Wolf’s Wild Wednesday – ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy Editon

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I lied: I’m not kissing anyone. Except Dave B. Dave gets a big, wet, sloppy kiss for coming up with the idea for this week’s Wild Wednesday. At least a heartfelt H/T. That said, let’s get on with the nonsense …

As you might figure, a lot of songs over the years have contained mis-heard lyrics … take Jimi Hendrix, for example. He didn’t say “scuse me while I kiss this guy” … no, he said “scuse me while I kiss the sky”

Money for nothin’ and chips for free”

“We built this city … we built this city on sausage rolls” (no wonder it was such a horrible song)

“Kicking your cat all over the place” (damned cat-kicking bastards!)

“That’s is the dawning of the age of aquariums, age of aquariums … aquariums!”

Wolf’s “Even A Blind Squirrel Finds A Nut Now And Then” Challenge: you got a fave? … time’s yours!

Tony’s Youtube Challenge:

Today’s Youtube Challenge? Post a great gimmick song. “Hook” fooled me for years until one day I payed attention and realized how badly I’d been had. All these years I’d been jamming out to a song completely about how it didn’t matter what he sang about, as long as the hook is good I’ll keep listening.

2nd Level Troll: Achieved.

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Dave B.
Dave B.

Did you know that Steely Dan was named after a strap-on dildo mentioned in a William S. Burroughs book?

Berserker
Berserker

Couple of gimmick troll songs –
“Black No. 1,” song that makes fun of goths but is loved by goths.
“Happy Together,” deliberate drivel that was meant to show up the recording execs who told the Turtles to be more mainstream, and ended up being a mainstream hit. That would be an example of a troll that backfired.

Anthony Stratton

…or did it?

workingmansdead

Backfired all the way to the bank.

Anthony Stratton

Darn.

Berserker
Berserker

Yeah but their artistic integrity was totally compromised!

Anthony Stratton

Dang.

Texas Chief
Texas Chief

Just like the one we loved?
Sings a song, sounds like she’s singin
Who-baby-who-baby-who

Just like a one-winged dove?
……….

WTF does that mean?

Ohhh, wait:
Just like a white winged dove…… That makes more sense.

Texas Chief
Texas Chief

Blinded By the Light,
Rev-ed up like a deuce
Another runner in the night

NOT: Wrapped up like a douche!

A ‘deuce’ was a slang term for the engine size of a ‘pony car’ (not a muscle car, they are different things).
The perfect example is the 60’s and 70’s mustang. They were a small and light weight (by comparison) car made to accelerate quickly.
They had various 200 size cu. in. engines (The 289 being the most popular).

A ‘deuce’ was a 200-series cu in engine size. So, “Rev-ed up like a deuce, another runner in the night” was just referring to spinning up the engine on the start line of a race.

BleedingRedAndGold

“Some silicone sister with a manicure, mister” is how I heard it for a long time. Also “she got down but she never got tired”, and some more atop those. Dunno why I misheard so many of the words in that one, but there it is.

Anthony Stratton

Of course, with “Hook” I thought he was saying “the heart brings you back”…guess it works either way.

Chief-Blinders-On

I don’t think I realized it wasn’t heart until today.

Anthony Stratton

Yeah tbh the only reason I even caught on is because I happened to catch a comment on youtube talking about the same thing…then I sat there and actually listened to every word of the song and was completely blown away.

I think its one of the most brilliant, deep and masterful troll jobs ever.

Chief-Blinders-On

I really like Blues Traveler.

I remember the videos in the ’90s. It’s not like I haven’t heard it enough. Crazy.

Almost every song on that initial album is 🔥 fire!

Anthony Stratton

It really was a killer album. Wildly underrated.

Nasrani
Nasrani

“There’s a bathroom on the right…”

“She’s got a chicken to ride, she’s got a chicken to ri-hi-hiiiiide, she’s got a chicken to ride, but she don’t care.”

Tony’s challenge: This song was actually about Robert Plant’s dog (the oft-misheard “ain’t no companion like a blue-eyed girl” is actually “ain’t no companion like a blue-eyed merle ” – a coloration pattern of Shetland sheepdog [see below]), and in live cuts of this song at the end, Plant shouts “Strider!” – his dog’s name, and not their first Lord of the Rings reference (see “Ramble On” from LZII)

Live:

Blue Merle Sheltie

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BleedingRedAndGold

Trivia bit: While named Help! in the end, at one point the movie’s working title was “Eight Arms to Hold You”, and close enough to release that a friend of mine somehow found a Help! single (45rpm, for the millennials here 😉 ) that references that attributes the song to that title for the movie.

Dave B.
Dave B.

And of course… “Massaging a Butthole”. This one is probably in Robert Kraft’s massage parlor playlist:

Dave B.
Dave B.

Borderline racist but… Ted Nugent’s “I got a Jew in a stranglehold” is one of my favorites.

Berserker
Berserker

That dude’s rock factor is so under-rated just because of his politics.

Dave B.
Dave B.

Are you sure it’s not because he likes to strangle Jewish people?

Berserker
Berserker

Well in fairness, who doesn’t?

Anthony Stratton

Jesus?

Berserker
Berserker

Pretty sure that was one of the Temptations in the Wilderness.

vvet818
vvet818

Your avatar reminds me of this one, I can make out most of it but some of it…..??

Team Player
Team Player

“Bring Peace and Quiet” whispered always threw me off

And yes, “rolled up like a douche” got me too. But Manfred Mann was discussed last week

KCChef
KCChef

I always grin that my Mom ( RIP) thought “Do the Hustle” was ” Chew the Hotdog” … Your Welcome for THAT Ear Worm … : )

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

I love Blues Travellers Hook. It is so damn clever.

This past week I read an article about this song being used by politicians seeking election. It isn’t a patriotic hero song. The lyrics point out the failings of our government.

Team Player
Team Player

Sting himself was very disturbed by the frequency his stalker song was used at weddings. Every Breath You Take

Berserker
Berserker

Yeah, same with “Fortunate Son.” As long as those songs have been around and talked about, it blows me away how many people think they’re pro-government. (But they are patriotic, though.)

Anthony Stratton

Fortunate Son is kind of a gimmick, from the standpoint that he himself pulled strings to dodge the draft, then sang about not being able to do so.

Berserker
Berserker

But, the artistic integrity!

Anthony Stratton

Oops.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

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Chief-Blinders-On

A great friend of mine used to sing it:

Who’s the boss, Tony Danza? Is it Mona, or is it An-ge-laaaaaa?

Mandy said what’s love got to do with it is one. After all, what’s love got to do with it, what’s love but a second hand with lotion?

More recent for me is the Fall out boys. Sugar we’re going down. Here are the actual lyrics. See if you have ever got them right…

Am I more than you bargained for yet?
I’ve been dying to tell you anything you want to hear
Cause that’s just who I am this week
Lie in the grass next to the mausoleum
I’m just a notch in your bedpost
But you’re just a line in a song
(A notch in your bedpost,
But you’re just a line in a song)
Drop a heart, break a name
We’re always sleeping in, sleeping for the wrong team
We’re going down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we’re going down swinging
I’ll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it