Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Hollow Horse, Jan 10, 2019.
Prince - Little Red Cravat
The Byrds - So You want To Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
Neneh Cherry, "Buffalo Stance":
"There's the girls on the block with the nasty curls
Wearing padded bras sucking beers through straws
Dropping down their drawers, where did you get yours?"
Jet, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl":
"Big black boots"
Bee Gees, "I Want Home":
"Take off your dress, put on a new one
I'm going to take you out tonight
Put on a dress, make it a blue one
Ev'rything's gonna be all right"
John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise
Donovan - Jersey Thursday
Also, I guess a jersey is an item of clothing.
Taylor Swift, "Tim McGraw":
"When you think happiness
I hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest
And my old faded blue jeans"
Elton John, "Tiny Dancer":
Jeannie C. Riley, "Harper Valley P.T.A.":
"Well the note said, "Mrs. Johnson, you're wearing your dresses way too high..."
"And they were sure surprised when Mrs. Johnson wore her miniskirt into the room..."
"Where Beauty Lives in Memory" - Dolly Parton
She wears a dress cut low in the front
and also "Thick As a Brick", which contains the stanza
as well as the line
There are not all that many songs that mention jockstraps, especially in prog rock.
Jeans are very popular in the world of rock, especially rock from the US.
Here's another reference:
Harry Chapin - I Wanna Learn a Love Song
Joni Mitchell - Song For Sharon
Tom Waits - Goin' Out West
I know karate, voodoo too
I'm gonna make myself available to you
I don't need no make up, I got real scars
I got hair on my chest, I look good without a shirt
I know. I don't have a leg to stand on.
That ties in nicely with The Beat's 'Mirror In The Bathrobe'
They had a habit of doing clothing-related songs having done 'Tunic To Talk To'.
I Got A Rocket In My Pocket - NRBQ
I got a rocket in my pocket and a roll in my jeans
Now let's go someplace where we can rock a bit
I got a rocket in my pocket and the fuse is lit
Todd Rundgren, "You Don't Have To Camp Around"
"Save the satin undies, don't pluck out your eyebrows
Stow the mincy lisping, you don't have to camp around"
Todd Rundgren, "Party Liquor"
"You do weird things on party liquor
And the rude boys line up to get in her knickers
When she's face down on party liquor"
Billy Joel - Keepin' The Faith
We wore matador boots only Flagg Brothers had them with the Cuban heel/
Iridescent socks with the same color shirt and a tight pair of chinos/
I put on my shark skin jacket, you know the kind with the velvet collar,
And ditty-bop shades
GREENSLEEVES - English folk song
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN - The Moody Blues (1967)
Elton John - First Episode At Hienton
Blue Jean Blues - ZZ Top
Liam Clancy - “Fiddler’s Green”
“Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper.
No more on the docks I'll be seen.
Just tell me old shipmates I'm takin' a trip, mates
And I'll see you one day in Fiddler's Green.”
My jacket's gonna be cut and slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker, with an open neck
I ride a G.S. scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my wartime coat in the wind and sleet
Lindisfarne - “Scarecrow Song”
“You've cast away your coloured coat
The illusions seemed too strong
Now in the wintery season
You can hear the Scarecrow Song”
Good one. Beginning reminds me of Spellbound by AC/DC.
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