Monday, February 05, 2007

The Least Punk Rock Song in the World

For the past several days, I have had this song going through my head and have been wondering, "What is that tune?" It's a song that, although I heard it all the time in my childhood, I have almost never heard since the 80s. Finally, this morning, I couldn't stand it any longer. I called my Dad, who should know because he was an adult when it was popular, and hummed it to him.

He identified it immediately: "It's, 'A Taste of Honey,' from the movie of the same name. You have heard it because it was recorded by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass some time during the sixties and it was very popular for several years thereafter."

As I was leaving for work, I realized that this song (as performed by HAATTB) is the antithesis of punk rock. It's the least punk rock song in the world, which means it's ripe for being covered by a punk rock band. Who will be first?

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At 6:56 PM, Blogger Psipsina said...

Hi, John,

I heard a cover of "Baby Got Back" yesterday. It was performed in the style of a hip-hop influenced R&B love song, kind of like something Lenny Kravitz might do. Not quite as strange as a punk "A Taste of Honey," but still kind of weird.

>There's also a punk rock cover of "House of the Rising Sun," which, oddly, works.


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