Wednesday, March 05, 2008

But I look at your pants and I need a kiss

A little Hump Day math for you. Add it up. How many times did you listen to this over and over in the 80s? (And if you were an infant or unborn in the 80s, shut it)

15 comments:

jason said...

Hmmm...
Maybe once....by accident?

I mean I knew of them, and some of their other songs...but I honestly only vaguely remember this song.

sorry

Things were slow getting down here back then.

How'd that Vietnam War thing turn out, by the way?

Michael said...

It's not like my dork ass was at their concerts, but I was obsessed with the Femmes for a while, and there was copious bopping in and about my room.

sam said...

I don't remember ever having heard this song. But then again, I spent most of the 80's being afraid of Fred Krueger and the music video for Thriller.

maddie said...

I only remember this song through the movie Reality Bites, with Ethan Hawke singing it. I thought it was written for the movie. I'm going to take my youngin' ass away now. :)

Michael said...

Well, I'm somewhere north of twice the age I was when I first loved it, but the song's sentiment remains singularly apt.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

odd. the 80s was the only decade in which i paid any attention to pop music at all, but i've never heard this song before. when/who did it?

Michael said...

They're the Violent Femmes. I'll have to attach "Blister In The Sun" to this post. I'm sure you've heard that one.

freakgirl said...

I listened to this album, several times a day, for more than an entire year. Whenever I hear a song from it, I am assaulted by so many memories, I can barely handle it.

freakgirl said...

Oh, and maddie's comment just made me weep.

Michael said...

I have a few years on you, but I just knew you'd love it, too, FG. I swear that Roger (my iPod) knows when I need a song off that CD. Or is it that I can always use one of those songs?

Susie said...

When I saw that there were 10 comments, I thought they were all going to be fond memories of high school or college. How does one survive the 80s without the Violent Femmes? Is it sad that I still listen to them?

Incidentally, when I handed down my iPod mini to my son, this was one of the songs I had to remove. It pained me to do it. It makes me feel better, though, when I ask my kids what 10 is for and they scream "EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING!

Susie said...

I almost forgot! When I was in college, I saw The Mercy Seat open for Suzanne Vega. They were HORRIBLE.

Michael said...

If it's sad, Susie, tattoo a single tear under my left eye. I still queue up the Femmes all the damn time.

Also, Stupid Kid Tricks almost makes me want some of my own. A few years ago I was in London with some friends and their kiddies. I had their four year old daughter using all the inappropriate sobriquets that Spike used on Buffy/Angel, to her parents' chagrin and my amusement. Like when she told the cabbie to "sod off, wanker!"......especially because her smile was so big on her cute little Eurasian face....oh, and she couldn't do the K sound, so it was "Sod off, wane-ter!"

Susie said...

We love us some Stupid Kid Tricks around here.

I thought you might also enjoy the fact that after I cleansed the iPod of the many inappropriate songs for my son, he handed it back to me and politely asked for MORE RUFUS.

Michael said...

I think I just grew a uterus.