Fun With Classic Rock


Amazing proto-punk garage video from 1967: Blue Magoos, We Ain’t Got Nothing Yet. Very pre-Violent Femmes, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, etc.

I finally looked up the lyrics to Mannfred Man’s “Blinded by the Light.” You will undoubtedly ascend another rung on the galactic ladder once their cryptic words are etched into your brain. Their song “For You” ranks way up there.

Excerpt:

“Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

Madman drummers bummers, Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin’ kinda older, I tripped the merry-go-round
With the stereo pleasin’ and sneezin’ and wheezin, the calliope crashed
to the ground”

“Some brimstone baritone Andy Sack from rolling stone preacher from the east
Says, “Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in it’s funny bone, that’s where they expect it least”
And some new-mown chaperone was standin’ in the corner, watching the young girls dance
And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin’ with his frozen zone, reminding him of romance”


Genesis: Carpet Crawlers.  I bet Radiohead likes this son–the singer seems to sing like this a lot.


CSNY (Crosby Stills Nash and Young): Dark Star


Cheap Trick: Downed
This song was made in 1977–sounds so modern!


Stampeders–Sweet City Woman

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2 Responses

  1. You do realize “Blinded by the Light” was written by Bruce Springsteen, right? Same with “For You.” They’re on his first album, Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ. Check out his VH1 Storytellers episode to find out what some of those “Blinded by the Light” lyrics mean.

  2. Nice Blog, enjoyed the read.
    Thanks,
    Jim

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