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Musical Artists with Food in their Name

Sloth Nov 16, 2008 08:40 AM

Since the "songs referencing food" thread has hit a wall, let's think about artists with food/ingredients in their name.

I'll start with 10 from a quick scan of my record collection

Smashing Pumpkins
Marc Almond
Moldy Peaches
Death by Chocolate
Screaming Broccoli
Ultimate Spinach
Red Hot Chili Peppers
the Jam
Huevos Rancheros

Okay, some obscure ones in there, but you get the idea. Tell me yours.

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  1. LindaWhit RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2008 08:52 AM

    These are not ALL in my music collection, but the few I immediately thought of were:

    The Cranberries
    Ice T ;-)
    Fiona Apple
    Black Eyed Peas
    Squirrel Nut Zippers
    The Honeydrippers

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      fern RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2008 09:00 AM


      Blue Oyster Cult

      Cherry Poppin' Daddies

      Amy Winehouse

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      1. re: fern
        fern RE: fern Nov 16, 2008 11:37 AM

        Pearl Jam!

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        MrsT RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2008 11:36 AM

        Wild Cherry
        Hot Chocolate
        Peaches & Herb
        Humble Pie
        Hot Tuna
        Strawberry Alarm Clock
        A Taste of Honey

        1. Boudleaux RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2008 12:17 PM

          Leftover Salmon
          Bad Livers
          Phish (LOL!)

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          1. re: Boudleaux
            fern RE: Boudleaux Nov 16, 2008 12:27 PM

            Well, if Phish flies, how about KORN and Eminem?

          2. im_nomad RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2008 12:54 PM

            Gin Blossoms
            April Wine
            Hot Chip
            Vinegar Joe
            Grapes of Wrath
            Sugar Ray
            Meat Puppets

            1. phee RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2008 02:19 PM

              Jello Biafra.

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              1. re: phee
                Sloth RE: phee Nov 16, 2008 02:46 PM

                Which makes me think of Green Jello who had to change their name to Green Jelly due to trademark infringement.

                Thank you all. I actually own music by everyone mentioned so far and am coming up with a set that is bound to confuse the neighbors. Maybe I should have come clean at the start, but I DJ as a hobby and always play a theme set. Usually, people "get it" by the 4th or 5th song. I'm hoping that this one will keep people wondering for awhile.

                Some additions
                Lemon Pipers
                Tangerine Dream
                Vanilla Fudge
                1910 Fruitgum Co.
                Electric Prunes
                Apples in Stereo
                Chocolate Watchband
                Jellyroll Morton
                Mickey & the Milkshakes
                Eve's Plum
                Moby Grape
                Neutral Milk Hotel
                Blind Melon
                Blind Lemon Pie (fictional, but its from the Rutles, so it kinda counts)

                Keep 'em coming!

                1. re: Sloth
                  Boudleaux RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2008 03:14 PM

                  Stringbean. :)

                  1. re: Boudleaux
                    Kholvaitar RE: Boudleaux Feb 23, 2013 05:33 AM

                    He was sure fun to watch (and listen to)...

              2. im_nomad RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2008 03:47 PM

                Veruca Salt !
                Salt n' Pepper

                edit: p.s. does Noodle from the Gorillaz count?

                and also Juice Newton

                1. tatamagouche RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2008 05:10 PM

                  Besides Cake, there's also The Sea & Cake...


                  1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2008 09:12 PM

                    Some that haven't been mentioned yet:

