Musical challenge #9


Oct 29, 2008
Lovely Seacost NH
I could probably come up with more if I thought hard, but this one just popped out at me (mainly because I have the CD in extremely heavy rotation, I'm surprised I havent burned a hole through the effing thing yet ;))

"Like Miles Davis, I've been swayed by The Cool" Gaslight Anthem-Miles Davis and the Cool.

The rest of the ones I know you guys have already came up with (Mr. Jones, Weezer's Buddy Holly, etc)


Mar 1, 2009
Yankton, SD
Watcha Want- Beastie Boys
Rock and Roll Radio- Ramones
Little London Boys - Johnny Thunders (About the Sex Pistols)
Look Away- Iggy Pop (About Johnny Thunders)
American Pie -Don Mclean
Right Here, Right Now- Jesus Jones (Bob Dylan did not have this to sing about...)


Nov 12, 2008
Kent, Ohio
No one mentioned this one yet? Come on!

"Smoke on the Water"-Deep Purple
"Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around"

And then this entire song is all about other music:
"(Let's All) Turn On" by the Hoodoo Gurus
Shake Some Action, Psychotic Reaction,
No Satisfaction, Sky Pilot, Sky Saxon.
That's what I like.
Blitzkrieg Bop to the Jailhouse Rock
Stop Stop Stop At The Hop do the Bluejean Bop.
That's what I like.

Better get off my cloud 'cos two's a crowd,
Better get off the phone - there's nobody home.
I'm gonna work it on out, I'm gonna Twist & Shout.
I'm gonna Ride A White Swan and Get it on,
Let's all turn on!

Born To Lose those Summertime Blues
In Blue Suede Shoes, Le Hoodoo Gurus.
That's what I like.
Waiting for My Man, baby, Can The Can,
I Wanna Hold Your Hand, remember Sam The Sham?
That's what I like!

When You Walk in The Room, Sunny Afternoon,
A-Wop-Bop A-Loo-Bop, A-Lop-Bam-Boom

That's what I like.
I like Sugar, Sugar, Talk, Talk, Money, Honey, Boardwalk
Who wears Short Shorts? (We wear Short Shorts!)
That's what I like!
Turn on.

"Constructive Summer" by The Hold Steady
Me and my friends are like
the drums on "Lust for Life"
we pound it out on floor toms
our psalms are sing-a-long songs

Raise a toast to saint Joe Strummer
I think he might have been our only decent teacher

"Stay Positive" by The Hold Steady
When the Youth of Today
And the early 7 Seconds
Taught me some of life's most valuable lessons

"Ask Her For Adderall" by The Hold Steady
If she asks just tell her that we opened for the Stones,
It's her favorite band except for the Ramones.

"Twisting" by They Might Be Giants
"She doesn't have to have her dB's records back now"
"She doesn't have to have her Young Fresh Fellows tape back now"


Oct 12, 2008
Monterey - Eric Burdon and the Animals
You beat me to it :)

The Byrds and the Airplane
Did fly

Oh, Ravi Shankar's
Music made me cry

The Who exploded
Into violent light

Hugh Masekelas music
Was black as night

The Grateful Dead
Blew everybody's mind

Jimi Hendrix, baby
Believe me
Set the world on fire, yeah!


arrogant bastard
Feb 13, 2009
My Sister - Juliana Hatfield:
I miss my sister, whyd she go ?
Shes the one who would have taken me
To my first all-ages show.
It was the violent femmes and the del fuegos,
Before they had a record out. before they went gold,
And started to grow.