Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Night Prowler, Apr 6, 2014.
Not at all. I don't care either way.
That's a lyrical pet peeve of mine: lyrics consisting of a lot of name-drops / shout-outs to other musicians. It's just so cheesy. Eric Burdon's "Monterey" is a typical example, maybe one of the first that got on my nerves. A snippet:
The Byrds and the Airplane did fly
Oh, Ravi Shankar's music made me cry
The Who exploded into fire and light
Hugh Masekela's music was black as night
The Grateful Dead blew everybody's mind
Jimi Hendrix, baby, believe me,
set the world on fire, yeah
Gag. The only song I can stand of that type is Funkadelic's "Let's Take It To The Stage," where the shout-outs are more along the lines of good-natured rank-outs or call-outs / challenges to other funk artists like "Fool and the Gang," "Earth, Hot Air and No Fire," and "Godfather? Godmother!"
Separate names with a comma.