Jan 092014
 

On a whim I went searching for video footage of Peter Blegvad performing anything from his 1983, Andy Partridge-produced album, The Naked Shakespeare. I’ve always loved this album. Colin Moulding contributes bass to a few songs. Terry Chambers may appear as well. I need to dig it out and digitize it.

Anyhow…to my surprise, I found a clip of Blegvad lip-syncing “Karen” on Top of the Pops, or some English show like that. The video is mildly not safe for work owing to the appearance of a tastefully naked butt.

Anyhow…rather that attempt to strike up an in-depth conversation over the works of Blegvad, I thought I’d do my part by simply exposing him to some of you and then launching a Last Man Standing on Name Songs. There’s one catch: We must list them in alphabetical order, beginning with my entry, “Karen,” a name that begins with the letter K.

It shouldn’t be hard to list a name song beginning with an L, M, N, O, or P, but we’ll see how far we get toward the end of alphabet. We will exclude the letter X from play. How many name songs are written to Xavier? (NOTE: If we can get through Z one time, we can consider eliminating that letter from play in the second round.) If we get all the way through to J, we will start over at K.

Got that? Let the first name song, beginning with L, appear in the Comments!

UPDATE: Comments are set to close sometime tomorrow (1/20/14). Consider the conclusion to this Last Man Standing a race against the clock!

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  481 Responses to “Last Man Standing: Name Songs…In Alphabetical Order, Beginning With L!”

  1. hrrundivbakshi

    Lucille, Little Richard

  2. hrrundivbakshi

    Mary, Mary — The Monkees

  3. “Nadine,” Chuck Berry

  4. misterioso

    “Ophelia”, the Band

  5. The Divine Comedy – Our Mutual Friend

  6. Oops – “Power Lines” by Telekinesis.

  7. misterioso

    Gotta be a name, MrHuman, such as “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly.

  8. I am an idiot and I apologize.

  9. misterioso

    to err is Human

  10. Shoot, we’re up to Q names. This is another letter that may be out of play following this round. We’ll see. For now, “The Mighty Quinn” moves us onto what should be an easy R name!

  11. cliff sovinsanity

    Roxanne Roxanne – UTFO

  12. trigmogigmo

    “Sussudio” — Phil Collins

  13. Timothy Leary’s Dead – The Moody Blues.

  14. Under the Milky Way: – The Church

  15. Unless you mean there’s a woman named Under, I don’t think that answer works.

    But, “Tales of Brave Ulysses” does. Just ask the tiny purple fishes.

  16. ladymisskirroyale

    Veronica – Elvis Costello

  17. Matthew Sweet – “Winona”

  18. ladymisskirroyale

    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots – The Flaming Lips

  19. “Ziggy Stardust”

    Bam!

  20. Sweet! There’s probably at least one other Z name. I hadn’t thought of that obvious one.

    Onto an A name…

  21. “Amy,” by Poco, or whatever Southern Lite Rock band that was.

  22. cherguevarra

    X?

  23. The original rules stated that X was out of play. If you’ve got a song with a name that begins with X, by all means show off and play it! Thanks.

  24. cherguevarra

    Madam X by Smokey Robinson?

  25. cherguevarra

    Oh whoops!

  26. cherguevarra

    B.

    Bertha – Grateful Dead

  27. cherguevarra

    Greatful. I’m making a mess of this page.

  28. cliff sovinsanity

    “Caroline” – Link Wray & The Wraymen

  29. 2000 Man

    David Watts – The Kinks.

  30. Hank Fan

    Eleanor Rigby

  31. “Frank’s Wild Years” – Tom Waits

  32. Suburban kid

    Gabrielle – The Nips

  33. I think you spelled it right the first time.

  34. I’m Henry the 8th -Herman’s Hermits

  35. cherguevarra

    I was seriously making hash last night, don’t know what was up with me. In the “this is your rock town hall” thread, I spelled “Prince” as “Price.” Ugh.

  36. cherguevarra

    Iris’ Song For Us – Vashti Bunyan

  37. Suburban kid

    Jolene – Dolly Parton

  38. Suburban kid

    (searches iTunes Library….)
    Xerxes’; HWV 40 – George Frideric Handel

  39. What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? – REM

  40. cherguevarra

    Laura, Scissor Sisters

  41. mockcarr

    Martha My Dear

  42. cherguevarra

    Roy Wood – Nancy Sing Me A Song

  43. Suburban kid

    Oliver’s Army – Costello

  44. ladymisskirroyale

    Johnny Hit and Run Pauline – X

  45. “Little Queenie,” by Chuck Berry. We’ll see if any more Q names are available.

  46. cliff sovinsanity

    “Quincy Punk Episode” – Spoon
    If we go around the horn again I think we should drop the letter Q because this one hurt my brain.

  47. ladymisskirroyale

    Ricky’s Theme – Beastie Boys

  48. We must have posted almost simultaneously. Let’s hold onto this one and use it in the third round. I’m pretty sure we’re going to make it that far.

  49. “Sarah Smile,” by Hall & Oates, Mrs. Andyr’s favorite band.

  50. ladymisskirroyale

    Sorry to bogart the next letter, but in honor of Mr. Everly, I wanted to make sure “S” was properly memorialized:

    Wake Up Little Susie

  51. “Tony’s Theme” – Pixies

  52. ladymisskirroyale

    Can we use the same name twice (different song)? If so, U could be re-represented by “Ullyses,” this time by Dead Can Dance.