                    Angel In Heavy Syrup (all-girl Japanese guitar-noise band; admittedly not an actual food, but clearly food-inspired)
                    The Apple Pie Motherhood Band (minor figures of the late '60s Boston scene best known for their single "Gypsy")
                    The Applejacks (third-string British Invasion act, first band to record Ray Davies' "I Go To Sleep")
                    Beaujolais (new solo project from a guy formerly in Wolfie and The Like Young)
                    Beef Terminal (Canadian post-rock tangentially related to Broken Social Scene)
                    Big Star (tangential: named for a Memphis-based supermarket chain)
                    Black Eyed Peas (mostly awful contemporary pop band, though I do like their single "Shut Up")
                    Blancmange (UK synth-pop duo best remembered for their fantastic 1982 single "Living on the Ceiling")
                    The Bran Flakes (New Jersey noise-pop act tangentially related to my friend R. Stevie Moore)
                    T-Bone Burnett (minor alt-country legend, these days best known for the soundtrack to O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU)
                    The Cake (not the '90s group Cake, but a '60s girl group)
                    The Cakekitchen (one of my beloved New Zealand bands)
                    The California Oranges (current indie pop act with roots in the '90s band Holiday Flyer)
                    Candypants (short-lived but awesome LA power pop act)
                    Chicharones (Canadian hip-hop duo best known for their single "Pork Rind Disco")
                    Cinnamon (Swedish '90s act quite similar to the Cardigans)
                    The Close Lobsters (fantastic but sadly little-remembered Scottish band from the late 80s UK scene retroactively called C86)
                    Cloudberry Jam (another Swedish group from the '90s, quite loungy and cool)
                    The Cookies (early '60s girl group)
                    Dolly Mixture (early 80s Scottish indie kids named after a local confection)
                    The Donuts (Philly indie rockers led by a guy I know)
                    Fantastic Everlasting Gobstopper (UK indie act named after...well, you know)
                    The Fatback Band (70s instrumental funk)
                    Flying Burrito Brothers (the band Gram Parsons formed after he left the Byrds)
                    Grab Grab The Haddock (the band the rest of the Marine Girls formed after Tracey Thorn left for Everything But the Girl)
                    Grapefruit (late '60s UK act best remembered for the single "Dear Delilah")
                    Half Man Half Biscuit (maybe my favorite band ever)
                    Amy Honey (Canadian alt-folk singer-songwriter)
                    Jupiter Apple (great contemporary Brazilian psych artist)
                    Kid Creole and the Coconuts (great 80s dance band)
                    Lambchop (fantastic chamber pop act from Nashville, featuring one of my favorite contemporary singers)
                    Lemon Kittens (experimental UK post-punk act featuring singer Danielle Dax, who later went solo)
                    The Marshmallow Coast (offshoot of the Olivia Tremor Control)
                    Martha and the Muffins (great Toronto act best remembered for "Echo Beach," one of the all-time greatest new wave singles)
                    Mary's Danish (late '80s LA college rockers remembered for the singles "Don't Crash the Car Tonight" and "Julie's Blanket" -- they were a GREAT live band)
                    The Mighty Lemon Drops (another C86 band)
                    The Mutton Birds (another one of my beloved New Zealand bands)
                    The Noisettes (current UK indie band with a great bilingual pun of a name)
                    The Orange (another one of my beloved New Zealand bands)
                    Orange Cake Mix (one-man-band indie bedroom pop)
                    Orange Juice (one of the most influential UK bands of the early 80s, best remembered for the great single "Felicity")
                    The Orange Peels (their debut album SQUARE is among my favorite albums of the 1990s)
                    Outrageous Cherry (eclectic Detroit indie rock band who regularly reinvent their sound)
                    Papas Fritas (Boston indie trio of the 90s best remembered for the singles "Hey Hey You Say" and "Way You Walk")
                    Peaches (gender-bending Montreal electro-rock diva best known for the amazing single "**** The Pain Away")
                    Peanut Butter Wolf (one of my favorite DJs)
                    The Peppermint Rainbow (60s one-hit wonders -- the great "Will You Be Staying After Sunday")
                    The Pipettes (another current UK indie act with another bilingual pun)
                    Red Snapper (UK electronica duo)
                    Spearmint (Scottish indie act)
                    Syrup USA (dream pop act led by ex-Swirlies singer)
                    Mayo Thompson (leader of long-running Texas freaks the Red Krayola whose solo album CORKY'S DEBT TO HIS FATHER is a particular fave)
                    The Vejtables (San Francisco folk-rockers circa 1965)
                    The Virgin Prunes (artsy Irish cross-dressers including the brother of U2's guitarist)
                    Wheat (Boston indie rockers)

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                    1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
                      dolores RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Nov 17, 2008 04:49 AM

                      Seconding one of my favorite musicians since I began to listen to music:


                      As in Meatloaf.

                      As in Marvin Lee Aday.

                      1. re: dolores
                        Bob W RE: dolores Nov 17, 2008 08:24 AM

                        Or, as the NY Times once memorably called him, in deference to their style guide, Mr. Loaf. (he spells it as two words)

                      2. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
                        alkapal RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jan 25, 2009 11:07 AM

                        barmy, a tour de force!

                      3. Bob W RE: Sloth Nov 17, 2008 08:18 AM

                        Tommy Roe!

                        Also, I have to mention Boston's beloved Nervous Eaters. Their one and only album -- I have a promo copy -- features a complete set of teethmarks.

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                          mwhitmore RE: Bob W Feb 28, 2013 08:40 AM


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                            Bob W RE: mwhitmore Feb 28, 2013 08:47 AM


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                          roro1831 RE: Sloth Nov 17, 2008 09:05 AM

                          Jimmy's Chicken Shack

                          Vanilla Ice
                          Country Joe and the Fish
                          Chuck Berry
                          Buck Cherry
                          Wild Cherry
                          the Eels

                          Eddie Rabbit
                          Rosemary Clooney
                          iggy Pop
                          Johnny Mars (candy bar)
                          Bad Brains

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                            roro1831 RE: roro1831 Nov 17, 2008 09:28 AM

                            Eagle Eye Cherry and his sister Neneh Cherry
                            Bowling for Soup
                            Soup Dragons

                            1. re: roro1831
                              BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: roro1831 Nov 17, 2008 09:43 AM

                              Don't forget their dad, free jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. Or, for that matter, funk bassist Busta "Cherry" Jones, who worked with Parliament, Talking Heads and the Gang of Four.

                              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
                                tatamagouche RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Nov 17, 2008 04:37 PM

                                I had a massive girl crush on Neneh Cherry back in college.


