Nov 132009

The lips of rock.

Townsman chuckflack, seemingly inspired by our recent anatomy-themed Last Man Standing, asked that we consider the following:

Bruce Springsteen, upon inducting Bob Dylan to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said, “Bob freed the mind the way Elvis freed the body.” A pretty succinct summation. Given the premise, how do you fill out the best of rock’s body?

When guarding a man in basketball, they always tell you to watch the guy’s stomach: it’s not going anywhere the man isn’t. So, starting with the gut, the center of gravity, obviously the latter-day Elvis is the one. And of course, early Elvis is the pelvis. From my anatomical perspective, Dylan’s the brain, The Beatles the heart, The Stones the balls, Jimi Hendrix the cock, Madonna the pussy, and Ray Charles the soul.

Argue, or continue filling out the body parts. Spleen? Feet? Jowls? Larynx?


  8 Responses to “Dissecting the Body of Rock”

  1. I would nominate the Mod as the conscience.

  2. hrrundivbakshi

    Lynyrd Skynrd: the big hairy forearms

  3. BigSteve

    The Stones, or at least Jagger, should be the lips.

  4. BigSteve

    Tina Turner for legs?

  5. mockcarr

    Bono is the ass – pompous, a fool, plus he puts out a lot of crap

  6. I have to throw out Pete Townshend as The Nose!


  7. DEVO as the Swelling Itching Brain.

  8. junkintheyard

    John Lennon for the cheek

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