11/11/2005: Thought for the Day:
The Greatest Rock Song of All Time is the appropriately-named Rock Medley, from the also appropriately-named cd Rock, by none other than Tiny Tim .Yes, THAT Tiny Tim, of Tiptoe Through the Tulips fame.
The medley combines the likes of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joan Jett, Sha-Na-Na, and Bill Haley (with portions of I Love Rock And Roll, Great Balls Of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Shake, Rattle And Roll, Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay, At The Hop, Hound Dog, Don't Be Cruel, and (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear) into a 24+ minute long guitar-wailing, drum-pounding, falsetto-screeching symphony of sonic insanity. AND it's done completely straight--Tiny Tim was earnest and sincere about his tunes, and he poured his heart and soul into this musical mayhem.
I guarantee that anyone who hears this song will never, ever, EVER be able to forget it.
--The Thing That Walks Like A Man [comment on "the best rock song ever" at A Perfectly Cromulent Blog]
Len on 11.11.05 @ 06:26 AM CST