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This is about the sometimes grotesque lifestyle of rock stars and their love lives (or lack thereof). The clichés of sex and Rock and Roll are a satire of the music common to the era. (thanks, Matt - Russell Springs, KY)
Along with "Run Like Hell
" and "Comfortably Numb," this is one of 3 songs on The Wall
that Dave Gilmour helped Roger Waters write. Waters wrote the others himself.
This has been covered by Bryan Adams, Roger Waters (separate from the band), and the Umphiles. (thanks, Brett - Edmonton, Canada)
In the Tim Morse book Classic Rock Stories, Roger Waters said that the song was about people who spend their time skipping classes hanging outside of dirty movies and looking at dirty magazines. (thanks, Mark - Cincinnati, OH)
At 80 years old, Yoko has 10 #1 Dance hits. She discusses some of her songs and explains what inspired John Lennon's return to music in 1980.
Meshell talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.
Artis the Spoonman
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?