    Or would you consider Uncle Albert?

  53. Although he appreciates the thought, Phil is PISSED that you bogarted the next letter. Just look at his face! 🙂

  54. I think we should avoid repeating proper names in different songs, but I will accept titles, which will give us at least another round or two for the letter Q. “Uncle Albert” is Albert’s name, as far as his nephews and nieces are concerned.

  55. Suburban kid

    Victoria – The Kinks

  56. Sticking with the Kinks, “Do You Remember Walter.”

    Remember, X is most likely out of play. After Y, I think we can find another Z name song.

  57. ladymisskirroyale

    Yuri-G – PJ Harvey

  58. Tommy Guerrero – “Zapata’s Boots”

    Bam! Z again!

  59. You may be our Most Valuable Player to this point! Onto the letter A!

  60. Suburban kid

    Amos Moses – Jerry Reed

  61. Bruce Springsteen’s Zero & Blind Terry

  62. Let’s save this for the next time through the rotation!

    We need another B song, which shouldn’t be hard to find.

  63. Nevermind, it’s Blind Terry who is satisfying the needed B. Onto a C name song!

  64. “Caroline No,” The Beach Boys.

    Do I hear a D name song?

  65. “Daniel and the Sacred Harp”, by the Band.

  66. cherguevarra

    Evangaline – Matthew Sweet (again)

  67. No, that was timing. I intended that for Z

  68. OK, if need be we’ll allow it the be used the next time Z comes up.

  69. Suburban kid

    Freddie’s Dead – Curtis Mayfield

  70. cliff sovinsanity

    Gary Gilmore’s Eyes – The Adverts

  71. Can I take H & I with one entry?

    Captain Beefheart – Harry Irene

  72. Jack and Diane, for the J alone.

    We await a new K entry.

  73. Suburban kid

    Jack on Fire – Gun Club

  74. Suburban kid

    Well if it’s going to be that kind of party.,…

    Katy Too – Johnny Cash

  75. Hank Fan

    Lisa Says – VU

  76. Monica -The Kinks, who have more name songs than I would have thought.

  77. Suburban kid

    (Free) Nelson Mandela – the Special AKA

  78. Protest! If they don’t give me no consolation, I’m gonna take it to the United Nations.

    Anyone know someone with the first name Uncle or Zapata?? Those can’t count!

  79. Does Odessa by Caribou count? I’ve heard Odessa used as a first name.

  80. cherguevarra

    Pierre – Carole King (& Sendak)

  81. Please cite where you heard a person with this name. More importantly, is it used as a name in this song? If not, no dice.

  82. Pending a decision on the previous entry…

  83. One person who I know, and looking on IMDB, actresses named Odessa Rae, Odessa Sykes, and Odessa Munroe.

    It isn’t used as a name in the song, but it isn’t used as anything in the song – and Quincy Punk Episode by Spoon was accepted and the word Quincy doesn’t appear in that song (an analogous situation because I always assumed that the song was referring to Quincy, MA, or some other town called Quincy).

    But it doesn’t matter – “Oliver Boy” by Flogging Molly.

  84. Your explanation is cool, thanks! Let’s pick up with whatever follows P!

  85. cliff sovinsanity

    “San Quentin” – Johnny Cash

  86. cliff sovinsanity

    I will humbly accept the 5 yard false start penalty on Quincy Punk Episode and move on….

  87. cliff sovinsanity

    According to Wikipedia, Saint Quentin is the patron saint of bombardiers, chaplains, locksmiths, porters, tailors, and surgeons and his name is invoked against coughs, sneezes, and dropsy.

  88. Desert Shore (feat. Mark Kozolek) – “Randy Quaid”

    for the R, but gimme an honorable mention for the Q

  89. Susie…ooh, better save this one for the next time around! How about “My Sharona”? Onto T!

  90. “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, Dylan

    aloha
    LD

  91. Suburban kid

    “Mi[uzi] Weighs A Ton” – Public Enemy

  92. H. Munster

    “Valerie” The Monkees

  93. Huh??? Is a bracketed reference to a rifle following two letters the beginning of a person’s name?

  94. Suburban kid

    “Miuzi” is a stylized rendition of “My Uzi”. Uzi is a name. The gun was named after its inventor.

  95. cherguevarra

    The Wanda, Err…. – Dion

  96. “Xavier Says” – The Magnetic Fields

  97. cherguevarra

    Ok… Wanda and Duane, Dave Alvin

  98. Suburban kid

    Ballad of John and Yoko

  99. Using “Zero & Blind Terry” for Z moves us to “A”.
    “Andy Warhol” by Bowie

  100. cliff sovinsanity

    Barbara – Fountains of Wayne

  101. Suburban kid

    Danny Says – Ramones

  102. Eloise – Sam & Dave, I believe.

  103. “Felicity” – Orange Juice

  104. H. Munster

    Also Barry Ryan.

  105. H. Munster

    “Georgianna” — The Princetons
    Local hit in Chicago in 1966

  106. Hazel by Bob Dylan

  107. H. Munster

    “Mighty Idy” –DMZ

  108. “Jeane”, the Smiths.

  109. Suburban kid

    “Karen with a C” — Buff Medways (Billy Childish)

  110. H. Munster

    “Sweet Larraine” — Country Joe and the Fish

  111. “My Name is Mud” – Primus

  112. Suburban kid

    Not far from 100 comments. Could it go to 200?

