Saturday, June 20, 2009

How do you spell "Eponymous"?



You just gotta love songs that have eponymousity in them. I know I do. The summertime is a good time to listen to eponymous songs too. I'm sure I've  written  about eponymous songs before but my memory isn't so good. So now when an eponymous song has cropped up in the summertime, I feel the need to post it. 
Slow Club are an amazing and lovely folky pop duo, who I was lucky enough to see at Homegame this year, they were fab. Just fab. 
They have an eponymous type song, which is fab - it's not quite as eponymous as, say, "Titus Andronicus" by Titus Andronicus - which is also a fab song, but it is eponymous and descriptive - which really helps when picking a song to listen to, I find. 
Slow Club's song is called "Slow Club Summer Shakedown", which is all the info you need really! 
If you like, have a listen to the song, and then think of other either eponymous songs, or very self descriptive songs that you like, and make a note of them in the comments? 

Slow Club Summer Shakedown

70 comments:

treefrogdemon said...

Bo Diddley, by Bo Diddley

CaroleBristol said...

Country Joe and the Fish Fish Cheer

treefrogdemon said...

(Theme from) The Monkees, by the Monkees

nilpferd said...

Ooh, am I allowed Miles runs the voodoo down?

Blimpy said...

Yep Nilp!

I see that and raise you a "Clash City Rockers"!!!

treefrogdemon said...

Bob Dylan's 115th Dream

Blimpy said...

and a "Beta Band Rap" too....

treefrogdemon said...

Fotheringay

CaroleBristol said...

There's Wham Rap too.

Blimpy said...

Not unlike Marie Antoinette, the Dandy Warhols had not one but, but two! TWO! of these bad boys on their debut LP - "The Dandy Warhols' T.V. Theme Song" and 'It's a Fast Driving Rave-Up with The Dandy Warhols" - which was 20 minutes plus, split over three tracks!!!

Blimpy said...

"Wham Rap" really shoulda been called "Wham Rap (Badly)"....

Blimpy said...

"Ant Mu -SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-IIIIIIIIIIC" (courtesy of Mrs McF)

treefrogdemon said...

Holly Hop, by Buddy Holly and the Crickets

treefrogdemon said...

Albion Sunrise, by the Albion Band

Blimpy said...

If only "U Can't Touch This" had been named "Hammertime".....

Mrs McF wonders if "Human" by the Human League counts? As I type this she's just mentioned "Living In A Box" (which I think is a favourite tune of DsD's - or have I drunk too much Riojja?)

CaroleBristol said...

The Groundhogs - Groundhog Blues

treefrogdemon said...

Cock and Bull, by the Cock and Bull Band

Blimpy said...

"Public Image" by Public Image Limited, which is in my top 600 songs ever list, by the way !

tincanman said...

The Real Tuesday Weld by The Real Tuesday Weld is kinda anti-eponymouse doncha think? 'Cause like The Real Tuesday Weld is singing about The Real Tuesday Weld singing about about the real Tuesday Weld, who is the real Tuesday Weld and not The Real Tuesday Weld.

nilpferd said...

That's easy for you to say, Tin..
Death and the Maiden by The Verlaines includes the chorus You'll only end up like Rimbaud, get shot by Verlaine, Verlaine, Verlaine, (etc)

tincanman said...

is this a written out list of 600 blimpey?

CaroleBristol said...

Thelonious Monk Blue Monk

treefrogdemon said...

Pentangling, by Pentangle

Blimpy said...

I think hip-hoppers and Jazzers have always been good at it.

Blimpy said...

@tinny - the b600 is much referred to, but only exists in my head! But, boy! it's good stuff!!

CaroleBristol said...

Motorhead by Motörhead

nilpferd said...

Carole, I've got exactly that playing at the moment- does that count as well Blimpy?

nilpferd said...

Oops- I meant the Thelonius Monk.. way to suck me in there, Carole..

goneforeign said...

Yer but, the real Tuesday Weld was really Susan Ker Weld, doesn't that put the cat amongst the pigeons?
Perhaps if we changed the group's name....

goneforeign said...

This is a silly game, but I'll play once:
Parker's Mood.

Blimpy said...

"Thelonious Monk" by Motorhead? Can someone put it in the dropbox please?

tincanman said...

You need those little dot unlaut thingees over the o's in Thelonious.
But not Monk, strangely. I've sat many a night pondering what they meant by that.

Thelönius Mönk said...

You people are pathetic

tincanman said...

hey, it does jazz up your name nicely

Shoey said...

PIL should be higher than 600.