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                            roro1831 RE: Sloth Nov 18, 2008 04:58 AM

                            Trout Fishing in America
                            Reel Big Fish
                            The Raspberries

                            1. chef chicklet RE: Sloth Nov 18, 2008 06:33 AM

                              Country Joe and the Fish
                              ..... oops just saw that someone else noted them, and realize that I just dated myself for no good reason.

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                              1. re: chef chicklet
                                LabRat RE: chef chicklet Nov 18, 2008 10:29 AM

                                The Tea Party

                                1. re: LabRat
                                  roro1831 RE: LabRat Nov 21, 2008 08:23 AM

                                  The Gourds

                              2. im_nomad RE: Sloth Nov 22, 2008 08:21 AM

                                discovered another one today while patrolling the music blogs: "The Oranges Band" (the song is When Your Mask is Your Revealing Feature.

                                1. cuccubear RE: Sloth Jan 2, 2009 08:03 AM

                                  Just to name a few...

                                  Strawberry Switchblade
                                  Wild Seeds
                                  Blind Lemon Jefferson

                                  1. cassoulady RE: Sloth Jan 2, 2009 08:39 AM

                                    cibo matto

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                                      joschus RE: Sloth Jan 4, 2009 12:02 PM

                                      On a classical note, let's remember the very famous Italian opera composer Rossini and his very tasty tournedos Rossini!

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                                        Leonardo RE: joschus Jan 25, 2009 11:21 AM

                                        The Seeds
                                        Jellyroll Morton
                                        Opera singers of 100 years ago:
                                        Nelly Melba - where they got Melba Toast
                                        and Luisa Tetrazzini - as in "Chicken"

                                        1. re: Leonardo
                                          alkapal RE: Leonardo Jan 25, 2009 12:42 PM

                                          she inspired peach melba, too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peach_Melba

                                          oh, look, a wiki about foods named after people! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...

                                          1. re: alkapal
                                            billieboy RE: alkapal Jan 25, 2009 02:11 PM

                                            WOW!! that is a long list. I had no idea. Very interesting.
                                            I can now show off how much I know about food :) :) :)

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                                              LindaWhit RE: alkapal Jan 25, 2009 02:30 PM

                                              Oh great. Thanks alkapal. Yet *MORE* trivia to get stuck in my brain. ;-)

                                        2. CoryKatherine RE: Sloth Jan 25, 2009 11:22 AM

                                          Iron and Wine, Lemon Jelly, Olive

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                                          1. re: CoryKatherine
                                            billieboy RE: CoryKatherine Jan 25, 2009 12:38 PM

                                            Joe Bananas and the Bunch (Music with a peel)

                                          2. OCAnn RE: Sloth Jan 25, 2009 04:33 PM

                                            The Beatles; some countries eat them....

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                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: OCAnn Jan 25, 2009 05:54 PM

                                              a-ha. well in that case...Papa Roach, The Grasshoppers & Adam Ant should all count as well. and i guess then we could also include any artists or groups whose names include any variation of Dog, Cat, Horse, Kangaroo, Squirrel...


                                              i'm pretty sure all the ones i came up with were already mentioned, except two - Lime Credo (indie rock band out of Atlanta back in the early 90's that never really blew up), and God Street Wine.

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                                                ttoommyy RE: OCAnn Nov 15, 2011 06:38 AM

                                                "The Beatles; some countries eat them...."

                                                But that would be "beetles." :)

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                                                  eclecticsynergy RE: ttoommyy Oct 21, 2012 10:29 AM

                                                  And they were, in fact, renamed after being the Silver Beetles...

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                                                phantomdoc RE: Sloth Jan 25, 2009 04:40 PM

                                                Peaches and Herb...Oh saw they already mentioned
                                                I did sound for a LI band in the '70s called MUSHROOM.
                                                Sanford and son tv show had Blind Mellow Jelly
                                                T-Bone Walker.

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                                                1. re: phantomdoc
                                                  im_nomad RE: phantomdoc Jan 25, 2009 04:47 PM

                                                  There are a current duo called "Infected Mushroom" ....although that doesn't sound particularly appetizing :)

                                                  I'm particularly fond of "Forgive Me" off their album "Vicious Delicious"

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                                                    alkapal RE: im_nomad Jan 25, 2009 04:57 PM

                                                    infected mushroom....related to infected corn? http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/...

                                                    1. re: alkapal
                                                      im_nomad RE: alkapal Jan 25, 2009 05:23 PM

                                                      lol, love those. i'm particularly fond of the Beggin' Strips and the Prison Wine entries.....Steve needs to make more "Don't eat it"s....those are funny as hell.

                                                2. Tripeler RE: Sloth Nov 13, 2011 01:20 AM

                                                  Gefilte Joe and the Fish

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                                                  1. re: Tripeler
                                                    Sloth RE: Tripeler Nov 13, 2011 08:06 AM

                                                    Since you've resurrected this thread and mentioned Gefilte fish, enjoy the Noshville Katz

                                                    1. re: Sloth
                                                      Tripeler RE: Sloth Nov 13, 2011 05:02 PM

                                                      Gosh, thanks!