    “Nancy Whiskey” – Shane Macgowan and the Popes

  113. Hank Fan

    The Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt) – “Orion”

    (She is singing to the constellation, I believe, but it is the name of the constellation, so I think it’s a name song.)

  114. hrrundivbakshi

    Preston Jackson’s Tambourine Band and Travelling Good-Time Medicine Show — Mike Nesmith

  115. Let’s keep it to personal names, not place ones. Most likely Orion is some god, so we should be fine.

  116. cherguevarra

    Rufus Wainwright – Rashida

  117. Mogwai – “Stanley Kubrick”

  118. cherguevarra

    Replacements – Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out

  119. “Umi Says” – Mos Def

  120. ladymisskirroyale

    Valerie Loves Me – Material Issue

  121. “William, It Was Really Nothing” – The Smiths

    You’re turn, X.

  122. ladymisskirroyale

    Going out on a limb here:

    Mr. X – Ultravox

    The song is clearly about a particular person, albeit with a mysterious identify. I’m hoping he counts as Our Mr. X.

  123. Marc Ribot – “Yezriel”

  124. Ralph McTell – Zimmerman Blues

  125. cherguevarra

    Um…

    Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato

  126. cherguevarra

    Ah, cross posted!

  127. cherguevarra

    Ok…

    A.

    Annie Waits – Ben Folds

  128. hrrundivbakshi

    Bertha Butt Boogie – Jimmie Castor Bunch

  129. hrrundivbakshi

    Carlotta Lives Inside My Mind, Anymore – Love

  130. hrrundivbakshi

    I Am Doctor Who I Am – Julian Cope

  131. hrrundivbakshi

    Lady Evelyn (Whisper) – Bee Gees

  132. hrrundivbakshi

    Whoops — that should be (Whispering). B-side to “Craise Fenton Kirk”

  133. So we’re on G? How about “Georgie Girl”!

  134. “Harry Patch (In Memory Of)” by Radiohead.

  135. “Flight of Icarus” Iron Maiden
    “Jumping Jack Flash” Stones

    Ks up

    aloha
    LD

  136. Sonic Youth – “Karen Koltrane”

  137. H. Munster

    “Lucifer” — The Bob Seger System

  138. Hank Fan

    It is Orion the hunter from Greek mythology, so we are good. (I don’t think of a constellation as a “place” because the stars aren’t really grouped together in space, they only look that way from Earth.)

  139. Hank Fan

    “Maureen” – Fountains of Wayne. (Also my wife’s name.)

  140. H. Munster

    “Nathan Jones” — The Supremes

  141. cherguevarra

    Orpheus – David Sylvian

  142. H. Munster

    “Tall Paul” — Annette Funicello

  143. A bit of a stretch, but it’s also a first name:
    “San Quentin” – Johnny Cash

  144. Final Fantasy – This is the Dream of Win & Regine

  145. H. Munster

    “Sandy” — Ronnie and the Daytonas

  146. What’s With Terry – The Undertones

  147. H. Munster

    “Ursula Finally Has Tits” — The Queers

  148. Have we done “Valleri” by The Monkees?

  149. That was used long ago, yes. I’m sure we’ll find another V song.

  150. That was already used. We’ll allow a skip of Q this time, but not the next time through. Consider this STRIKE 1.

    The letter X is already out of play. It’s only a bonus when someone scores an X name.

    We’ll see if we can get through this round’s need for a Z name, otherwise, we’ll take a pass on Z and consider it STRIKE 2. I’m pretty sure I’ve got a Z name song, if we’re stuck.

  151. Here’s a new V entry: “Who Shot Liberty Valance.”

    Onto W!

  152. trigmogigmo

    “Wendy Time” — The Cure

  153. Suburban kid

    “Yankee Doodle” – Bo Diddley

  154. Suburban kid

    “Zindy Lou” – The Chimes

  155. Arthur by The Kinks

  156. Suburban kid

    Barbara Ann

  157. Charlie Cake Park – The Mekons

  158. Suburban kid

    Denis – Blondie

  159. H. Munster

    “Evil Edna” — The Bob Seger System

  160. mockcarr

    Faith – George Michael. If I think of it as a girl’s name, it becomes a better song somehow.

  161. Suburban kid

    Fernando – ABBA

  162. H. Munster

    “Auntie Grizelda” — The Monkees

  163. Suburban kid

    Heidi’s Head – Kleenex

  164. H. Munster

    “Sexy Ida” — Ike and Tina Turner
    We had Idy before. Ida is a different

  165. It’s going to be tough to find an available I name! I’m stuck at the moment.

  166. Suburban kid

    On the other hand, J is a cakewalk.

    “Days of Jack and Jill” – Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby

  167. H. Munster

    “Kelly” — Del Shannon

  168. Suburban kid

    “Lester Sands (Drop in the Ocean)” – Buzzcocks

  169. OH NO, SUBURBAN KID JUMPED THE GUN BEFORE WE IDENTIFIED AN I SONG! THAT’S ALMOST STRIKE 2! I will quickly fill in the gap with an obvious I name song that we have not used: “Poison Ivy.”

  170. Suburban kid

    Did not!

    (look up)

  171. Shoot, H. Munster’s entry must have been posted a second before I hit send. So sorry! No strike 2. No foul tip. Not even a check swing. I’m sending myself to the penalty box for 2 minutes. We can use Poison Ivy next time around. Thanks!

