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changed some lyrics for the Smiley Smile
version. The original SMiLE sessions version had a verse about a speechmaking business man. It was originally titled "He Gives Speeches."
The "Sha Na Na Na" section is based off the Silhouettes 1958 #1 single "Get A Job." It turns "Get A Job" into "What A Blow," a coincidence that somehow convinced drummer Dennis Wilson that this song was about fellatio.
Humour was supposed to be a feature of Smile. The speeding up of "What a blow" and the humourous narration from Mike Love and Brian Wilson made this part of Brian's musical comedy concept. (thanks, John Jennings - Omaha, NE, for above 3)
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist in the early '90s, Gilby talks about the band's implosion and the side projects it spawned.
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?