                                                  2. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 13, 2011 08:33 PM

                                                    Did anyone mention Blind Melon?


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                                                      Fydeaux RE: Sloth Nov 14, 2011 07:59 PM

                                                      Fats Waller. If he counts, so would Fats Navarro.

                                                      Technically, Jimmies [as in sprinkles] are food, but including every artist named Jimmy would make this list endless.

                                                      Pete "Coke" Escovado?


                                                      Blind Melon Chitlin [for all you Cheech & Chong fans]

                                                      Porky Cohen [a trombone player with Roomful Of Blues]

                                                      Jimmy Buffet [Yeah, I know it's Buffett, but I couldnt help myself]

                                                      Did anyone mention Moby Grape?

                                                      Art Pepper

                                                      Etta James & The Peaches

                                                      Pepper Adams

                                                      Candi Staton

                                                      Charlie "Yardbird" Parker

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                                                        Fydeaux RE: Fydeaux Nov 15, 2011 06:10 AM

                                                        Ten hours later, I just realized I neglected to mention The Electric Prunes.

                                                        I would think that The Lovin' Spoonful would get honorary inclusion on this list.

                                                        Then there's Coco Robicheaux. And Long John Hunter.

                                                        1. re: Fydeaux
                                                          Veggo RE: Fydeaux Nov 15, 2011 07:09 AM

                                                          The meaning behind The Lovin' spoonful wasn't food related. A little more x-rated. Hint: same as 10 CC.

                                                          An Oldie from the 60's has escaped mention, an instrumental that gets stuck in your head, and was used in Alka Seltzer commercials: No matter what shape ( your stomach's in), by the T-Bones.

                                                          1. re: Veggo
                                                            Fydeaux RE: Veggo Nov 15, 2011 08:22 AM

                                                            Yeah, I know, but I doubt that most people know, so I threw it out there anyway.

                                                            Good call with The T-Bones.

                                                            1. re: Veggo
                                                              Bill Hunt RE: Veggo Nov 15, 2011 08:05 PM

                                                              Ah, that brings up T-bone Burnett too.


                                                            2. re: Fydeaux
                                                              Bill Hunt RE: Fydeaux Nov 15, 2011 08:08 PM

                                                              Wow, I figured that I was the only person here, old enough to remember the Electric Prunes, though I have to admit, that at my age, I never thought of them.


                                                              1. re: Bill Hunt
                                                                Fydeaux RE: Bill Hunt Nov 16, 2011 05:56 AM

                                                                "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" is the only song of their's that I actually remember, but I do recall that they recorded an art-rock attempt at a Mass, and a version of Kol Nidre (!).

                                                                As for age, we are only as old as our hair, just a little bit older than our teeth.

                                                          2. ttoommyy RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 06:26 AM

                                                            The Strawbs


                                                            The Righteous Apples (group in a PBS series that starred Elizabeth (E G) Daily)

                                                            Peter Lemongello :)

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                                                              wyogal RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 06:31 AM

                                                              Ludwig van Beethoven (beet garden.... borscht) .... purportedly said to his cook, if you tell a lie, you do not have a good heart, and if you do not have a good heart, you cannot make good soup.

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                                                                Axlsgoddess RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 10:37 AM

                                                                Guns n Roses!

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                                                                  Bill Hunt RE: Axlsgoddess Nov 15, 2011 08:16 PM



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                                                                    Fydeaux RE: Bill Hunt Nov 16, 2011 05:59 AM

                                                                    That was my first thought, and we neednt consider what 'eating a gun' is all about. So I hope what Ms Goddess is referring to is that rose petals are used as an ingredient in some Asian cuisines.

                                                                    1. re: Fydeaux
                                                                      Axlsgoddess RE: Fydeaux Dec 20, 2011 06:13 PM

                                                                      Yes! Rose petals and rose water etc

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                                                                  Axlsgoddess RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 10:58 AM

                                                                  Heart, Mother Love Bones, The Honey Drippers, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Buffalo, Blue Oyster Cult and The Spice Girls

                                                                  1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 08:07 PM

                                                                    How about Tangerine Dream?


                                                                    1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 08:09 PM

                                                                      Hot Chocolate, and especially when produced by Allen Toussaint.


                                                                      1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 08:10 PM

                                                                        What about the New Orleans band, La Roux (a darkened gravy)


                                                                        1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 08:11 PM

                                                                          Has anyone mentioned Strawberry Alarm Clock?

                                                                          What about Marmalade?

                                                                          Gotta 'be more.


                                                                          Oops - already been named. Sorry.

                                                                          1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 08:12 PM

                                                                            OK, David Gates and Bread.


                                                                            1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 08:13 PM

                                                                              Here is a DOUBLE: Captain Beefheart, and his Trout Mask Replica album!


                                                                              1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 08:14 PM

                                                                                OK, this is a real stretch, but as 'possum (opossum to many) is a fine dish in the Deep South, let's go with Deweezil Zappa for 300!


                                                                                1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 08:17 PM

                                                                                  Two, that are close in name, but totally different in music:

                                                                                  Makin' Bacon
                                                                                  Big Pig (total percussion band)


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                                                                                    Fydeaux RE: Bill Hunt Nov 16, 2011 06:01 AM

                                                                                    Which brought to mind Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs.

