Og from Los Angeles, CaThe Zamboni was invented by Frank Zamboni here in Paramount, CA. The company still builds Zambonis sells them all over the world.
Dave from Milwaukee, WiNOTE: The Zamboni song was not on Martin Zellar's "Born Under." It was on the Gear Daddies' "Billy's Live Bait."
Dave from Milwaukee, WiThis song probably grossed Martin Zellar more money than any other, however, he personally despised the song for many years. Taking his music career seriously, he was disappointed to be defined by this song and its popularity. It was a "hidden" track for a reason. He and the Gear Daddies became known as the "Zamboni" song band and classified as a novelty band by the ignorant masses. In fact, he refused to play it during performances for several years. Having accepted the way things turned out, Martin occasionally brings it out during live shows these days. Unfortunately, many have never explored his other work.
Rick from Columbus, GaNot many people write great songs about resurfacing machinery, but this and Asphalt King by the Yardmen are the best I've ever heard.
"Thinking About You" was the ninth track from Calvin Harris' 18 Months album to enter the UK singles Top 10. No other artist has obtained so many hits from one LP - Michael Jackson was the previous record holder with seven Top 10 tunes from both his Bad and Dangerous sets.
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.
John Lennon wrote "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" about Richard Cooke, a hunter he met at the Maharishi's camp in India. Cooke hasn't shot anything since the camp, except with his camera - he became a freelance photographer for National Geographic.
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.