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Best Rare-Unknown-Cult-Obscure Song

 
 
Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2005 08:48 pm
You know, the song no one really knows, that you love, one of your favorites, but is so obscure, no one knows it but you. Question

Please add any of the following you can, but not required:

title
artist
approx year
genre
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2005 08:51 pm
What Do All the People Know - The Monroes

I'm too lazy to wander upstairs and grab the vinyl so I can cite.

Pshaw.
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extra medium
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2005 08:54 pm
Mine:


"Glowing in the Dark Again" by Experimental Products (~1986)

kinda darkish techno

(This one is tough to find...but sometimes appears on the net for brief periods of time on a net radiostation's archives. But its so rare--The 12 inch single was going for about $150 on some rare record sites.)

If you can find this song, check it out. Turn the headphones and the lava lamp on. Rock your world.

(please add the title, artist, and approx. year, and genre , or any of these things that you can add, but not required at all--maybe some of us will try to look it up)
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2005 09:00 pm
Best ever;

Fish Heads by Barnes and Barnes

Used to turn up on real late night music television when we were all wasted. Larfed ourselves sick.....


Who could not like a song with the lyrics:

Quote:
In the morning laughing happy fish heads
In the evening floating in the soup


?
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2005 09:04 pm
Mr Stillwater wrote:
Best ever;

Fish Heads by Barnes and Barnes

Used to turn up on real late night music television when we were all wasted. Larfed ourselves sick.....


Who could not like a song with the lyrics:

Quote:
In the morning laughing happy fish heads
In the evening floating in the soup


?


Eat them up yum...

Wasn't one of those 60's child actors involved ?
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2005 09:06 pm
Lawd sakes! We HAVE to cite! Do we get graded as well?


Fish Heads
by Barnes and Barnes
Written by: Robert Haimer & Bill Mumy*
Genre: Novelty
1980 something or other


*written and recorded by Bill Mumy....the same Bill Mumy who played Will Robinson on "Lost in Space"
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extra medium
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2005 09:08 pm
yes. not to worry, Mr. S--you got an A so far!

X got an incomplete, but still has a chance for an A... :wink:
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extra medium
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2005 09:10 pm
you can even add more than 1, for extra credit!

hmmmm....

Hollow Man and/or Love Removal Machine (has to be long version!) by The Cult

Alternative Rock, 1989ish
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extra medium
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2005 09:14 pm
That would be funny to have sort of a "cool unknown song war" trading--see who could come up with the most, kind of like trading insults....it woud have to be honor system only...

probably only 3 people would do it though...

maybe my new gf will be into to it too
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agrote
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2005 09:25 am
I Hear Voices
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
1962
Rock n Roll
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2005 09:28 am
...new gf...?

"O Superman" by Laurie Anderson.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2005 03:52 pm
Somewhere out in the garage I have, among other relics, a Pepto-Bismal pink vinyl Teenage Jesus and The Jerks EP.

Not that I can really say it is the "best" of anything but it is probably the most obscure artifact of my bygone life.
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eoe
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2005 04:14 pm
"Mr. Love"
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
1974/75 (?)
1930's-40's nostalgia
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2005 04:55 pm
La Negrita Cucurumbé
Cri-Crí
1930's
Spanish children's song
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Piffka
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2005 05:58 pm
Saka Acquaye and His African Ensemble
Everybody Loves Saturday Night
Saka Acquaye and His African Ensemble
1969

Saka Acquaye was first an international hurdler representing Ghana; later he taught school and led a dance band. He came to the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts on scholarship in the early 50's & won all the prizes they awarded for his field, sculpture; afterwards, he went home to Ghana and organized The African Ensemble. They had a record produced by Nonesuch in 1969.... Voices of Africa -- Highlife & Other Popular Music.

His version of "Everybody Loves Saturday Night" is great and the "Drum Festival" is also amazing. I love the entire first side of this album. It can be heard online here,
http://www.sternsmusic.com/discography_detailed/3886

Here's a description of the album, (described as raw, simpler, more organic, and more African):
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=11293
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2005 06:08 pm
Chocolate Lyrics
Getaway People
1999 or 2000


Like a bittersweet pill, the kind that gives you a thrill
And then it lets you down, keeps you hanging on
She's playing with my mind, there ain't nothing left to find
'Cause my judgment and my senses have all but gone
You can't tell me she ain't worth it all, 'cause she surely is
She gives with every, every little breath of her beck and call

She's chocolate in my pocket, she's gum in my hair
She's the kind of girl that drives you crazy
But I don't really care
She's a superstar on my stage, she's the sunlight in my shades
The sweetest scent that fills the air
You will always find her there

Like a cricket in a web, I never watched my step
As I walked into her black widowed tentacled charm
She's working on my senses, got me lowering my defenced
There ain't nothing I can do to keep me safe from harm

You can't tell me she ain't worth it all, 'cause she surely is
I live for every, every little breath of her beck and call

She's chocolate in my pocket...

You can't tell me she ain't worth it all, 'cause she surely is
She gives with every, every little breath of her beck and call

She's chocolate in my pocket... oh jeah she
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angelina papina
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 05:52 am
Heroin
The Velvet underground
mid to late 60s
not sure of genre
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 09:10 am
Rosalyn
by The Pretty Things
1965
genre: 60s garage rock
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 09:32 am
Best unknown song:

The Knife Song
by Milk

I got this off of an old skate video so the recording is really crappy. I have searched high and low for an orginal version of this song but it has become a bit of an enigma. The only version I can find is the one from the video. Nobody seems to know where or when it was originally played/recorded or by who or if it actually was ever recorded.
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material girl
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 09:34 am
Goodbye horses-Q Lazurus
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