                                                                                    Bill, you must have had ground glass & gunpowder for dinner last night! You're on fire!

                                                                                    1. re: Fydeaux
                                                                                      TongoRad RE: Fydeaux Nov 16, 2011 06:16 AM

                                                                                      Una mas cerveza!!!

                                                                                      While we're on that theme, how 'bout Joe King Carrasco y las Coronas?
                                                                                      (okok- stretching it to the breaking point there as the band name is really the Crowns, not the brand of beer, but I just had to do it...)

                                                                                      1. re: Fydeaux
                                                                                        Bill Hunt RE: Fydeaux Nov 16, 2011 05:08 PM

                                                                                        Now, you have come up with a group that is totally unknown to me, and I thought I had a fair handle on most musical genres and the bands.

                                                                                        As for last night, well I had missed this thread, when it originated, and HAD declared Wine-Thirty already. No sooner would I post, than another would jump from the dusty reaches of my mind. It just happened, but I think that I have emptied that mental vault.


                                                                                    2. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 08:19 PM

                                                                                      Another double:

                                                                                      Vanilla Fudge


                                                                                      1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 15, 2011 08:20 PM

                                                                                        Since this thread is from 2008, it has probably been mentioned, but the Gin Blossoms, sort of fit.


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                                                                                          Maximilien RE: Sloth Nov 16, 2011 06:24 AM

                                                                                          DJ Food (http://ninjatune.net/artist/dj-food
                                                                                          )Senior Coconut (http://www.senor-coconut.com/)

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                                                                                            SteveRB RE: Maximilien Nov 16, 2011 03:33 PM

                                                                                            Fish. He had a number one song in the UK in 1985 (Kayleigh) when he was singer of Marillion.

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                                                                                            smartie RE: Sloth Nov 17, 2011 05:34 AM

                                                                                            Anyone mention Pearl Jam?

                                                                                            For the funniest song using fish as puns check out Kip Adotta (google for it on Youtube) singing Wet Dream.

                                                                                            There was a British band in the 70's called Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers.

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                                                                                              ttoommyy RE: smartie Nov 17, 2011 05:44 AM

                                                                                              Yes, Pearl Jam was mentioned up above.

                                                                                              FYI to those posting repeats: all you have to do is hit control + F on a PC and the "find" function pops up (I think it is command/apple + F on a Mac). Type something in there and it will find occurrences of that word or phrase on the page.

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                                                                                                smartie RE: ttoommyy Nov 17, 2011 05:45 AM

                                                                                                oops sorry

                                                                                                anyway there is Darrell Hall and John Oates.

                                                                                              2. re: smartie
                                                                                                Bill Hunt RE: smartie Nov 17, 2011 05:48 PM

                                                                                                There was also a US band, of a later circa, The Red Hot Chili Peppers. They were one of the first big-time bands, to feature tattoos in a big way.


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                                                                                                Fydeaux RE: Sloth Nov 18, 2011 05:25 AM

                                                                                                Your mention of Marc Almond suddenly reminded me that there was also a Mark/Almond, formed by two guys who played with John Mayall on his Turning Point album.

                                                                                                This then reminded me that an early incarnation of The Allman Brothers was call Allman Joys.

                                                                                                Then (for no coherent reason) it occurred to me that no one had yet mentioned Cookie & The Cupcakes.

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                                                                                                  Bill Hunt RE: Fydeaux Nov 23, 2011 08:15 PM

                                                                                                  Actually, we had all met at CH dinner, and decided to NOT mention Cookie and the Cupcakes...

                                                                                                  However, as you mentioned John Mayall, from his Bluesbreaker days, we will let the reference slide, but ONLY this time.

                                                                                                  Of course, the Allman Bros., made up for the "almond" incident, when they recorded "Eat a Peach," so they get a pass too.


                                                                                                  PS - Now, if you change your screen name to "Feydeaux-deaux," then all will be forgiven... [Insert a great big grin here.]

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                                                                                                    Fydeaux RE: Bill Hunt Nov 28, 2011 06:11 AM


                                                                                                    I will reserve 'Feydeaux-Deaux" for postings on the New Orleans board.

                                                                                                    [RE John Mayall: I have been involved for some time in a project to transfer all my vinyl to CD, a massive undertaking. When I got done with the Mayall stuff, 7 LPs worth, my first thought was, "What WAS I thinking?!" Most of the albums I bought in the 60s & 70s I still enjoy, but of these, only Jazz Blues Fusion was listenable! Ans as much as Mayall left me scratching my head, other white blues bands of the day (Canned Heat, for example) still play fairly well!]

                                                                                                    And I guess my invite to the CH dinner where Cookie was dicussed got lost in the email or something....

                                                                                                    While I'm thinking about it, Bo Diddley used to have a girl singer performing with him named Cookie Vee.

