Skip to comments.Everyone did so well on the last one here's another musical challenge
Posted on 03/09/2012 7:27:08 PM PST by reed13k
You all helped so quickly on my last musical challenge so here's another - a music video done circa 1990-1992 in film noir style that used vegetables and other food words to tell a story in the song - yes I've tried searching but again I'm terrible with names and titles .... Enjoy the challenge ( and likely making fun of me of course ;)
Gee I can’t even type my own name correctly ...
didn’t he just get pissed off because Rush or Sean used this song in a sarcastic way to describe that slut Fluke???
That was my first thought as well.
You have a GREAT memory, BHF!! I remember that video and your are right!
Actually, “Sledgehammer” came out in 1986.
That isn’t much of a surprise. Just points out what a BS hypocrite Gabriel is since that song is precisely describing SEX. I LAUGH that Rush had it playing.
Sorry that’s not it - the one Im thiniking of is black and white with the singer in a suit and hat Nearly every word seems to be a vegetable or fruit
Here’s one featuring fungi and a critter.
Oh, that’s a good one! I have not seen that video in so many years. Peter Gabriel—what a creative guy!
Choppin’ Broccoli???? Dana Carvey......LOL
Peter Gabriel has withdrawn his permission for one of his songs to be used as “bumper” music by Rush Limbaugh.
As I remember, Gabriel was a 1-2 hit wonder and has disappeared from the music scene other than small venue stages. He won’t be missed.
This was a great example of when MTV had good artistic music videos, from Madonna (Like a Virgin and Express Yourself), Beat It (Michael Jackson) and the all time great “Thriller”, to Weird Al Yankovich’s “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon”, the Cars “You Might Think”, and “Take Me Home” by A Ha (from about 1981 - 1992.
After that, rap music destroyed musical videos for a decade until Country/Western took over with “Tobey Keith” (What do you think about me now), “Tobey Keith and Willie Nelson” (Beer for My Horses), Brooks and Dunn (”Red Brick Road”, “Boot Scootin’ Boogy”), Keith Urban (A Girl Like You), and Brad Paisley, “The Fishing Song” and “”Celebrity” with William Shatner, Martina McBride “Concrete Angel”, Sara Evans “Suds in the Bucket”, and just about anything with Shania Twain.
Also can’t forget Kenney Chesney and Alan Jackson’s vacation songs, including “It’s 5 O’clock somewhere”, and other Jimmy Buffet-type videos.
Those were the good old days for kids raised in the 80’s. For us old-timers, it was film clips from “American Bandstand”, the Alan Freed movies (those with “Rock” in their titles”), “Beach Blanket Bingo” (we all loved Annette), and ELVIS, the KING movies.
Cute - my girls will like it except for the snake part ;)
The Ross Sisters - Solid Potato Salad
Love his audition tapes, but no...
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel.
The “dancing chickens” were rather creepy.
Gabriel has had a 30 year career. Before going solo he was the lead singer for “Genesis”. All you need is a couple of hit records and you are financially set for life.
Wonderful show ... But no... Something from 90-92
You are also forgetting Gabriel is inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Genesis in 2010
Peter Gabriel was lead singer for Genesis.
Excellent but no ... This one is black and white ...
Forgot about that most people think of the drummer guy first ... I think...
Was it claymation?
All comers are welcome if for no other reason than to broaden my horizons
I’m not worthy of copying the thread, but if everyone will indulge me, there’s a song from circa 1992-93 that I cannot recall for the life of me.
I’m going to start with what it’s not. It’s NOT “One night in Bangkok” by Murray Head. I cite that song because it’s similar in some audio traits, such as a treble-heavy tone to some of the lyrics but containing orchestrated chorus.
I only have 2 clues: I seem to remember the subject of this song being about, of all things, The Maltese Falcon. It also has an assisting voice track by someone who sounds A LOT like Trevor Rabin, of the band Yes. However, Rabin’s wikipedia page doesn’t cite his work on anything like this, and while wikipedia is not perfect, this kind of thing usually has it nailed, so I don’t think he’s the singer on the song.
The worst part is that I don’t know this song, so unless someone really knows it out there, I may not be able to provide closure on this.
Wow, do you remember WRONG!
Peter Gabriel was a founding member of Genesis, and while the band achieved its greatest financial success after he left, his influence on their music made them the #1 progressive rock band in the world for many years. Once he went solo, he continued on and his music has evolved quite a bit incorporating many different genres of music while still creating very popular pop music.
The simple fact that there's huge competition among musicians the world over to play with him, and how his concerts still sell out stadiums (including 100,000+ soccer stadiums) all over the world make it clear that he's no "One Hit Wonder." BTW, "The Secret World, Live" concert DVDs is still one of the best live performance concert DVDs ever released.
There may have been some claymation in it I just remember the guy in the trench coat suit and hat talk/singing food words to tell a mystery in film noir style black and white - so there would be a line like ‘celery wanted me to take the case’. Instead of she really... But I remember the talk/sing being set to music and was written much better than anything I could come up with ... I’ve been trying for nearly 20 years to figure it out. Funny as could be and makes you want to set through to see what other use for the words the could come up with...
Maltese - its alright 1990?
“The Friends of Mr. Cairo,” by Jon Anderson (of Yes)and Vangelis.
“Do you like Phil Collins? I’ve been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins’ presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group’s undisputed masterpiece. It’s an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don’t you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I’ve heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins’ solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don’t just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.”
Patrick Bateman, `American Psycho’
One of Christian Bale’s best roles.
"Vegetables" by the Beach Boys (1967)
"Chicken Shack Boogie" by Amos Milburn
"Bread and Butter" by the Newbeats (1964)
Thanks. That’s been bothering me for about 10 years. I’m not kidding. (I knew I was close with Rabin. I just didn’t realize how close)
MTV countdown for every year since inception. Find it yourself.
Jon and Vangelis
From the Album “Fiends of Mr Cairo”
What is the genre?
Soory - that should be Friends of Mr. Cairo (not fiends)
That definitely needs to be in this thread. Amos Milburn also did a lot of good drinking songs.
That wasn’t it BUT you gave me the artist the one I was looking for is ‘Life in the slaw lane’ by Kip Addotta. Free Republic rules again! FReepers Rule! Whoo Hooo! Finally! Thank you!
Yeah, I hadn’t heard that one before, but I noticed it a couple minutes later. Glad to help.
Yep thanks again
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