Golden Shower of Hits (Jerks on 45)

Album: Golden Shower of Hits (1983)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a medley of six cover songs, each strung together in order to create a story about two people who fall in love, have an unplanned pregnancy, rush into marriage, only to end up divorced. The songs included in the medley are: "Along Comes Mary" by The Association, "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by the Carpenters, "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band, "(You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka, "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" by Tammy Wynette.
  • Keith Morris explained to The Big Foot Diaries why the Circle Jerks decided to do a medley of pop covers: "There's no story leading up to the song except that I was always quick to do cover songs as long as we were doin' a good job playing them. We'd already decided to name the album Golden Shower Of Hits so the rest of the songs just fell into place...we we're being mismanaged at that time and one of the guys who thought he was in charge decided to take credit for coming up with the idea to cover a buncha' songs that had abso-f*ckin'-lutely no business being mangled by a band of our calibre!"
  • The song title is a play on "Stars On 45 Medley," which was a #1 hit in 1981.

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