                                                                                                    1. re: Fydeaux
                                                                                                      Bill Hunt RE: Fydeaux Oct 24, 2012 09:01 PM

                                                                                                      Yes, some of the Mayall material was great, but then... there were other cuts, but that is to be expected, like Long John Baldry.

                                                                                                      BTW - certainly, I mentioned Captain Beefheart and "Trout Mask Replica?"


                                                                                                2. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 23, 2011 08:20 PM

                                                                                                  Then, there is "Baked and Burnt," by Mama's Gravy.


                                                                                                  1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 23, 2011 08:21 PM

                                                                                                    Somehow, I think that I mentioned Tangerine Dream, but might have missed them. Their best material was the soundtrack for the movie "Thief."


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                                                                                                    1. re: Bill Hunt
                                                                                                      eclecticsynergy RE: Bill Hunt Oct 21, 2012 10:34 AM

                                                                                                      I loved that soundtrack. Still have it somewhere on vinyl.

                                                                                                    2. Chinon00 RE: Sloth Nov 23, 2011 08:27 PM

                                                                                                      Hot Chip

                                                                                                      1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 23, 2011 08:27 PM

                                                                                                        OK, here is one from the deep, dark past - Pot Liquor, who did the best rendition of "Morning Dew," with the possible exception of "The Damnation of Adam Blessing," from the same circa.

                                                                                                        For those, who do not know, "pot liquor" is the juice from cooking collard greens, kale, and similar, and in some circles, referred to as "collard liquor". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collard_...


                                                                                                        1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Nov 23, 2011 08:29 PM

                                                                                                          Of course, there is Fishbone. Others have mentioned Country Joe, but cannot recall this one.


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                                                                                                            Fydeaux RE: Bill Hunt Nov 28, 2011 06:14 AM

                                                                                                            I'm confused: are you saying you dont recall Country Joe & The Fish?

                                                                                                            "GIMME AN F!"

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                                                                                                              Bill Hunt RE: Fydeaux Oct 24, 2012 09:03 PM

                                                                                                              "What are we fighting for... ?" Yes, that I knew, but now, almost a year later, cannot find what I was referring to, regarding my comment, "Others have mentioned Country Joe, but cannot recall this one." Oh well, guess that I am as confused now, as I was back then.


                                                                                                          2. Firegoat RE: Sloth Dec 15, 2011 06:24 AM

                                                                                                            The Dead Milkmen

                                                                                                            1. Motosport RE: Sloth Dec 15, 2011 10:08 AM

                                                                                                              I'm a 60's guy:
                                                                                                              Electric Prunes
                                                                                                              Strawberry Alarm Clock

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                                                                                                                ttoommyy RE: Motosport Dec 21, 2011 06:18 AM

                                                                                                                Both have been mentioned, in fact 3 times each. But with those brilliant names I guess they are worth mentioning a 4th time. :)

                                                                                                              2. brandywiner RE: Sloth Dec 22, 2011 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                All these entries, and no one gives honor to that All-American food, the hot dog???

                                                                                                                As in,

                                                                                                                Frank Sinatra
                                                                                                                Frank Black
                                                                                                                Frank Zappa

                                                                                                                1. brandywiner RE: Sloth Dec 22, 2011 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                  And then there was the early 70s synthesizer hit, "Popcorn" by Hot Butter!

                                                                                                                  1. brandywiner RE: Sloth Dec 22, 2011 09:52 AM

                                                                                                                    And a terrific alt-country/Americana/whatever band from Boston:

                                                                                                                    The Swinging Steaks (sometimes just called the Steaks)

                                                                                                                    (Actually, I now have reason to be grateful for the thread: it inspired me to check their website, where I found and downloaded a newly-released live album from their early 90s heyday!)

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                                                                                                                      LindaWhit RE: brandywiner Dec 22, 2011 10:10 AM

                                                                                                                      DAMN......totally forgot about the Steaks! Good one, brandywiner! Haven't seen them in a long time.

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                                                                                                                        brandywiner RE: LindaWhit Dec 22, 2011 12:24 PM

                                                                                                                        And, thinking of alt-country bands with a Boston connection, here's another favorite:

                                                                                                                        The Blood Oranges

                                                                                                                        (Apparently, there's now a UK band using the same name.)

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                                                                                                                          Tonality666 RE: LindaWhit Feb 1, 2012 11:23 AM

                                                                                                                          The Steaks will be playing Johnny D's in Davis Sq on March 3!

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                                                                                                                            LindaWhit RE: Tonality666 Feb 1, 2012 05:11 PM

                                                                                                                            And that's exactly where I used to see them! AND the date they're playing is a Saturday. Hmmm....perhaps the boyz behind the bar might see a former regular that night - thanks Tonality!

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                                                                                                                        Taveli RE: Sloth Jan 28, 2012 09:33 AM

                                                                                                                        How 'bout Linda McCartney with Paul in . . . Wings!

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                                                                                                                          Tonality666 RE: Sloth Feb 1, 2012 11:16 AM

                                                                                                                          Butterbeans and Susie, a sometimes bawdy vaudeville act whose repertoire included "I Want a Hotdog for My Roll."

