Mar 132013

The Rock Town Hall game anyone can play gets easier than ever with a special word-association edition. The rules are simple: give your first music-related response that pops into your head to the following list of words. It can be an artist’s name, a song, an instrument, an album title, a subgenre, you name it. All we ask is that it’s the first musically relevant word that pops into your head. Are you ready? Let’s get it on…after the jump!

  • Motorcycle:
  • Lizard:
  • Beach:
  • Lipstick:
  • Monkey:

Ready for a few more? I thought so!

  • Snarl:
  • Gum:
  • Comb:
  • Ring:
  • Suede:

  29 Responses to “Dugout Chatter: Word-Association Edition”

  1. Suburban kid


  2. BigSteve

    Motorcycle: Dylan and The Accident
    Lizard: the King Crimson album
    Beach: The Gorillaz album Plastic Beach
    Lipstick: the cover of Some Girls
    Monkey: the Toots & the Maytals song Monkey Man
    Snarl: Elvis
    Gum: girl groups
    Comb: the Tin Huey song The Comb
    Ring: The Elvis song Wear My Ring
    Suede: the Morrissey song Suedehead

  3. Suburban kid

    I didn’t realize we got to do each word individually. When I saw Motorcycle, I pictured Lemmy from Motorhead for some reason. Going back over the list, I’m afraid I am pretty uncreatively literal in my responses:

    Lizard: The Doors
    Beach: Beach Boys
    Lipstick: “Lipstick Traces”, book by rock critic Greil Marcus
    Monkey: The Monkees
    Snarl: Elvis (although his thing is more of a sneer than a snarl)
    Gum: “Rockaway Beach” by the Ramones
    Comb: “Nitcomb” by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
    Ring: “Wedding Ring” by the Sting-Rays (80s UK band)
    Suede: the Morrissey song Suedehead

  4. • Motorcycle: Rob Halford
    • Lizard: Jesus
    • Beach: Boys
    • Lipstick: Vogue
    • Monkey: Davy Jones
    • Snarl: Sid Vicious
    • Gum: Archies
    • Comb: Elvis
    • Ring: Wear my Ring Around Your Neck
    • Suede: Shoes

  5. machinery

    • Motorcycle: Black Motorcycle club (if that’s the name)
    • Lizard: King, Morrison
    • Beach: Boys
    • Lipstick: Vogue
    • Monkey: the Monkees
    • Snarl: Sid Vicious
    • Gum: ??
    • Comb: Sha Na Na
    • Ring: ??
    • Suede: Blue Suede Shoes

  6. Motorcycle: Love and Rockets
    Lizard:on a windowpane
    Beach: Dirty
    Lipstick: Traces
    Monkey:Man, and you are my monkey woman
    Snarl: Sidney Vish
    Gum: Your words aren’t clear, better spit out your:
    Comb: Rooster on the cover of a Pavement EP
    Ring: Skull

  7. Let me play now, so I can read your responses without influencing my own gut responses.

    Motorcycle: Steppenwolf
    Lizard: Big Lizard in My Backyard
    Beach: Rockaway…
    Lipstick: …Vogue
    Monkey: …Man
    Snarl: Exile on Main Street
    Gum: Rockaway Beach
    Comb: Springsteen
    Ring: This Diamond…
    Suede: Stephen Stills

  8. trigmogigmo

    • Motorcycle: the soundtrack for “Rumble Fish” by Stewart Copeland, with Mickey Rourke as Motorcycle Boy
    • Lizard: Steven Tyler
    • Beach: Reach the Beach, great album by The Fixx
    • Lipstick: the album cover of The Cars
    • Monkey: Peter Gabriel’s make-up in the video for “Shock the Monkey”
    • Snarl: one of Carrie Browstein’s facial expressions in Portlandia
    • Gum: Go Go’s, Belinda Carlyle
    • Comb: Questlove
    • Ring: 70’s Elvis
    • Suede: I know it’s probably leather, but David Crosby’s fringed jacket

  9. diskojoe

    •Motorcycle: Brando in the Wild Ones
    •Lizard: Jim Morrison
    •Beach: “Beach Baby”
    •Lipstick: “Lipstick Traces”
    •Monkey: “Mickey’s Monkey”
    •Snarl: Billy Idol
    •Gum: “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavor
    On The Bedpost Overnight/”
    •Comb: “Kookie,Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb”
    •Ring: “Ring of Fire”
    •Suede: The Brit band from the 90s

  10. trigmogigmo

    Interesting… It’s possible that I have mixed up my Crosby and Stills wardrobe choices.

  11. I was thinking the exact opposite when I read your response! This is all about gut responses, however, so we’re close enough. If I had to do it over again I would have been safe saying “CSNY.”

  12. There’s no “right” answer, but Billy Idol for “snarl” comes real close. (Sid Vicious, which I think cdm said first, is another good one.)

  13. H. Munster

    Motorcycle: Bad (I realize nobody gets this. There was a song named “Bad Motorcycle”, two versions of which charted in Detroit in the early sixties. I can’t find anything about it on either Google or Youtube. Snippets from the lyrics include:
    My little baby she rides a motorcycle
    She drags everybody down Sixty-third Street
    She calls it Nitro)
    Lipstick: On Your Collar
    Lizard: Jim Morrison
    Beach: Boys
    Monkey: Mickey’s
    Snarl: nothing comes to mind
    Gum: John Lennon (I’m thinking of the video of him doing Mother at Madison Square Garden)
    Comb: Kookie
    Ring: Around Your Neck
    Suede: Shoes
    This really dates me around here.

