Friday, March 7, 2008

Wierd, Silly, Rude: Rock Revival's Top 20 Quirky Songs

Love them or hate them, there have always been quirky songs in rock

From the incomprehensible avant-garge silliness of Captain Beefheart to the plain silly Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

From almost the entire catalogues of Frank Zappa to the one hit wonders of Ivor Bigun

Whether it's the strange and beautiful voice of Joanne Newsome, or the clearly insane and menacing voice of Nina Hagen

WE can't get enough of quirky songs

Here is Rock Revival's Top 20

1. My Pink Half on the Drain Pipe: Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
2. We Are the Brain Police: Frank Zappa
3. My Human Gets Me the Blues: Captain Beefheart
4. Seven Species of Small Furrie Animals: Pink Floyd
5. She Don't Use Jelly: Flaming Lips
6. Hot Pop: The Mothers of Invention
7. Push the Little Daisies: Ween
8. Bird Song: The Holy Modal Rounders
9. Sadie: Joanne Newsome
10. Hamburger Lady: Throbbing Gristle
11. My Head Feels Like a Frisbee: Shpongle
12. I'm a Wanker: Ivor Bigun
13. Fuck Off Noddy: Ian Dury
14. Secret Darling: Gogol Bordello
15. Morrisey Must Die: The Meatmen
16. Nina Hagen: Born in Xixax
17. Put You Hand Inside the Puppet Head: They Might be Giants
18. Classico: Tenacious D
19. Mutant Stomp: The Fugs
20. Little Yellow Sparrow: Devandra Banhart

Images: Stiff Weapon/Storming/Industrial

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