Some quick fun with YouTube, and then I need to get to work.
Via Lex: Junior Dylan’s voice is a little too laid-back for this song, but it’s otherwise a spirited performance of Warren Zevon’s classic Lawyers, Guns and Money. The highlight is when Zevon’s son Jordan takes a couple of lines. The vocal similarity is eerie.
It’s the Wallflowers, with Jordan Zevon, on Letterman (no surprise — Dave was Zevon’s biggest fan and even sang/yelled in Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song).
Here’s something I had on tape long ago but have not been able to find. If you grew up in MTV’s golden age, you probably saw the British alternative-comedy The Young Ones. Three-quarters of those guys were regulars on The Comic Strip Presents — Peter Richardson, another Strip-per, backed out of The Young Ones for reasons that remain murky, for which Christopher Ryan must be forever grateful.
Anywho, one of the Comic Strip’s classic creations is a screechingly bad metal band called Bad News. Their mockumentary was pretty good, particularly Rik Mayall’s portrayal of a bassist trying to fit in with the metal scene by hiding his “posh” house and the fact that he’s reading up on the history of feudal Britain.
A good short dose — though perhaps longer than many can take, considering that the joke is how excruciating their performance is — is this video of Bohemian Rhapsody. Enjoy, and try to stick it out at least until the “Scaramouche” section.