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                                                                                                                            RCC RE: Sloth Feb 1, 2012 11:47 AM

                                                                                                                            Tom "T-bone' Wolk
                                                                                                                            Ginger Baker

                                                                                                                            Here's a couple that's stretching the category: Roger Waters Ron 'Pigpen" Mackernan

                                                                                                                            Here's one that I don't think much of as musicians: The Bacon Brothers

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                                                                                                                              ttoommyy RE: RCC Feb 1, 2012 12:01 PM

                                                                                                                              Ginger Baker is like a twofer! Good one.

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                                                                                                                              smartie RE: Sloth Feb 1, 2012 02:42 PM

                                                                                                                              does Jimmy Buffett count?

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                                                                                                                                smartie RE: Sloth Feb 1, 2012 02:43 PM

                                                                                                                                a retro one - Cherry Garcia!

                                                                                                                                1. brandywiner RE: Sloth Feb 2, 2012 01:41 PM

                                                                                                                                  Jazz saxophonist Vincent Herring

                                                                                                                                  And am I stretching it to include the New Riders of the Purple SAGE?

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                                                                                                                                    Bill Hunt RE: brandywiner Oct 24, 2012 08:53 PM

                                                                                                                                    New Riders - good one, and I vote that "sage" qualifies. Man that goes way, way back, but I appreciate it.


                                                                                                                                  2. SDToonces RE: Sloth Oct 20, 2012 10:05 PM


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                                                                                                                                      ttoommyy RE: SDToonces Oct 21, 2012 05:44 AM

                                                                                                                                      Already cited way up above.

                                                                                                                                    2. eclecticsynergy RE: Sloth Oct 21, 2012 10:38 AM

                                                                                                                                      Somebody mentioned Ginger Baker. Which brings to mind the song Strange Brew...
                                                                                                                                      Let's not forget CREAM!

                                                                                                                                      [Oops, my bad- it was in the very first reply.]

                                                                                                                                      The 70s Italian prog-rock band PFM, whose name Premiata Forneria Marconi meant "Marconi's Finest Bakery..."

                                                                                                                                      Has anybody mentioned Plum Loco yet? What about Mudhoney? Or the Death Ramps?
                                                                                                                                      If we're going toxic, there's Poison. And Belladonna, the band, or the several albums by that name, or about a dozen different songs.

                                                                                                                                      And it's a bit of a stretch, but there was the 80s group Fine Young Cannibals...

                                                                                                                                      Getting even more bizarre & obscure, in the early 90s I engineered recordings for a band called Kuru, named for a disease- also known as "the laughing death"- related to Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, and unique to (you guessed it) those who practice cannibalism.

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                                                                                                                                        Bill Hunt RE: eclecticsynergy Oct 24, 2012 08:51 PM

                                                                                                                                        Hey, Bret Michaels (Poison) is a big contributor to some of our charities here (Phoenix), and I missed that! Thanks for the mention.


                                                                                                                                      2. EM23 RE: Sloth Oct 21, 2012 04:21 PM

                                                                                                                                        The Babyshambles - named after the evil sickly, sweet sparkling wine
                                                                                                                                        Bombay Bicycle Club - named after the chain of Indian restaurants in the U.K.

                                                                                                                                        1. lamb_da_calculus RE: Sloth Oct 21, 2012 06:45 PM

                                                                                                                                          Japancakes. Wonderful instrumental alt-rock.

                                                                                                                                          1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Oct 24, 2012 08:49 PM

                                                                                                                                            OK, here is another, but I am too lazy to Expand All, and read each post - The Marmalade - "Reflections of My Life."


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                                                                                                                                              brandywiner RE: Bill Hunt Oct 25, 2012 08:14 AM

                                                                                                                                              Wow. Haven't thought of this song in years. I went through a stretch where I played this 45 first thing on getting home from school every day! Good call!

                                                                                                                                            2. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Oct 24, 2012 09:03 PM

                                                                                                                                              OK, here's another one, LeRoux (think "the roux") and "New Orleans Ladies."


                                                                                                                                              1. Bill Hunt RE: Sloth Oct 24, 2012 09:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                This one has to have been mentioned, but with 40 bazillion replies, who would bother to look at every reply, and then count the references: The Cupcakes.


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                                                                                                                                                  lamb_da_calculus RE: Bill Hunt Oct 24, 2012 09:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                  You can just click "expand all" and then ctrl+F for "The Cupcakes". It turns out you actually mentioned "Cookie & The Cupcakes" a year and a half ago upthread.

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                                                                                                                                                    ttoommyy RE: lamb_da_calculus Oct 25, 2012 06:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                    You can just click "expand all" and then ctrl+F for "The Cupcakes".
                                                                                                                                                    Thank god for that function. I could never imagine reading every post just to find one particular word. The "find" function has to be one of the top 5 computer functions of all time. Why people don't know about it/use it more frequently I just don't understand.

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                                                                                                                                                      LindaWhit RE: ttoommyy Oct 25, 2012 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                      I thought everyone knew about CNTL-F. As well as CNTL-C and CNTL-V for copy/paste.

