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"Squeezebox" is a slang term for an accordion, but it is also slang for the vagina. The band just wanted to see if they could get away with singing about the joys of explicit sex. (thanks, David - Lubbock, TX)
In the liner notes to Pete Townshend's compilation album Scoop, he wrote that he recorded the song for fun one day when he had bought himself an accordion. The accordion gave the song a polka-esque rhythm and the lyrics were "intended as a poorly aimed dirty joke." Townshend had no thought of it ever becoming a hit.
Poison covered this in 2002, releasing the song as a single and including it on their album Hollyweird.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
John Lee Hooker
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed Bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write The Blues.
Kerry Livgren of Kansas
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always