  172. Correct, totally different name! Sorry I didn’t see this entry initially. Thanks.

  173. “Mean Mr. Mustard” Beatles

    aloha
    LD

  174. trigmogigmo

    “Neal and Jack and Me” — King Crimson!

  175. hrrundivbakshi

    O’Brian Rides Out – Pure Prairie League

  176. Suburban kid

    Dear Prudence

  177. hrrundivbakshi

    Quincy, Let the Dog Out – Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

  178. trigmogigmo

    I belive that “Quiche Lorraine” by the B-52’s counts for Q…, as it appears to be a proper name.

    “But at the end of my thirty foot leash
    Is my little friend Quiche”

  179. cliff sovinsanity

    Little Ramona – BR5-49

  180. Suburban kid

    Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down – Maddox Brothers and Rose

  181. hrrundivbakshi

    Trixie Kicks – Shadows of Knight

  182. trigmogigmo

    “Uba’s House of Fashions” — Stan Ridgway

  183. Damn! Every time I tune in I get a difficult letter. It’s like getting the Old Maid every time.

    Ummmm…..”Uma” – OOIOO, which is an offshoot of The Boredoms. Trust me.

  184. Curse you Trig! Okay, I’ll go with Bjork – “Venus As A Boy”, and next time U comes up we can skip.

  185. Camera Obscura – “William’s Heart”

  186. hrrundivbakshi

    Humble Xerxes – Harold Budd

  187. trigmogigmo

    Hey, that was on my car stereo the other day!

  188. Mellow Yellow, which is what they call him, for the Y!

  189. Hank Fan

    Zelda – Pete Townshend

  190. “Athena” – Pete Townshend

    aloha
    LD

  191. cherguevarra

    I’m Sorry (but so is Brenda Lee) – Ben Vaughn

  192. hrrundivbakshi

    Cindy C – Prince

  193. hrrundivbakshi

    Don’t F*ck With the Dread Dormammu – David Lee Roth

  194. cherguevarra

    E.R.N.I.E. – Madness

  195. “Frank and Jesse James” – WZevon

    aloha
    LD

  196. “Gloria” U2

    aloha
    LD

  197. cherguevarra

    Howard Johnson’s Got His Hojo Working – NRBQ

  198. H. Munster

    “Hambone” — Bill Haley and the Comets

  199. H. Munster

    Your post wasn’t visible when I posted, cherguevarra. Let’s count Howard Johnson for J.

  200. So where does that leave us? I?

    “Ivan Meets G.I. Joe” – the Clash

    Pity if the J is already taken

    aloha
    LD

  201. “Kim” Eminem
    “Linda” Jan & Dean
    “My Michelle” G&R
    “Little St. Nick” Beach Boys
    “Baba O’Riley” the Who
    “Peter Pumpkinhead” – XTC
    “Little Queenie” Chuck
    “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” Zevon

    All Hail the Mighty Powers of Rolling Rock. I swear upon all that is Town Hall Holy that once I got “Kim” the rest flowed in less than a minute.

    And I’m spent. “S”

    aloha
    LD

  202. Now, Rolling Rocks swimming about, I await in anticipatory shame of how many repeats are there

    aloha
    LD

  203. Suburban kid

    Without checking, I think Little Queenie is the only (possible) repeat, and Q is optional anyway, so well done.

    Shadrach – Beastie Boys

  204. “Talulah” – The Go Betweens

  205. hrrundivbakshi

    Ursula In the Waiting Room – Martin Newell

  206. “Van Occupanther,” Midlake.

  207. Suburban kid

    “Will You Willyum” – Janis Martin

  208. H. Munster

    “Yvonne” — Marshall Crenshaw

  209. Ana Ng – They Might Be Giants

    (Unless we aren’t skipping z.)

  210. I’ll slot in the Z song I was holding: “The Mask of Zorro” (the tv theme song). Maybe that will be the end of our Z names. What names are even left, Zwol?

  211. For the letter B, how about a song I can’t stand: “Billie Jean,” by Michael Jackson.

  212. cherguevarra

    Carrie Ann – the Hollies

  213. H. Munster

    “Denise” — Randy and the Rainbows

  214. cherguevarra

    David Mead – Elodie

  215. “Faron Young” by Prefab Sprout.

  216. trigmogigmo

    “Geraldine and John” — Joe Jackson

  217. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll – Bob Dylan

  218. Irma by Peter Blegvad from…The Naked Shakespeare.

  219. BONUS POINTS for that one!

  220. “Joey,” Bob Dylan.

  221. hrrundivbakshi

    Karen Carpenter’s Corpse – The Meatmen

  222. Suburban kid

    “Lydia” – Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers

  223. “Maggie’s Farm”

  224. Suburban kid

    Young Ned of the Hill – the Pogues

  225. hrrundivbakshi

    Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow – Beach Boys

  226. trigmogigmo

    “Oz is Ever Floating” — Oysterhead

  227. Suburban kid

    Pee-Wee’s Dance – Joeski Love

  228. Flying Lotus – “Roberta Flack”

  229. Suburban kid

    “Telegram Sam” – T Rex

  230. trigmogigmo

    “Teclo” — PJ Harvey

  231. hrrundivbakshi

    “Dance, Ulrich, Dance (ya ya)” – Ian Dury

  232. Suburban kid

    Venus – Bananarama

  233. I feel terrible for saying this, but “Wendy Clear” by Blink-182 (don’t judge me, I have a friend who likes them).

  234. “X-Offender” – Blondie

    Okay, I’m scraping bottom on these tough letters.