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                                                                                                                                                      alkapal RE: lamb_da_calculus Oct 25, 2012 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                      does control + F not work on macs?

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                                                                                                                                                        LindaWhit RE: alkapal Oct 25, 2012 07:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                        I think it's CMD-F on a Mac, alka.

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                                                                                                                                                          ttoommyy RE: LindaWhit Oct 25, 2012 08:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                          You are correct LindaWhit. I use a Mac at work.

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                                                                                                                                                        Bill Hunt RE: lamb_da_calculus Oct 25, 2012 06:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Yes, I know of Expand All, but was too lazy to read each reply in the thread - my bad, and thank you for the correction.


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                                                                                                                                                          ttoommyy RE: Bill Hunt Oct 26, 2012 07:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                          You don't have to read all the posts; just use control + F and use the search tool.

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                                                                                                                                                            Bill Hunt RE: ttoommyy Oct 26, 2012 09:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                            And exactly does one search for - "all food related songs?"


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                                                                                                                                                              ttoommyy RE: Bill Hunt Oct 27, 2012 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                              I guess our wires are crossed. I meant search the group you want to post first to see if it was mentioned in this thread. Contol + f opens up a find box, you type in a word or words and it will find every instance of that word or words on the page. This way you don't have to read each post in this thread to see if the group you want to post had already been mentioned.

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                                                                                                                                                                Bill Hunt RE: ttoommyy Nov 2, 2012 08:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Whatever you wish to do is fine with me.


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                                                                                                                                                                  Chinon00 RE: Bill Hunt Nov 3, 2012 09:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  In all fairness Bill you did ask for clarification:
                                                                                                                                                                  "And exactly how does one search for - all food related songs?"

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                                                                                                                                                                    ttoommyy RE: Chinon00 Nov 3, 2012 09:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Thank you Chinon00. I was only trying to be helpful and pass on a quick tip that makes it so much easier to search the page rather than having to slog through each post.

                                                                                                                                                    3. eclecticsynergy RE: Sloth Nov 5, 2012 08:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Here's another blast from the past: Sweet
                                                                                                                                                      ("Fox On the Run," "Love Is Like Oxygen")

                                                                                                                                                      1. Kholvaitar RE: Sloth Jan 17, 2013 03:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                        The Clicquot Club Eskimos

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                                                                                                                                                          Fydeaux RE: Sloth Jan 18, 2013 06:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Another one I cannot believe I overlooked previously: Juice Newton!

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                                                                                                                                                            ttoommyy RE: Fydeaux Jan 18, 2013 08:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                            Already mentioned:

                                                                                                                                                            im_nomad Nov 16, 2008 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Veruca Salt !
                                                                                                                                                            Salt n' Pepper

                                                                                                                                                            edit: p.s. does Noodle from the Gorillaz count?

                                                                                                                                                            and also Juice Newton

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                                                                                                                                                              Fydeaux RE: ttoommyy Jan 18, 2013 09:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                              So sorry; I scanned through the old posts, & saw Verruca Salt, but the last line didnt register.

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                                                                                                                                                                ttoommyy RE: Fydeaux Jan 18, 2013 11:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                No need to be sorry (even if you were being sarcastic). :)

                                                                                                                                                                The find function is your friend when wanting to see if someone has already posted something.

                                                                                                                                                          2. Bob W RE: Sloth Feb 25, 2013 07:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                            Wow, unless I am going blind (quite possible), I am pleased to add Pigmeat Markham.

                                                                                                                                                            And Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers.

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                                                                                                                                                              Feed_me RE: Bob W Feb 27, 2013 08:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Late to this long thread, but scanning through it I didn't see:
                                                                                                                                                              Barbecue Bob, an old blues singer who got his nickname because he was a chef in a barbecue joint.
                                                                                                                                                              Sugar Pie DeSanto, blue singer from the 50/60's.
                                                                                                                                                              Orange Juice, Scottish band.
                                                                                                                                                              Juice, 3 piece female group made a great song (video on youtube was deleted by BMG) called "Best Days."
                                                                                                                                                              Pig Bag, 80's U.K. instrumental rock band. Love their song, "The Big Bean" which is a rocked up version of what we used to call in school, "The Mexican Hat Dance."
                                                                                                                                                              I don't believe any of these were previously mentioned.

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                                                                                                                                                                ttoommyy RE: Feed_me Feb 28, 2013 03:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Orange Juice was mentioned in a post on November 17, 2008. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                  Bob W RE: ttoommyy Feb 28, 2013 06:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  What about Oran "Juice" Jones? I haven't thought about him in decades.

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                                                                                                                                                                    ttoommyy RE: Bob W Feb 28, 2013 07:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Yours is the first mention. Forgot all about his hit "The Rain."

                                                                                                                                                                    I saw you (and him), walking in the rain...

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                                                                                                                                                                      Bob W RE: ttoommyy Feb 28, 2013 08:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      Got another one -- Honey Cone, early 70s soul hitmakers (Want Ads and Stick-Up).

                                                                                                                                                                      And rockabilly legend Sleepy LaBeef (real name Tommy LaBeff). I once said hi to him outside a club in Boston.

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