Jun 162012

I’m looking for a phone number or address in the lyrics of a song. Double points for anyone who comes up with lyrics containing an email address.

The address must contain at least a street name and house number to be valid.

I’ll lead off with “634-5789,” by Wilson Pickett

As always, one entry per post please.


  51 Responses to “Last Man Standing: Contact Info”

  1. ladymisskirroyale

    Let’s just get it out of the way quickly:
    “867-5309 (Jenny)” by Tommy Tutone

  2. Slim Jade

    I have an address, but not a street (I feel like I’m drunk & talking to a taxi driver):
    “2541” by Grant Hart, which was a lamentation about his old Husker Du crash pad.

  3. The Rolling Stones, “2120 South Michigan Avenue,” which I believe is a reference to the address of Chess Records or some other Chicago label or studio.

  4. bostonhistorian

    Does “12th Street and Vine” from Wilbert Harrison’s “Kansas City” count?

  5. bostonhistorian

    The reason I ask is because he’s gonna be standing on the corner there, and are we going to discriminate against homeless singers?

  6. BigSteve

    I may have mentioned this before, but that corner no longer exists. That whole part of town was heavily urban renewal’d in I guess the 60s or 70s, and now there’s some kind of greenspace there, not really a park, just a block of open grass leftover from where they bulldozed the houses. It’s amazing now to think that no one realized that a street sign marking the intersection would be a hotspot for tourist snapshots.

  7. cherguevara

    First one to come to mind is “Ask For Jill” by the dB’s. There’s a new dB’s album out this week, I’ve yet to take that plunge because honestly, I’m a little afraid.

  8. If you can hold off for a couple of days I know KingEd is planning on taking the plunge Insta-Review style. Maybe you can do it together.

  9. “853-5937” from Squeeze


  10. Anyone in need of dirt cheap dirty deeds? Just dial “362-4368”


  11. If 12th & Vine no longer exists in KC, anyone wanna hang out at Hollywood & Vine with Kid Rock? Come dressed as a Cowwwwboy bay-bay


  12. H. Munster

    Beechwood 4-5789
    The Marvelletes

  13. sammymaudlin

    Close- “up to Lexington 125 ” is the 125th Street on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. I think.

  14. sammymaudlin

    Wikipedia is never wrong.

  15. bostonhistorian

    Apparently Kansas City has tried to make up for this in a small way: “During the ’20s and ’30s, Kansas City’s 12th Street became nationally known for its jazz clubs, gambling halls and brothels. The area was immortalized in the song “Kansas City,” which features the refrain “I’m goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come…” In 2005, a piano-shaped plaza was built at the intersection of 12th Street & Vine to pay tribute to the song that made the area famous. The plaza features interpretive displays about the area’s heyday as an entertainment district when jazz clubs and gambling halls lined 12th Street, and visitors can pose for pictures under a replica of a historic 12th Street & Vine sign. Around the same time the park was dedicated, the famous tune was adopted as the city’s official song.”

  16. BigSteve

    Trust me, you need a helicopter to see that the ‘plaza’ is piano shaped.

  17. ladymisskirroyale

    Laura Palmer suggests Pennsylvania 6-5000.

  18. ladymisskirroyale

    Or if you prefer:
    Protestants Unite! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5jBTE0OC-w

  19. cliff sovinsanity

    Not an address exactly but there is contact info from The Replacements “Lovelines”:

    Slightly overweight girls need sex also
    Send your note and desires
    Means of contact P.O. Box 8941

  20. cherguevara

    (619) 239-KING by Mojo Nixon

  21. H. Munster

    You can meet Solomon Burke “on the corner of Love Street and Fool’s Road.”

  22. Suburban kid

    “Bigelow 6-200” – Brenda Lee

  23. Suburban kid

    “But when I kissed the cop down at 34th and Vine…”
    The Drifters, Love Potion No. 9

  24. Suburban kid

    Of course I meant the Clovers, not Drifters

  25. London’s Burning – “Dial 99999”

  26. cherguevara

    “I’m standing at the corner of walk and don’t walk” – Peter Case, this town’s a riot

  27. The corner of Heart Attack and Vine – Tom Waits

  28. The Troggs — 665-4321 but I like The Hypstrz version off Big Hits of Mid-America Volume III


  29. pudman13

    53rd and 3rd is where poor Dee Dee Ramone used to prostitute himself.

  30. Down at the end of Lonley Street (that’s my new place to dwell).

  31. Lonely Street … (not Lonley)!

  32. Crowded House – Weather With You

    “Walking ’round the room singing Stormy Weather
    At 57 Mount Pleasant Street “

  33. Hey, this might be my first post! How about “Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale” from Love’s Forever Changes? Or does the address need to be more exact than between Clark and Hilldale?

  34. Welcome aboard, markkay! I say your address is specific enough, especially if it led you to your first post. See “Heart Attack and Vine,” above, from this thread’s author.

  35. 6060-842 by the B-52s. Plus, Clark and Hilldale does not reference a street number, so nevermind about the above. Must read more carefully before I post!

  36. In that case, nevermind the retraction below!

  37. Slow day at work, so one more. Sugarloaf’s “Don’t Call Us Child, We’ll Call You” doesn’t include the phone number in the lyrics, but does have the sound of a CBS records phone number being dialed on a touchtone phone. See http://accelerateddecrepitude.blogspot.com/2011/01/sugarloaf-dont-call-us-well-call-you.html

  38. “P.O. Box 9847” by The Monkees. (Disclaimer: I knew they had the P.O.Box song, I looked up the # on the Google instead of rooting through all my junk in the basement)

  39. H. Munster

    The Pixies Three
    442 Glenwood Avenue
    Now, don’t forget the number!

  40. Suburban kid

    My old band had a song called 706 Union Avenue.

  41. 2000 Man

    Keith Richards – 999. It doesn’t work here in the US, but I guess in England it should get you help if you need it.

  42. 9th & Hennepin – Tom Waits

  43. Throwing on the Forever Changes pince-nez, for the one or two people who may not already know: the Whisky-a-Go-Go was on the Sunset Strip between Clark and Hilldale.

  44. My sister-in-law works near that intersection, and it is with great sadness that I must report that there is not in fact a doughnut shop there.

  45. H. Munster

    Marshall Crenshaw tells us that he and his ex used to live on “Twenty-five Forty-one” but he forgot to mention the street.

  46. “Tell Your Sister” – Lloyd Cole

    ” Down on Rue Morgue Avenue”

  47. Lloyd must be referencing Dylan there. On “…Tom Thumb…” he remind us not to put on any airs when you’re down on Rue Morgue Avenue.

    You are still LMS.

  48. The MC5 – “Shakin’ Street”

  49. Iron Maiden!

    22 Acacia Avenue

    “that’s the place where we all go”

  50. H. Munster

    The MC5 — “Motor City Is Burning”

    “Let me tell you how it started now
    It started on 12th and Clairmount that morning
    It made the pigs all jump and shout
    Ah said, it started on 12th and Clairmount that morning
    It made the pigs in the street freak out”

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