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kds

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Before Mutt Lange turned them into superstars, Def Leppard were part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. 

From their 1980 debut, here's Wasted

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I hate this song. My high school class voted it "our" class song. No accounting for taste:



Here's another local one...I went & searched for this by local act Throw Money (circa 1977 or 78). No such luck, but their bass players current band plays it!! BMZ - Six Cold Ones:

 


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It's a fine kettle of fish when one's first coherent thought upon awakening isn't how to achieve world peace, what happened before the Big Bang or where one left one's glasses, but the song lyric "drinkin' wine, spo-dee-o-dee, drinkin' wine".

Granville Henry "Stick" McGhee, 1949 (the cleaned up version and the first hit for Atlantic Records)



Jerry Lee Lewis, 1959

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Gee, it sure is a "sobering" thought to consider how many songs there are about various alcoholic beverages and drinking, as all the entertaining songs and comments already posted this week illustrate. With that in mind, I'll have another:
Back for more commentary later today. Keep 'em coming!
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My class voted 'Sail On (down the line)" by the Commodores as our class song.  I voted for 'The Rainbow Connection' in the finals but lost.  Stupid Stairway to Heaven actually made the finals--!!  My first pick, the Ramones 'Now I'm Going to Sniff Some Glue' did not make the finals.

okay, to my vote:

1. 'Chug a Lug' by the Beach Boys  (it's the most original song here---very unorthodox and creative).  Stupid, Lee?  Well, sometimes root beer CAN be your best buy, you know.


2. 'Tennessee/ Tupelo Honey ripoff by current country guy'  (but good, mind you!)

then, although I like them, the last two songs are penalized for waiting too long to get to the chorus.

3. 'Spill The Wine'  by Eric Burden & War
4. Three kinds of booze blues by George Thorogood & the Destroyers   (who I like and have enjoyed live--but why does this song have to be as long as 'Keep on Chooglin'?).
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Watch that Saki, s.a.k.i will knock you on your a.r.s.e.



 




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My votes:

GOLD -Eric Burden & War.

SILVER -George Thorogood & the Destroyers.

BRONZE -Beach Boys.

TIN -Chris Stapleton.


Have to include this Beach Boy sounding song Chris White and Spanish Wine



Can't get the real stuff how about some Boot-Leg



Not the best song I have ever posted but maybe time for Cocktails ?


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This Tom Waits one is worth posting too.

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From way back in 1992 when hip-hop was still fun, here's the
Young Black Teenagers (none of whom were) with Tap the Bottle:

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For everyone under the legal drinking age:

Elvis Presley, "Milkcow Boogie Blues", recorded 1954 (handsome, even beautiful)



Herman's Hermits, "No Milk Today", 1965 (cute)



U2, "Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1", 1991 (music for A Clockwork Orange)


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Larry, here's the version that I knew:

The trio was all over this!
The fine ending to Band On The Run:

Country again (via Muscle Shoals)

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Thirsty crowd here -- lots more song posts and comments here in the past day, even including a few "milk" songs to help coat your stomach before heading to the party.

First, thanks to Lee, Larry, John B., and David for casting your votes, along with your related comments.

Lee, good call re the late Johnny Winter -- excellent blues rock guitarist! 

Larry, I got a kick out of your reflections back on the teen scene and cruising down the local strip which gave rise to the BBs' "Chug A Lug". Regarding the simple pleasures of root beer and cruising to A&W, I worked at a local A&W for several years while in high school, where I made, served, and drank so much root beer that it took me several years to recover any appreciation for its taste after I graduated from high school.

Thanks also to t, bonnie, Larry, Lisa, Al, kds, Graciegirl, and David for your additional song selections and comments.

t, I always get a kick out of the songs by local Cleveland artists from the past that you manage to dig up, such as Alex Bevan's "Skinny" this week, and especially "Six Cold Ones" by BMZ -- a tasty jazzy rock tune, sounds like a fun live band.

bonnie, always the interesting and eclectic variety of song choices! I've always been a big fan of fellow Missourian Sheryl Crow and her breakthrough hit "All I Wanna Do". I hadn't ever heard of Shihad's "Deb's Night Out" song -- quite unusual subject matter, indeed. Same for D4's "Saki Bomb" -- are they a Kiwi group? And nice to see an appearance by 10cc -- wonderful group, and interesting lesser-known song choice from their Bloody Tourists album. And you're right about how quickly we can seem to run off the road and head for the low ground in some of these weekly battles. Lord only knows what the Cinco de Mayo festivities may bring to this board later this week.

Larry, some good old classic artists with Hank Williams, Kingston Trio, and Roger Miller. As young adolescents, some of us used to get a kick out of singing "Chug-A-Lug" by Roger Miller when it was a radio hit. Also, an interesting side trip to pick up some milk from several places, even if Herman's Hermits had none on hand. And thanks for posting those two classic version of "Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-Dee" (and same for Al with the additional version he was familiar with by Johnny Burnette). As for me, I was also familiar with the original blues version of the song by Stick McGhee from way back in 1947:


Lisa, thanks for the Barenaked Ladies! I used to listen to their Stunt album quite a bit after it first came out. I get a kick out of all the themed cartoon clips you manage to come up with. You must have been quite the cartoon and kids shows fan when you were young, in addition to having such good recall of those old clips!

Al, lots of excellent and varied song clips, as always! Classic Eagles and Doors, and what a treat to hear legendary Theloneus Monk doing "Straight, No Chaser" -- magnificent jazz by one of the legends. And I love "Picasso's Last Words" from McCartney's classic Band on the Run. And country music sure seems to lend itself to this week's theme -- no end to the liquid possibilities from that genre, such as the live version of this Garth Brooks classic:

  
kds, good early find by Def Leppard! Wasn't familiar with that one. You must be a longtime fan!

Graciegirl, good find with the Gary Allen song. Hadn't heard that one before, nice classic country tune and lovelorn drinker theme.

David, that old Chris White (formerly of Zombies) song, "Spanish Wine", was lovely. Definitely a Beach Boys influence there. For anyone else here who hasn't checked out this song posted by David, be sure to check it out -- quite nice! As always, good call with Booker T, and the bluesy Tom Waits selection, "Gin Soaked Boy" was quite good too -- his voice is so raspy on this one, he could almost pass for Captain Beefheart.


After an exciting day of welcoming our new granddaughter into the world today, I'll finish off my evening with a relaxing nightcap from Neil Diamond:


Cheers!
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Just a quick 3AM insomniac's "paul adsett/everything connects" moment. Can I point out that "No Milk Today" by Herman's Hermits is a song written by Graham Gouldman of 10cc fame?

And here's a local one that would also qualify for last weeks Battle theme:
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Alligator Wine:

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Tom,

I'm a child of the 80s, so I grew up with the Def Leppard songs from Pyromania and Hysteria on the radio.  

It wasn't until I got into my 20s, in the 2000s, that I discovered Def Lep's earlier material such as this and the stellar High N Dry album.  

Speaking of which, the title track is a bit of a drinking anthem



Speaking of early days, here's some early Whitesnake with Wine, Women, and Song

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