1/07/2008

Sit on my face...

Settle down, everyone – it’s the name of a song. I haven’t gone over the edge and started a pr0n blog. Yet.

This is actually kind of a repost. One of the very first posts I made on this little blog was about a couple of relatively obscure bands: Baby Buddha and the Rotters. The Rotters song I posted was “Sit on My Face, Stevie Nicks.” (Hence the name of the post.) I never got the situation squared away with my turntable, so I am no longer able to post from vinyl, but I did save the song as an MP3 and filed it away for future reference.

I’ve been thinking for a while that I ought to repost this late 70's classic, just for fun. When I found a digital version a couple of weeks ago, I knew it was inevitable. My original version of the song came from a 45 and you can hear the pops and clicks of the well-worn vinyl.

The Rotters used to have a Web Site with their band history. Evidently someone hacked it, because it’s been “temporarily closed” for a little more than a year. If you need to, you can catch up on some Rotters history at their MySpace. Watch out, though, because some unrelated British band is calling themselves The Rotters now.

As far as “Sit on My Face, Stevie Nicks,” singer Phester Swollen had this to say about his most infamous song: “It had been written in about ten minutes as one of the worst songs possible while at the same time taking a stab at the big bucks rock world we hated so much.”

The Rotters got the song to Los Angeles DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, who put it on the air. “For some strange reason Fleetwood Mac took offense,” Swollen said. “Well, there's no accounting for taste.

“We soon found we were banned in Los Angeles. Someone claiming to be Mick Fleetwood himself called KROQ and threatened them with a lawsuit if they played the song.”

Alongwith “Sit on My Face, Stevie Nicks,” I’ve got another politically correct gem from the Rotters’ compilation Pull It and Yell.

Sit on My Face, Stevie Nicks.mp3
I Wanna Be the Führer.mp3

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4 Comments:

At 12:45 AM , Blogger Ann said...

O-M-G! Who are you and where have you been all of my life? :D

Seriously, I found this link when I was trying to down load music to my blog. You know your stuff!

 
At 6:59 PM , Blogger aikin said...

Ah, my dream girl! A rocker chick!

if you happen to see this response, drop me an email sometime

 
At 11:00 PM , Blogger Ann said...

Ahem, "Old School Punk" Rocker chick. But I love music in all forms.

 
At 4:24 AM , Blogger Roger Leatherwood said...

I think I heard the original Bingenheimer broadcast! Love how the single market was this wacky then. Long live Licorice Pizza.

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mondo-cine.blogspot.com

 

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