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According to legend, Lady Godiva rode naked on a horse through the streets of Coventry, England. She did this to ease the tax burden of the citizens that was imposed by her husband, who agreed to relieve the toll if she did this.
The mayor of Coventry, the home town of the real Lady Godiva, branded this obscene and banned it there. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL)
In the UK, "Lady Godiva" refers to a five pound note. It is a rhyming slang for "fiver." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
A cover version by singer-songwriter Alex Day peaked at #15 on the UK singles chart in April 2012. Day filmed a video for his version, which starred Carrie Hope Fletcher (McFly's Tom Fletcher's sister) as Lady Godiva. The singer himself also played various characters.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"
The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.