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Back-to-back parodies of "Pinball Wizard"
First, from The Henderson Gleaner of Kentucky at:
It's Tri-Fest time!
Louisville band will get 'juggy' on Saturday
...Their music is played on washboards, washtubs,
kazoos, jugs, and "various other sundries" in addition
to strings and horns, and they're as likely to cover
The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" as Cab Calloway, Django
Rheinhardt, Bob Wills or more obscure artists from the
1920s, '30s and '40s....their most oft-mentioned
performances have included a medley of chicken songs
and "Pinball Wizard" sung to the tune of "Folsom
Prison Blues," "Wabash Cannonball" and "Heartbreak
Second, from the Duluth News Tribune at:
Trailer Park Queen rules over geeks
BY V. PAUL VIRTUCIO
...Now the Trailer Park Queen is a backed by four
other musicians. The queen and her consorts will
headline the third annual Geek Prom at 10 p.m.
Saturday in the Great Lakes Aquarium. Doors open at 8
p.m. for the Grand March, a geek showcase. The Duluth
gig coincides with the release of the band's debut
album, "Wrong Side of the Four Track."...At a benefit
concert Saturday in Minneapolis' Uptown Bar, Trailer
Park Queen performed for more than 100 people, some
first-timers and others longtime fans. Sarazine
premiered her version of The Who's "Pinball Wizard,"
this time about a foosball player. The songs that got
the loudest cheers tackled the Catholic Church sex
abuse scandals with "Should I Pray or Should I Blow,"
a parody of The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I
Go"; feminism and sexually liberated women with "More
Than A Penis," a parody of Boston's "More Than a
Feeling;" and the fast-food lifestyle with "Welcome to
McDonald's," a parody of Guns'N'Roses' "Welcome to the
Jungle."...Trailer Park Queen closed out the night
with "Bye, Bye Dead Alternative Guy," sung to Don
McLean's "American Pie" to mark the 10th anniversary
of Kurt Cobain's death.
-Brian in Atlanta
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