Saturday Matinee 1977 – The Tubes, The Sanford-Townsend Band & Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Saturday, 20 June 2015 by

The Tubes “WPOD” featuring Fee Waybill as Quay Lewd in 1977. I missed out on seeing them live, but I have a couple of their early albums. “Don’t Touch Me There” was one of my favorites; lotta talent in that band.

I remember that year (and the Winter of 77-78) and it was about that time I realized that I hated a lot of the garbage the rock stations were pumping (czech out the 1977 Top 100 Billboard List. Leo Sayer? Really?) My music preferences went rogue.

However, there are a couple of songs on that list that I secretly liked, like this one:

The Sanford-Townsend Band‘s “Smoke From A Distant Fire” was such an up-beat song, and it got the girls dancing. (Heh – the band was introduced by Helen Reddy.)

Two years later, Rickie Lee Jones recorded an almost identical song chord-wise, “Chuck E.’s In Love,” and I loved that one, too.

In 1975 Aerosmith came out with their classic “Walk This Way” and it climbed all the way up to No. 90 in 1977. Go figger. The only other song on that Billboard List that I remember liking much was this one:

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band‘s version of Bruce Springsteen‘s “Blinded By The Light” was more popular than the original and made it to No. 36 on the Billboard Top 100 for 1977. (BTW, Mann was never the lead  singer. He was the keyboardist.)

Have a great Fathers’ Day Weekend folks, appreciate all that your dad does (or did) for you, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 394 – Camel Bite, Dog Catcher 2 & a Van Halen Embarrassment.

Friday, 19 June 2015 by

Camel Bite

Dog Catcher 2

Van Halen Embarrassment

[Found here, here and here. Related .gif here.]

Ban Crayons.

Thursday, 18 June 2015 by

burn a crayon

Dangerous. Use only under adult supervision.

Reminds me of a bar prank from years ago. Light a cigarette, snuff it out in a puddle of candle wax, then put it back in the pack for later. When the time is right, pull out the wax-butt, fire it up, and pretend that you don’t know that it’s flaming like a tiki torch. Wave it around while telling a pointless story, but don’t set your hair on fire (or anything else for that matter).

[Image found here.]

Chinese Sunscreen

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 by

Chinese Sunscreen

You think I’m kidding with that title? Fool.

[Found here, with story.]

What the Teachers’ Union Looks Like From The Front.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 by

Public School

[Image found here. Oh, and check out this vapid nonsense.]

Like a Boss.

Monday, 15 June 2015 by

Raccoon & Gator

[Original uncropped image found here.]

In Memoriam.

Sunday, 14 June 2015 by

Papa Strutts

We’re going to go dark for a bit.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 by

LGF TV

Don’t worry, we’ll be back soon.

Meanwhile click on our links, archives and our best buddies in the sidebar.

And no, that’s not me with the magical jazzy ponytail in the test pattern image. I look nothing like that pudgeboy. No idea where it came from either [insert trollface here].

Eight Thousand Pounds Max. WIN.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 by

8001 lbs.

Dude. You made 8,001. You rock.

[Found here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 8 June 2015 by

Nothing Much Happened Today 14

BTW, he’s going the wrong way in front of 302 West Erie Avenue in Philadelphia, and it looks like the same pile of trash is still there from 2014.

302 West Erie Avenue

[Top image found here; bottom via Google Maps.]


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