  235. hrrundivbakshi

    “Yasmin, Te Quiero” – Ry Cooder

  236. “Zebediah” – Luke Slater

  237. hrrundivbakshi

    “We’re Tired Of Waiting for You, Albert” – Monkees (well, the Dolenz/Jones variant)

  238. hrrundivbakshi

    “By-Tor & the Snow Dog” – Rush

  239. hrrundivbakshi

    “Calliope, Sweet Calliope” – The Equals

  240. hrrundivbakshi

    “Babylon Down, Dread Michael” – Black Uhuru

  241. Evangeline – Cocteau Twins

    (Unless I’m not allowed to use the same name twice – if so, sorry.)

  242. I should clarify – I mean if someone’s already used the name.

  243. “Fred Bear” Ted Nugent

    aloha
    LD

  244. cherguevarra

    Jiving Sister Fanny – Stones

  245. Tindersticks – “Kathleen”

  246. Hank Fan

    “Little Latin Lupe Lu” – The Righteous Brothers

  247. cherguevarra

    Mary Ann – Marshall Crenshaw

  248. Suburban kid

    Making Plans for Nigel – XTC

  249. H. Munster

    “Otto” — The Replacements

  250. Suburban kid

    Peter Piper – Run DMC

  251. H. Munster

    “Help Me Rhonda” — The Beachboys

  252. Suburban kid

    “No Xmas for John Quays” – The Fall

  253. “Sally Mae” -John Lee Hooker

  254. Suburban kid

    “Tom Joad” – Woody Guthrie

  255. Suburban kid

    No idea why I thought Q came after R, but I’m patting myself on the back just the same.

  256. hrrundivbakshi

    “Underpants” – Green Day

  257. Used as a name in this song, HVB?

  258. stepping in for LMKR on this endorsement: “Vanessa From Queens” – Stephen Malkmus

  259. Time to retrench. Post 201 was Fred Bear and post 202 was Jiving Sister Fanny. I think these were cross posts but then post 203 was Kathleen ,keying, I guess, off of Jiving. So we missed G, H, & I.

    But let me be part of the solution and not just part of the problem.

    G = Jean Genie by David Bowie
    H = Helen Of Troy by John Cale
    I = THe Ballad Of Ira Hayes by Peter LaFarge (or Johnny Cash or Bob Dylan)

  260. Suburban kid

    That’s some pretty conscientious posting, al.

    If I may go back to what I think should be the next one, w:

    Willie and the Hand Jive – Johnny Otis

  261. hrrundivbakshi

    Whoops — “Underpants” is not a name, is it? Coffee!

  262. Yes, grab the nearest cup of joe! That makes STRIKE 2. We’re doing a fantastic job. Let’s see if we can keep it going. Mad props to Townsman Al for working behind the scenes to correct the lineup card!

  263. I’m still considering X out of play. Anything else we get is icing on the cake. For Y, I thought of the jazz artist Yusef Lateef, who in the great tradition of jazz artists, named a song after himeself: “Yusef’s Mood”!

    Onto Z, if possible…

  264. hrrundivbakshi

    Why strike two? When did I have a strike one?

  265. hrrundivbakshi

    “Xena, Queen” – Kiss (from Gene’s sci-fi rock opera “The Elder”)

  266. hrrundivbakshi

    “Yazstremski” – Peter Holsapple

  267. Suburban kid

    No replacement for mislaid underpants?

    Uncle John’s Band – G Dead

    (if necessary and/or allowed)

  268. “We” not “I,” HVB. This is a collective effort. We had a strike earlier in the game. Don’t sweat it, man.

  269. DOUBLE-BONUS POINTS for the reference to The Elder!!!

  270. Suburban kid

    “Also Sprach Zarathustra” — various versions (2001 Space Odyssey theme)

  271. We’d already burned an Uncle name, despite chickenfrank’s protest at its admission. Only one use of each name should be allowed. I think MrHuman asked about this rule as well. Thanks.

  272. H. Munster

    “Zanz Can’t Dance” — John Fogerty
    About a pickpocket pig named Zanz who is supposed to represent Saul Zaentz, owner of Fantasy Records. Zaentz sued Fogerty and the track had to be renamed “Vanz Can’t Dance.”

  273. trigmogigmo

    “Achilles’ Last Stand” — Led Zeppelin

  274. Suburban kid

    “Buddy Holly” – Weezer

  275. Suburban kid

    It appears I’m slipping. Time to redouble my efforts then.

  276. The Postal Service – Clark Gable

  277. Suburban kid

    Domino – Roy Orbison

  278. hrrundivbakshi

    “Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy Of Arts” – Bee Gees

  279. hrrundivbakshi

    Whoops, missed the Cs already in deployment. Here’s an “E”:

    “Ekaterina” – Gorky Park

    Forget about “Dorky Park”? Here they are, rockin’ in all their glasnost/perestroika-era glory!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrSKG3TS0uE

  280. hrrundivbakshi

    “Flavius, Emperor” – Marillion

  281. The Herbaliser – “Ginger Jumps the Fence”

  282. Suburban kid

    “Ivor the Engine Driver” – The Who

  283. Skipped h, so “Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry” by Nick Cave, and for j, “John Wayne Gacy, Jr” by Sufjan Stevens.

