Label: Bad Joker - BOSS5-1991 • Format: Vinyl LP, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Now that the kids are back to school, here's a playlist of 15 classic rock-and-roll songs devoted to "school days," as Chuck Berry put it on a timeless single. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.
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If you see comments in violation of our community guidelinesplease report Lamento Jarocho - Toña La Negra - 36 Exitos De Tona La Negra. You could say Berry's song was a "textbook example" of this type of song, in fact — if you're the type of person who would say that sort of thing.
Coming at the student-crush-on-teacher angle from the opposite direction, Sting, a former teacher, urges the girl who's crushing on him not to stand so close. OK, this is a dark one, written by Bob Geldof after reading a telex report on the shooting spree of year-old Brenda Ann Spencer, who fired at children in a school playground at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, killing two adults and injuring eight children and one police officer.
As to what sort of mischief the bad boy gets into here, it's strictly kids stuff. This early soul classic finds Cooke using subjects he never quite Im Eighteen - Alice Cooper - Anticipating Fun at school as a yardstick against which to measure more important truths.
This chart-topping smash finds the Jackson 5 schooling a young girl in the fundamentals her education somehow failed to cover. The Beatles weigh in on their own school experiences on this "Sgt.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" highlight. Those first two lines, by the way, are offset by a chirpier second vocal countering with "No, I can't complain" in falsetto. Vince Neil was born, it seems, to take the monologue that kickstarts Brownsville Station's boogie-rocking ode to teen rebellion and make it his own.
The way he delivers those lines is more cartoonish than the Brownsville version, but that's perfect when the lyrics you're delivering are "Did ya ever seem to have one of those days when everyone is on your case from your teacher all the way down to your best girlfriend?
Tommy Lee makes it swagger in ways the original Psycho Killer - Various - Cöld/Pop: A Collateral Mixtape hinted at. It peaked at No. This is all about school rivalry — a celebration of not school so much as "your school. There's no nostalgia for school days to offset Roger Waters' problems with the education system.
The version chosen for the single, which would give Pink Floyd their only No. The children's chorus is a nice touch. In which the poet laureate of pre-Bob Dylan rock and roll takes young listeners through what he feels is a typical school day, learning American history and practical math while dealing with the botheration of having a guy who won't leave you alone sit behind you in class and a teacher who "don't know how mean she looks.
With "Schoolboys in Disgrace," the Kinks' Ray Davies devoted an entire concept album to the education system, setting the scene with the wistful Im Eighteen - Alice Cooper - Anticipating Fun of "Schooldays" before concluding, nine songs later, that "even aborigines need education.
With Phil Spector producing, the kings of U. Cooper's greatest hit sets the tone with a punkish guitar riff as memorable as anything the kids had heard since "I'm Eighteen," following "School's out for summer" with "School's out forever" because, as the singer reveals in a textbook example of knowing your audience, "School's been blown to pieces.
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