Ballad of the Tindersticks

Who the Fuck Are the Artic Monkeys?

Shoey said...

Fall Sound

DarceysDad said...

Donds for Motorhead and Public Image, but anti-donds for Living In A Box (not me, guv).

Bad Company, by, um, I forget now ... Seriously though, anyone with the Social CDs has this, courtesy of Gordon.

Fairground Attraction
Spacehog

Mother Love Bone self-reference in Capricorn Sister, as do Drive-By Truckers in Road Cases, but I don't suppose they count.

Mogwai Fear Satan?

The Ruts - In A Rut.

Snap! - Cult of Snap (curiously without the exclamation mark).

I'm sure there's loads more in my collection, but I'm just too tired tonight.

Blimpy said...

Donds for Mogwai fear Satan.

Isn't it odd that TV On The Radio are named after Tommy Vance?

Blimpy said...

"Jus' A Rascal" - Dizzee Rascal -well, he is, isn't he?

Shoey said...

Tricky Kid

Blimpy said...

"Song For The Fields" - Fields

Blimpy said...

"I am not Spock" - Leonard Nimoy

CaroleBristol said...
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CaroleBristol said...

"I am not Spock" - Leonard Nimoy

OH YES YOU ARE

Blimpy said...

The Mrs mentioned "Talk Talk" earlier

Blimpy said...

"I am Spock" - Leonard Nimoy

BalearicBeat said...

Pigbag: Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag

Freeez: Southern Freeez

Colourbox: The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme

Mnemonic said...

The Ballad of John and Yoko

Japanther said...

it's too obvious for hip-hoppers, i like it when rockers do it too.

On a metal tip, I love: God Dethroned - Loyal To The Crown Of God Dethroned

and (my pals)

Pipettes - We Are The Pipettes

saneshane said...

A.R.E. Weapons 'A.R.E. Weapons'
and
Death to Los Campesinos! by Los Campesinos!

saneshane said...

Mull Historical Society by Mull Historical Society.
and
Schwervon! by Schwervon !
you could then go on a 2Tone tip.

tincanman said...

The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me (album)

tincanman said...

welcome back shane

Blimpy said...

shane's back!

tincanman said...

i noticed first

GarethI said...

Exuma, The Obeah Man – Exuma
Stray Cat Strut – The Stray Cats
We're From Barcelona – I'm From Barcelona
Setting Sun – The Aliens, which closes with them repeating the line "We are The Aliens"
Madness – Madness
We Are The Moles – Moles

ToffeeBoy said...

Didn't we have self referential songs on RR some time ago? So I'll limit myself to the strictly eponymous:

Babybird by Babybird
Belle & Sebastian by Belle & Sebastian
Focus by Focus
They Might Be Giants by They Might Be Giants

Hmmm ... perhaps that is too restrictive. So how about:

Where But For Caravan Would I? by Caravan
Zuton Fever by The Zutons
The Hives Are The Law, You Are Crime by The Hives

tincanman said...

TB, is the group or the song title in bold?

Blimpy said...

I have a theory that bands start up, and then can't decide on a name, so pick one from their songs?

goneforeign said...

El Blimp: Is anyone up for album of the week? If not I've got a piece that might fit.

Blimpy said...

No one's mentioned it yet, so consider it yours GF!

ejaydee said...

Funny, I didn't think the song was that summery. Liked it though.

gordonimmel said...

Er, Deep Purple were named after the song 'Deep Purple' (can't remember the original artist but it was covered by Donny & Marie Osmond). It was Richy Blackmore's Gran's favourite song. But they never actually did a version of that song themselves so I'm not sure if that counts.

steenbeck said...

Well, I can't be bothered to read all 63 comments--you guys are daft, what a big waste of time, but check out my blog.

just kidding, I've already read them all, but I just heard this on the radio and don't know if anybody's mentioned it...Wilco from the album Wilco by the band....Wilco!! Also REM has an album called Eponymous. Has anybody said that one?

Blimpy said...

Hey, has anyone read that play "Shakespeare" by Shakespeare, released in the play compendium "Shakespeare"?

Shoey said...

No, but did hear Radio Clash.

Shoey said...

& Clash City Rockers.

Are the Clash the band that all 'Spillers can get behind?

ToffeeBoy said...

@ Shoey - no 'fraid not.

Shoey said...

Maybe we should try something easier like finding the Holy Grail.

Anonymous said...

Even though I've never heard it, and have no intention to, I think "Everyone in Anal Cunt is Dumb" by Anal Cunt deserves a mention for its descriptiveness.