Butthole Surfers, “Who Was in My Room Last Night?”
This might just be the greatest song in my entire catalog of music.
,All night long my body burned, the sheets were wet and cold
The lights were on, my eyes were gone, and any second lose control
The pounding in my window or just the pounding in my head
I wonder who was in my room last night.
Who the hell was in my bed?
There must have been a body there
I swear I smelled some flesh
It took a little time but I figured they were mine
There were fingers going down my chest
My mouth went through the ceiling and my body fell to the floor
I couldn't find a key cause there was nothing I could see
And so I ran through the door
The cops, the priest, the crisis line, and no one really had a clue
No one to tell us who was touchin' me
Or exactly what I could do
My throat was dry my hopes were high
But nothing really ever got said
But who was in my room last night?
Who the hell was in my bed?
My favorite song on “Blood on the Tracks,” ‘Simple Twist of Fate.’
People tell me it’s a sin
To know and feel too much within.
I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring.
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.
Soundgarden, ‘Kyle Petty (Son of Richard)’ because a) Jack got ‘Two Princes’ in my head and this might just clear that nonsense out ;) and b) I have a good feeling about today, so what better accompaniment than:
Right beside you came to fight so get out of my way
‘Cause Daddy told me don’t you ever take no fucking shit
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, ‘Steal My Kisses.’,
Fishbone, ‘Housework’ from Reality of My Surroundings, their last great album.
I’ve been a good little househusband today—paid the bills, cleaned the kitchen, did the shopping, and now roasting a chicken. So me and the dogs are skanking.
Like a boss.,
Sandman’s voice, vocals, and bass might never have been better than this.,
Lennon/McCartney, ‘Two of Us’ from Let it Be.
So underrated, if that’s possible, for a Beatles’ song.,
Soundgarden, ‘Ty Cobb.’
‘Hard-headed Fuck You All’ sums up my state of mind as I do my yard-work. I hate raking.
Also, only Soundgarden would have a song about one of the meanest sumbitches to ever walk the streets of America.,
My favorite albums of the 90s would be, in no order:
1. Pearl Jam, ‘Vs.’
2. Jane’s Addiction: ‘Ritual De Lo Habitual’
3. Soundgarden: ‘Superunknown’
4. Radiohead: ‘The Bends’
5. Morphine: ‘Yes’
6. Beastie Boys: ‘Check Your Head’
7. Fishbone: ‘The Reality of My Surroundings’
8. RHCP: ‘Bloodsugarsexmagic’
9. Mike Watt (et al): ‘Ball-Hog or Tugboat?’
10. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: ‘Orange’
And my favorite song of the 90s? This morning it’s JSBX’s ‘Bellbottoms’,
Starting to feel human again. This helps.
XTC, ‘Dear God’
I won’t believe in heaven and hell. No saints, no sinners, no
Devil as well. No pearly gates, no thorny crown. You’re always
Letting us humans down. The wars you bring, the babes you
Drown. Those lost at sea and never found, and it’s the same the
Whole world ‘round. The hurt I see helps to compound that
Father, Son and Holy Ghost is just somebody’s unholy hoax,
And if you’re up there you’d perceive that my heart’s here upon
My sleeve. If there’s one thing I don’t believe in
Fishbone, ‘Party at Ground Zero’
Jane’s Addiction, ‘No One is Leaving’
I should have seen them at the Center Stage (capacity, less than 1000) in Atlanta right at the beginning of the Ritual tour, right before they broke big. SHOULD HAVE. Some people made mistakes.
Did see them on the 1st Lollapalooza tour which, of course, was insane.
Oh Siouxie. ‘Peepshow.’,