Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nein au Glock ! (See what I did th...oh please yourselves)




This is my belated response to the shout from CaroleBristol to "Draw, varmint!"

Nine more gun-related lyrics, some from deep in the DD-vault, so requests for clues will be accepted:
FINAL UPDATE WITH ALL THE CORRECT ANSWERS - THANKS FOR PLAYING.

1. Weird piece of machinery, built for making holes in me, ooh, shotgun.
STRANGE WORLD by NATURAL LIFE ... VIDEO ABOVE.

2. My Grandaddy's shotgun is locked in a closet, and it never shot a thing that could have lived.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ZONES

3. The shot rang out like thunder, and my ears rang like a bell. No-one came running, so I called the cops myself.
STEVE EARLE'S BILLY AUSTIN

4. Why is everybody mad with guns? Shit, shit; STOP! Why is everybody's guns cocked?
BULLYRAG - LEARN TO LIVE

5. Early one morning with time to kill, I borrowed Jeb's rifle and sat on the hill.
I HUNG MY HEAD - LET'S ALL AGREE ON JOHNNY CASH, SHALL WE?

6. One year later I left Houston with an old friend by my side, well it did not say much but it was a beauty of a coal-black .45.
LYLE LOVETT - L.A. COUNTY

7. He'd only been shot in the knee, poor baby, should've been home for tea.
SINCE I MET YOU by SHACK.

8. Through '66 & 7 they fought the Congo war, fingers on their triggers, knee-deep in gore.
ROLAND THE HEADLESS THOMPSON GUNNER - WARREN ZEVON

9. I can see his right hand rising, I can see his six-gun gleaming, I can hear his bullet searing, I can feel the pain a'nearing.
LONE STAR with THE BALLAD OF CRAFTY JACK

26 comments:

Blimpy said...

is number 9 Nick Cave? The words are going through my head as a melody for one of his songs, but I don't think it's right....

DarceysDad said...

No it isn't Blimpy. It predates Nick's entire recording career.

CaroleBristol said...

Shit, I don't know ANY of them.

I have to admit googling a few and I am none the wiser, even with a few answers I don't know the songs.

I don't think I have ever heard any of them.

Blimpy said...

i've figured out what song I was thinking of:

And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I'm yearning

etc

snadfrod said...

Five is 'I hung my head', I know the Johnny Cash version, but isn't it by Sting or something?

DarceysDad said...

Give the man a coconut. I only have JC's version too, snadfrod.

Catcher said...

Damn, that's the only one I knew too. It always makes me feel dirty, liking a song written by bloody Sting.

ShivSidecar said...

No.8 is a recurring item on RR; it's old Warren Zevon with "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner".

Don't think I know any of the others, but one will be a DBT song, no?

ToffeeBoy said...

Got one!

Number 7 is from the intro to Shack's Since I Met You.

DarceysDad said...

ToffeeBoy is correct, though my money was on Shane beating him to it. Apols for doubting you, TB.

Shiv is right on both counts.

I thought Roland would be the first gun-toter identified.
And yes, there was bound to be a Drive-By Truckers song in here; it's a VERY rich seam to mine actually. Tempusfugit should know it, I'll double up the points: 1 point merely for guessing FIRST TIME which is the DBT tune, another for identifying the song.

saneshane said...

had very bad day from 4am

so 2 dbt is self destructive zone would be good today,

7 shack got just seen isn't it! haven't kept up with the quizzes

6 is the ex pretty woman..can't for the life of me think of his name...ahhh..

is 3 got
hard way

oh I give up medicinal tipple needed

DarceysDad said...

Shane, you posted whilst I was updating:

2. is Drive-By Truckers' Self-Destructive Zones.

3. is from The Hard Way, and
6. is the ex-Mr. Julia Roberts,

BUT...

names and titles required! If you'll share 3. with the class, I'll put you out of your misery with 6. Deal?

ejaydee said...

Well I've been useless at these lyrics quizzes so I'm gonna earn some cheap easy points by naming Lyle Lovett

saneshane said...

steve earle
Eds sorted the cowboy hat one.

Blimpy said...

9, um, Tom Jones?

DarceysDad said...

It is Steve Earle, from the awesome Billy Austin: what a song.

Lyle Lovett's contribution is LA County.

Is is NOT Tom Jones, I'm afraid Blimpy. I think people will struggle with this one; I'm not even sure Gordon would get it. Kalyr or Carole are probably best-placed to figure it out, unless some of our older jazz fans ever mistakenly bought a rock album because some berk reviewer thought this - like Ian Gillan's Scarabus - was "jazz-rock".

A clue on No1 - the erstwhile NMtB panellist known as Shovel played on it.

CaroleBristol said...

re #9 - Man? Deke Leonard?

DarceysDad said...

Getting closer (in style & era - don't know about geography) with Man. Never heard of Deke Leonard.

Answers this eve sometime.

DsD

ShivSidecar said...

Blimey, it's not Mary Hopkin is it? Budgie? Badfinger? Max Boyce?

(Deke Leonard was the mainstay of Man for years... his 2 vols of autobiography come highly recommended. You don't have to be a Man ffan to enjoy...)

ToffeeBoy said...

I'd almost completely forgotten about Man - I don't remember any of the music but I do remember an album cover which had a cartoon-type map of the UK and they were pushing Wales away from England!

ShivSidecar said...

The Man On The Flaming Pie has told me to enter the word "Sassafras". Why, I wonder?

DarceysDad said...

No idea, Shiv!

DarceysDad said...

All answers and a youtube for one of the obscure ones posted as an update.

Thanks everyone.

Proudfoot said...

Why does Johnny sing 'my brother's rifle went into the SHEEN' not 'stream'? It's always bugged me and I can't find what it means.

DarceysDad said...

@ proudfoot -

Some judicious googling would indicate that Johnny's murdering protagonist somehow rode off as far as the Emerald Isle! Apparently the original lyric was written with the Sheen River in Kenmare, Ireland in mind.

Tim said...

Good Job! :)