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This David Bowie and Iggy Pop penned tune, commentating on the uselessness of much of modern communication, was the title song of the latter's 1986 album. It was one of eight songs co-written by Bowie and Pop on the record, which allmusic.com described as "the most calculatedly commercial album of Iggy's career."
The word/phrase "Blah" or "blah-blah," meaning a representation of words that are too obvious or tedious to give in full, originated in the US during the early years of the 20th century. More recently the tripartite version has become more frequent as another way of saying "and so on." Ira and George Gershwin wrote a song called "Blah, Blah, Blah" for a film called Delicious
in 1931 and in 2010 American singer-songwriter Ke$ha recorded a song with the same title
on her debut album, Animal
. The Police song "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
" has a similar theme.
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
Dave Alvin - "4th Of July"
When Dave recorded the first version of the song with his group the Blasters, producer Nick Lowe gave him some life-changing advice.
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.
Petula talks about her hits "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep In The Subway," and explains her Michael Jackson connection.