  284. Suburban kid

    One more slip like that and I’ll remove myself from the game.

  285. Suburban kid

    “I Wish I Coud Shimmy Like My Sister Kate ” – The Beatles

  286. “Lenny” from SRV

    aloha
    LD

  287. “Molly’s Lips” – The Vaselines

  288. ladymisskirroyale

    “Natasha” – Love and Rockets

  289. “Otis” – The Durutti Column

  290. Polythene Pam by The Beatles

  291. “Richard III” by Supergrass.

  292. cherguevarra

    Tom Sawyer – Rush

  293. H. Munster

    “Tammy” — Debbie Reynolds

  294. Suburban kid

    “Utah Carol” – Marty Robbins

  295. H. Munster

    “Vladimir Goes to Havana” — The Stranglers

  296. Suburban kid

    Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns – ‘Little Chickee Wah Wah’

    (“Tell me Chickee Wah Wah what you’re gonna do…”)

  297. H. Munster

    “For Yasgur’s Farm” — Mountain

  298. H. Munster

    “Abraham Martin and John” — Dion

  299. Suburban kid

    Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream

  300. H. Munster

    “Cynthia” — Blue Rodeo

  301. Suburban kid

    Beautiful Delilah – Chuck Berry

  302. H. Munster

    “See Emily Play” — Pink Floyd

  303. Suburban kid

    “Frankie and Johnny” – Gene Vincent

  304. Ry Cooder – “Goose and Lucky”

  305. Suburban kid

    “Dirty Harry” – Fred Wesley & the J.B.s

  306. trigmogigmo

    “Isobel” — Björk

  307. H. Munster

    “Jamie” — Marvin Gaye

  308. Suburban kid

    “Stewed and Keefed” – Rollong Stones

  309. “Little Latin Lupe Lu” – Mitch Ryder

  310. Suburban kid

    Good Golly Miss Molly

    (I can’t stop)

  311. How ’bout “Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey”?

  312. The Minks – “Ophelia”

  313. The Band’s song by that name was already played. Do we have a novel O name?

  314. Small Faces – Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake

  315. cherguevarra

    Otterley – Cocteau Twins (apparently it is a surname)

  316. trigmogigmo

    “Omegaman” — The Police

    If that is not deemed a valid name, I’ve got a back-up!

  317. H. Munster

    “Pocahontas” — Neil Young

  318. Whoa! Hold on here! What about “Caroline” by Link Wray and your own “Caroline No”? How about Nancy Sing Me a Song/Nancy Whiskey, Karen Koltrane/Karen With A C, Harry Irene/Harry Patch (In Memory of)/Dirty Harry, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues/Tom Sawyer/Tom Joad, Ursula Finally Has Tits/Ursula in the Waiting Room, Days of Jack and Jill/Jack and Diane/Jumping Jack Flash, William It Was Really Nothing/William’s Heart, Frank’s Wild Years/Frank and Jesse James…. I’ll stop there.
    Strike Three.

  319. Suburban kid

    “Roxanne’s Revenge” – Roxanne Shante

  320. H. Munster

    “Suzanne” — Leonard Cohen

  321. STRIKE 3, indeed! And 2 minutes in the penalty box for me. Sorry about those oversights…well, a little sorry. I’m more sorry for coming down with the hammer in some instances and not others. I’ve got to fire a staff member or two.

  322. Suburban kid

    Ready Teddy

  323. Suburban kid

    LAST MAN BOTHERING

  324. trigmogigmo

    “Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)” — Jorge Ben

    http://vimeo.com/43315319

  325. Don McLean – Vincent

  326. And can I put in Tutti Frutti (Womp-bomp-a-lula-a-womp-bam-boom) for W if that last entry for U stands? 🙂

  327. trigmogigmo

    Well, Umbabarauma really is the character’s name!

  328. “Whomp” is not part of the character’s name, is it? We’ll get a real W.

  329. “Mr. Wilson,’ by John Cale.

    Can we get an X, Y, or Z???

  330. Suburban kid

    “Terminator X Speaks with His Hands” – Public Enemy

  331. Zebulon by Rufus Wainwright

  332. The Temptation of St. Anthony by Alkaline Trio

  333. Suburban kid

    Me and Bobby McGee

  334. trigmogigmo

    “Charlotte Anne” — Julian Cope

  335. Suburban kid

    Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley

  336. trigmogigmo

    “Erica Kane” — Urge Overkill

  337. ladymisskirroyale

    Darn it, Trig! I’ve been waiting a couple of rounds to play “Erica America” from St. Etienne!

  338. Suburban kid

    “Fables of Faubus” – Charles Mingus

  339. I’ll burn 2 G names: “Graham Greene” – John Cale.

  340. And we’ll make it a Cale exacta with Hedda Gabler.

  341. I’m tempted to say we reverse the order with your reverse twofer entry!

  342. Suburban kid

    Poison Ivy – The Coasters

  343. trigmogigmo

    My bad! 🙂

  344. trigmogigmo

    “Jeannie Needs a Shooter” — Warren Zevon
    +
    “Janey Needs a Shooter” — Bruce Springsteen

  345. Suburban kid

    “Kiara” – Bonobo

  346. “Hats Off to Larry” – Del Shannon

  347. cliff sovinsanity

    Mona – NRBQ

  348. Suburban kid

    Undertones – “There Goes Norman”

