Saturday Matinee – Hoyt Axton & His Mom, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Randy Newman, X, Paul McCartney

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That’s Steppenwolf, as if I had to tell you. “Born To Be Wild” was released in 1968, as was “The Pusher,” written by Hoyt Axton. Axton also wrote “Joy To The World,” a major hit recorded by Three Dog Night, and one of the worst songs in rock history, IMO. I refuse to post it, so I’ll go with this 1970 classic:

“Mama Told Me Not To Come” was written by Randy Newman.

I don’t care much for his politiks, but he’s a funny guy. Hell, anyone that can blatantly mock L.A. without Los Angelenos catching on is all right by me.

Okay, I looked for a decent vid of X‘ “Los Angeles” but settled for “Johnny Hit And Run Pauline” instead, just to keep the vibe going. (No, really. I looked. Serious Ramones influence on that.)

Now back to Hoyt Axton. His mother wrote this: [Insert John Cale garbage here] I can tolerate a lot of alternative experimental stuff, but John Cale’s version of “Heartbreak Hotel” is so wrong.

This, on the other hand is honest: Paul McCartney plays Hoyt Axton’s Mom.

And with that, we’re out of here. Have a great weekend, folks, and be back tomorrow for more stuff.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Hoyt Axton & His Mom, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Randy Newman, X, Paul McCartney”

  1. planetross Says:

    I thought Hoyt Axton was just famous for being in Gremlins.

    I think the Randy Newman video is the newest video you’ve ever put on here. hee hee!

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    plane– Songwriters don’t get a lot of recobanition. As for “new” videos, whatever.

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