  Again...I AM NOT TRYING TO START OR ENCOURAGE A POLITCAL DEBATE!!!

    But to tangentially return to DD's OP....while I think Eric Reed Boucher is among the brightest, kindest and most caring people in the world, IMO he's not equipped to cope with the rigour and circumspection of the presidency, he's too decent and honest...his brilliance is on the outside looking in.

    But I'd happily live under Jello Biafra's rule:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgpa7wEAz7I

    "Kill The Poor"

    Efficiency and progress is ours once more
    Now that we have the Neutron bomb
    It's nice and quick and clean and gets things done
    Away with excess enemy
    But no less value to property
    No sense in war but perfect sense at home:

    The sun beams down on a brand new day
    No more welfare tax to pay
    Unsightly slums gone up in flashing light
    Jobless millions whisked away
    At last we have more room to play
    All systems go to kill the poor tonight

    Gonna
    Kill kill kill kill Kill the poor:Tonight

    Behold the sparkle of champagne
    The crime rate's gone
    Feel free again
    O' life's a dream with you, Miss Lily White
    Jane Fonda on the screen today
    Convinced the liberals it's okay
    So let's get dressed and dance away the night

    While they:
    Kill kill kill kill Kill the poor:Tonight

     

     
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