  349. H. Munster

    “Alley OooP” — The Hollywood Argyles

  350. cherguevarra

    Polly – Nirvana

  351. Suburban kid

    Mountain – “Mississippi Queen”

  352. Suburban kid

    Muddy Waters – “The Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock and Roll”

    LAST MAN STANDING

  353. H. Munster

    “Susan” — The Buckinghams

  354. cherguevarra

    “Tara” – Roxy Music

  355. “Pere Ubu’s Dance Party” – Pere Ubu

  356. Suburban kid

    “Viola Lee Blues” – Grateful Dead

  357. cherguevarra

    Wendy – Beach Boys

  358. Suburban kid

    Xanadu – Olivia Newton-John

  359. trigmogigmo

    “Yvonne’s the One” — Paul McCartney / 10cc

  360. trigmogigmo

    (oops, I see #169 took this name)

  361. cherguevarra

    Lenny Kravitz – Flowers for Zoe

  362. H. Munster

    “Evil Hearted Ada” — The Flamin’ Groovies

  363. cherguevarra

    “Bertie” – Kate Bush

  364. cherguevarra

    Candy Says – VU

    C’mon pick up the pace, yo!

    LMS LMS!!!!

  365. Amazing that stayed on the board so long!

  366. One of my favorite D-name songs, “Deborah,” by Dave Edmunds!

    Gimme an E!

  367. H. Munster

    Does “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” count? If it does we’ve got E and F.

  368. Definitely counts as a double-shot! Bonus points, too, for possibly being spurred on by the sight of Dave Edmunds’ name.

    Onto G!

  369. H. Munster

    “Lady Godiva” — Peter and Gordon

  370. Suburban kid

    “Henry Lee” – Betty James

  371. H. Munster

    “Story of Isaac” — Leonard Cohen

  372. “Get Up Jake,” an outtake (since released) from the s/t album by The Band.

  373. H. Munster

    “Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb” — Ed Byrnes and Connie Stevens

  374. Suburban kid

    “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” – Larry Williams

  375. H. Munster

    “Matthew and Son” — Cat Stevens

  376. cherguevarra

    I know, right?

  377. cherguevarra

    “Darling Nikki” – Prince

  378. I have to play cop again. In 301 Trigmogigmo corrected himself on a duplicate play and then 302 skipped to Z and merrily we rolled.

    So, insert in the proper spot “Yaphet” by Miles Davis.

  379. trigmogigmo

    I know it will creep out LMKR to mention him, but the internet machine says:

    “Something About Olivia” — John Mayer

  380. Suburban kid

    “Pablo Picasso” – Modern Lovers

  381. H. Munster

    “Running Bear” — Johnny Preston

  382. Suburban kid

    “Stephanie Says” – VU

  383. H. Munster

    “Harry Truman” — Chicago

  384. cherguevarra

    Nope, can’t come up with a U song.

  385. Arlo Guthrie – Utah Carroll

  386. Whoops! Just saw that was already used albeit not Gurthrie’s version.

  387. I don’t suppose we can count Arlo’s Ukelele Lady?

  388. If that’s what she’s known by, I don’t see why not.

  389. Wait a minute, I have a solid entry – Roy Wood’s Wizzard – Dream Of Unwin.

  390. cherguevarra

    Mrs Vandebilt – Paul McCartney & Wings

  391. Suburban kid

    “Song to Woody” – Bob Dylan

  392. cherguevarra

    “The Rebel Johnny Yuma” – Johnny Cash

  393. Suburban kid

    “To Zion” – Lauryn Hill

  394. The Replacements – Alex Chilton

  395. cherguevarra

    Oh Donna – Richie Valens

  396. H. Munster

    “Eisenhower Blues” — Elvis Costello

  397. cherguevarra

    “Freckles” – harry nilsson
    (1st lines are “freckles was his name – he always used to take the blame.)

  398. “From Hank to Hendrix” NYoung

    aloha
    LD

  399. cherguevarra

    Coincidentally, I just learned that today is the 20th anniversary of Harry’s passing.

  400. cherguevarra

    Thank the Cocteau Twins for yet another one:

    Io

  401. H. Munster

    “Jessica” — The Allman Brothers

  402. H. Munster

    “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” — The Beatles

  403. “Lyla” Oasis

    aloha
    LD

  404. H. Munster

    “Mandy” — Barry Manilow

  405. At this time I must point out that America’s “Horse With No Name” will NOT satisfy a song with an N name.

  406. misterioso

    But Abba’s “Nina, Pretty Ballerina” does.

  407. cherguevarra

    It’s Annie Oakley, by the Miniature Tigers!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ak0cF0vu2E

    Your move!

  408. The Rolling Stones – Now I’ve Got a Witness (Like Uncle Phil and Uncle Jean)

  409. H. Munster

    “Mrs. Robinson” — Simon and Garfunkel

  410. Suburban kid

    “Selina Through the Windshield” – Len Bright Combo

  411. cherguevarra

    How did that one go unused for so long? What other biggies have we missed?

  412. cherguevarra

    Thumbelina Farewell – Ron Sexsmith

  413. H. Munster

    “Ed’s Uncle Elwyn” — Barenaked Ladies

  414. Congratulations! With your entry you have pushed us past the previous record for thread with the most comments ever. You were #424. My congratulatory note is #425.

