Thursday, September 30, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 143: Dead Skunk

Dead Skunk - Loudon Wainwright III (1972)

Yes Virginia, there was a time when a song like this could make it into the Billboard Top Twenty. Not that it's all that different from the glorified novelty songs topping the charts for months at a time in the last couple of years. However the lyrics are stronger, even when dealing with the aforementioned roadkill, than any silly sex jingle or pointless remake we deal with today. When a novelty track is written by a genuine genius like Rufus' daddy, you just expect as much.

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