  14. 2000 Man

    Motorcycle: Don’t Touch Me There
    Lizard: King, I can do anything
    Beach: baby beach baby give me your hand
    Lipstick: and Leather
    Monkey: If man is 5 and god is 6 and devil is seven, is Monkey 4? Or are dolphins 4 and Monkey 3?

    Ready for a few more? I thought so!
    Snarl: Billy Idol’s mouth
    Gum: Lou Reed
    Comb: Cookie
    Ring: This diamond ring doesn’t shine like it did before
    Suede: Ooga Chaka

  15. Funny, Lennon is who I had in mind for “gum” when I chose the question. Then I forgot about it and answered something different. I’m glad you came up with that one.

  16. I did this without looking at the other responses so there may be some overlap:
    Motorcycle: Judas Preist
    Lizard: King (Jim M)
    Beach: Neil Young’s On The …
    Lipstick: “… Vogue”
    Monkey: Business, as in “No More …
    Snarl: Traffic
    Gum: Ball Rally (a 70’s movie, probably not as rocking as “Death Race 2000” or “Cannonball Run”)
    Comb: Over (is that Paul’s real hair?)
    Ring: … Of Fire
    Suede: Head (I think that’s a Morrisey solo record)

  17. trigmogigmo

    That’s a great one for Monkey. I think it’s:
    “if man is 5 … then the devil is 6 … and if the devil is 6 … then god is 7 … this monkey’s gone to heaven”
    I don’t think there are any lower numbers mentioned there.

  18. Motorcycle: Lucinda Williams — her notable quote The perfect man is “a poet on a motorcycle.”
    Lizard: Blue Oyster Cult Godzilla!
    Beach: Now the band Beach House is top of mind for me.
    Lipstick: David Johansen
    Monkey: Lancelot Link — Secret Chimp Theme Song
    Snarl: Chrissie Hynde singing “Precious”
    Gum: Doublemint Twins Theme from the 70s
    Comb: Bowie’s hair combed perfectly on several album covers.
    Ring: The Clash — “Ring, ring it’s 7 a.m . . . ” The Magnificent Seven
    Suede: Bloodsports — the new album by the band.

  19. Bronzed Nordic God

    Most of my associations were boring and already covered above, but I do like my association for lizard which no one else has: “If you squeeze my lizard, I’ll put my snake on you”. Best Motorhead lyric ever!

  20. ladymisskirroyale

    This was a very appreciated way to end the day, Mod. Putting no thinking into something is perfect for my level of exhaustion.

    I haven’t looked at anyone else’s responses yet, but Mr. Royale tells me I’m right at the center of the bell curve. Drat! In a group of music nerds, I guess I’m really not nerdy enough…

    Motorcycle: “Speeding Motorcycle” – the Yo La Tengo cover of Daniel Johnston’s song

    Lizard: The Flying Lizards and their cover of “Money”

    Beach: Beach House (who I admit to really liking despite the blandness of their last album)

    Lipstick: “Lipstick Traces” by Greil Marcus

    Monkey: “Monkey Gone To Heaven” by Pixies

    Snarl: Billy Idol

    Gum: K Pop

    Comb: I just have this image of a disco diva with a pick extended from a shapely ‘fro.

    Ring: Ringo Starkey

    Suede: the band of the same name, of course! “She’s In Fashion” is a favorite song of mine.

  21. 2000 Man

    Nope, there’s no lower numbers. The word reminded me of the song, and the song always makes me wonder what number monkeys are, since it’s called Monkey Gone to Heaven. Man, devil and god all get numbers, but monkey goes to heaven.

    That’s the kind of stupid stuff I think about when I’m left to my own devices.

  22. Motorcycle. Born to be Wild. Original. Mars Bonfire.
    Lizard Jim Morrison. Lizard King
    Beach “Beachboys:
    Lipstick Courtney Love, glamor version
    Monkey. ” Monkeys”.
    Snarl. Elvis Presley growling
    Suede Carl Perkin’s “Blue Suede Shoes”
    or I think its a Dutch group “Blue Suede”
    Gum Bubblegum rock.
    Ring “Ring of Fire” Johnny Cash
    Comb. Ed Brynes. “Kookie lend me your comb”

  23. ladymisskirroyale

    Isn’t that Dutch band, Blue Swede (like the vegetable)? Just checking…

  24. * Motorcycle: “Cycle Annie” by The Beachnuts (Lou Reed and the Pickwick Records gang)

    * Lizard: The Lounge Lizards

    * Beach: Blanket Bingo

    * Lipstick: Debbie Harry’s mouth

    * Monkey: “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show”, I’ll go with the ’65 Joe Tex version.

    * Snarl: Jerry Lee Lewis

    * Gum: ♪♫♪”Chewin’ out rhythm on my bubblegum…”♫♫♪

    * Comb: Filter

    * Ring: Modulator

    * Suede: Buffalo Springfield

  25. 2000 Man

    Yep, that’s what I thought of first, even though it’s Swede and not Suede. Now I’ll have that song stuck in my head all day again.

  26. Motorcycle: Mama
    Lizard: Jim Morrison
    Beach: On the Beach
    Lipstick:Rolling stones
    Monkey:Monkey see Monkey do

    Snarl:Sid V
    Gum: ???
    Comb: John Travolta-Grease

  27. hrrundivbakshi

    * Motorcycle: Flunk Punks

    * Lizard: King

    * Beach: Beatnik Beatch

    * Lipstick: Can’t Buy a Thrill

    * Monkey: Monkey Man

    * Snarl: Elvis

    * Gum: Grease

    * Comb: Paul Simonon’s hair

    * Ring: Ringo in “Help”

    * Suede: Carl Perkins

  28. ladymisskirroyale

    Whenever I hear “Carl Perkins” I think of this scene: Even in Japanese with Portuguese subtitles, you get the idea:

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