  415. Suburban kid

    Vanessa Does Favours – Buff Medways

  416. H. Munster

    “Baby Weemus” — Nino Tempo and April Stevens

  417. cherguevarra

    Diane Young – Vampire Weekend

  418. Suburban kid

    “Zimmerman Blues” by Ralph McTell

  419. I gave that one in #95. We need another Z.

  420. cherguevarra

    Maybe… I wanna drive the Zamboni by the Gear Daddies. They’re singing of the machine, of course, which is named for its inventor. So, await judgment…

  421. cherguevarra

    Also, if accepted I also will enter:

    Alice’s House – Psychedelic Furs

  422. “Bad Bad Leroy Brown”?

    aloha
    LD

  423. H. Munster

    “Corrina Corrina” — Ray Peterson

  424. cherguevarra

    Darlene – Ben Vaughn

  425. cherguevarra

    Evangeline – Los Lobos

  426. Suburban kid

    “Fred Sanford” – MC Shy D

  427. “Wendall Gee” R.E.M.

    aloha
    LD

  428. The Records – Heather & Hell

  429. cherguevarra

    Split Enz – Iris

  430. “Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive” by…

    Men. At. Work.

    sorry ’bout that one

    aloha
    LD

  431. cherguevarra

    Here is the song “Kevin’s” by Sharon Van Etten:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E_AiDcDV7Y

  432. “Bebe Le Strange” Heart

    aloha
    LD

  433. Suburban kid

    “Maggie May” – Rod Stewart

  434. cherguevarra

    There is a famous song by the Kinks that is an L song that we have not used yet!

  435. cherguevarra

    Nancy (let your hair down for me) – Prefab Sprout (one of his most treacley songs).

  436. cherguevarra

    We should figure out some kind of end game to this, involving really famous songs we’ve missed.

  437. Suburban kid

    Perhaps it should end on the next L, given that colossal omission.

  438. UPDATEIf I did it right, I have set the comments to close sometime tomorrow (1/20/14). Consider the conclusion to this Last Man Standing a race against the clock!

  439. Suburban kid

    “Olds Mo William” – Paul Peek

  440. cherguevarra

    Pamela, by Toto.

    I’ve been holding onto a new wave R song, but instead, I’m going to say:

    Ruby Tuesday.

  441. cherguevarra

    Sneaking Sally Through The Alley – Robert Palmer

  442. “Memo From Turner” Mick, Stones, whatever

    aloha
    LD

  443. Suburban kid

    “Art of Uff” – Uffie

  444. cherguevarra

    Another song called Ullyses, this one by Franz Ferdinand.

  445. cherguevarra

    Oh, double post!

  446. cherguevarra

    Vera – Pink Floyd

  447. cherguevarra

    Walter’s Theme – REM

  448. cherguevarra

    The hut of Baba Yaga – ELP

    Zebulon – Rufus Wainwright

    Let’s get this thing around to L again!

  449. cherguevarra

    Choose your “Annie” song:
    Avenging Annie by Andy Pratt
    or
    Annie get your gun by Squeeze

  450. cherguevarra

    Billy Don’t Be A Hero

  451. cherguevarra

    Charlie Brown – The Coasters

  452. cherguevarra

    Oh Dana – Big Star!

  453. cherguevarra

    Eli’s Coming

  454. cherguevarra

    Here’s “So Long Frank Lloyd Wright” by Simon and Garfunkel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf0RrF6KsI8

  455. Suburban kid

    “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” – The Legendary K.O.

  456. Suburban kid

    “Hawkins Rag” – Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers

  457. Suburban kid

    “Goodnight Irene” – The Weavers

  458. Suburban kid

    “Jezebel” – Gene Vincent

  459. cherguevarra

    And here’s another Simon and Garfunkel song, “Kathy’s Song.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q60YKfPKdjQ

    And for L, it’s LOLA! L.O.L.A. LOLA!

  460. Suburban kid

    Nice one CG, congrats and well played!

  461. cherguevarra

    M, anyone? Ha ha!

  462. cherguevarra

    You bastard!

  463. cherguevarra

    I like how we have Roxanne Roxanne and Roxanne’s Revenge, but not the Police song. Another song we’re missing is Layla! Cecilia by S&G, Bennie & the Jets, Bette Davis Eyes, Guinnevere by CSN, Rocky Racoon, Lovely Rita, Sexy Sadie, Hey Jude, Lucy in the Sky… and Julia also, Come on Eileen, Jeremy by Pearl Jam, Judy is a Punk, Angie by the Stones, Daniel and Levon by Elton John, A Boy Named Sue, Allison by Costello, Major Tom, Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz, Tom’s Diner, Sweet Caroline, Janie’s got a gun, Hey Joe, Whole Lotta Rosie…

    And probably more, we’re just warming up!

  464. You’re going to have to change your handle to Bogart! 🙂

  465. cliff sovinsanity

    Norman 3 – Teenage Fanclub

  466. cherguevarra

    Sorry! I thought this thread was ending, only reason I did that.

  467. cherguevarra

    Ok – another Prefab Sprout song – Michael

  468. cherguevarra

    Nathan Le Franeer – Joni Mitchell

    Hey, if it’s still on, it’s still on…

  469. No problem! I’m teasing. I honestly don’t care if this thread goes on forever, but I tried to set it so that comments would eventually close. I can simply close them manually, but the “race against the clock” aspect seems worth keeping in play. Play on. If the comments don’t close in a day or so, I’ll close them manually. Moving forward, I might set all Last Man Standings to end after 2 weeks, just so we can better gauge what we’re really made of. Thanks.

 
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