White Trash Toodle oo

Album: Susquehanna (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the fifth track on the Susquehanna concept album. As the album tells a story, this song tells of a character's broken home, broken family, and government intervention. As lead singer Steve Perry says in his notes for "White Trash Toodle oo," "This is a memory song as well, but it also illustrates how he has begun to feel about other people and how he begins to see himself as being different."
  • In our Songfacts interview, Steve Perry tells us his thoughts on where swing revival is going and Cherry Poppin' Daddies part in it: "I wish that there had been more experimentation and 'making it modern' as opposed to playing covers and scoobie-dooing around like a freckle-faced Opie. It would have been cooler if it had retained some of the cartoonishness of, say, Psychobilly. Instead, I think for a lot of people, a faint whiff of conservatism emanates from it." (Check out the full Steve Perry interview)
  • Notice the similarity in tone to the Cherry Poppin' Daddies' first track "Drunk Daddy" on their first studio album, Ferociously Stoned. Especially the lyrics "Okay, Dad. You can beat me. But you'll never beat me."

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