Saturday, December 20, 2014

Saturday Night at The Liberal Curmudgeon: Violent Femmes Live



Folk punk band the Violent Femmes performed "Blister in the Sun." While there are multiple perspectives regarding the song's lyrics, the group itself denies one popular interpretation.

5 comments:

Michael J. Mand said...

The band has denied the most common belief that the song is about, well, you know what? The denial is as believable as John Lennon's assertion that "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is not about LSD.

Jeff Tone said...

Yeah, those sheets... It takes its place among "Pictures of Lily" by The Who and "Rattlesnake Shake" by Fleetwood Mac. A theme for a St. james Infirmary set?

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Michael J. Mand said...

Already done on February 10, 2012. Here were the songs I played on that show:

1. Midwest Midnight - The Michael Stanley Band.
2. Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
3. Turning Japanese - The Vapors
4. Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
5. I Touch Myself - The Divinyls
6. Pictures of Lily - The Who
7. Muscle of Love - Alice Cooper
8. Rosie - Jackson Browne
9. Donald and Lydia - John Prine
10. Rattlesnake Shake - Fleetowood Mac.

Jeff Tone said...

Talk about different musical strokes! You really pulled together quite a list on the topic.

Michael J. Mand said...

One of the staff members at the station suggested someone came up with the ideaa for a set and I decided to take matters into my own hands. After all when it comes to this subject, I can really hold my own.