MEDIA BLACKOUT #611.252!
Alice Cooper – Lay Down And Die, Goodbye (Straight) :: If lacquering
his liver for years with Budweiser and Canadian Club didn’t kill him, then nothing will. File under: Too Tough
Elton John –
Someone Saved My Life Tonight (MCA) :: If Bernie hadn’t pulled Reg’s head out of that gas oven, we never
would’ve have had the pleasure of hearing him subsequently shill: “Sassoon says so much”! Anyone got a match?
– Got A Match? (Paramount) :: I beg your pardon!
Ozzy Osbourne – Suicide
Solution (Epic) :: If the bat-bite rabies didn’t kill him, then nothing will. File under: Too Tough To
– Fade To Black (Elektra) :: What, they’re still alive? Amateurs!
Sexual Suicide (NPG) :: File under: Freddie Mercury.
Freddie Mercury – Don’t Try
Suicide (Elektra) :: Ironic, innit?
Paul McCartney – Suicide (Capitol) :: You’d
think that writing a song called “Suicide” at age fourteen would portend something dire, but daddy says nothing
doing. File under: Too Tough To Die.
David Lee Roth – Jump (Warner Bros.) :: When he
sings “Go ahead and jump!” what did you think he was talking about? Hopscotch?
– Auf Wiedersehen (Epic) :: Need a push?
Sparks – Here In Heaven (Island)
:: Only Ron Mael could write a song about a suicide pact in which the woman reneges—as sung from the point of view of
the man who, having gone first, said goodbye cruel world: “Now I know why you let me take the lead.”
– Suicide Is Painless (Columbia) :: Number one with a bullet!
Grand Funk Railroad –
Born To Die (Capitol) :: What, they’re still alive? Amateurs!
Woody Guthrie –
So Long, It’s been Good To Know Yuh (Elektra) :: Even Okies get the dust bowl blues.
– Rehearsals For Retirement (A&M) :: Merely the greatest—and, regrettably, most prophetic—album
Trent Reznor – Gave Up (Nothing) :: When the singer describes
his music as being “an ultra fast chunk of death” and then repeatedly wails “I tried, I gave up” you’d
think that he would’ve backed up his brag by now, but no. File under: Too Tough To Die.
Too Tough To Die (Sire) :: Really?
Iggy & The Stooges – Death Trip (Columbia)
:: What, they’re still alive? Amateurs!
PRESCIENT PLATTER OF THE WEEK – SAD ONE: Michael Hutchence
– Suicide Blonde (Mercury) :: Professional.
PRESCIENT PLATTER OF THE WEEK – SAD TWO: Kurt
Cobain – I Hate Myself And I Want To Die (Geffen) :: To a fault.
Dorothy Parker – Résumé (Enough Rope) :: “Razors pain you; rivers are damp. Acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t
lawful; nooses give. Gas smells awful; you might as well live.”
Be seeing you!