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The Music BlogRide Your Donkey by Joe Strummer (from Earthquake Weather, Epic/Legacy, 2008)

I don't know which is more preposterous/ingenious: Creedence Clearwater Revival's charade that they were just good ol' boys hailing from some swampy Pelican State outlet (they were Bay area hippies), or Joe Strummer's rasta put-on (he was the son of a Scottish crofter's daughter). Both did rather well for themselves, though, didn't they?

Spiderman by the Ramones (from Saturday Morning: Cartoon's Greatest Hits, MCA, 1995)

There is no NHL player with the nickname “Spider-Man”, but Italian standout soccer goalie Walter Zenga's nickname was L'Uomo Ragno…Italian for 'spider man'! Zenga played briefly for the New England Revolution, but I wonder what he's up to these days? Maybe a stint in net for a needy NHL squad would be in order. Hello, Vancouver!

Taste of Sadness by Walter Wanderley (from Samba Swing!, Scamp, 1996)

The lounge music fad, so popular with swingers in the 90's, didn't make it very far into the new millennium, did it? Wonder why…hmmm, let's see:

1) The economy
2) Who can sit around all day and listen to lounge music?
3) Even people who swing don’t usually do so all day long…no need for an extended soundtrack

On the Road Again by Buckcherry (from NASCAR on Fox: Crank It Up, MCA, 2002)

When I first heard this, I thought it was from the million-selling record "Creed Goes Country". Ooops!

Barefootin' by The Marvelettes (from The Marvelettes, Tamla/Motown, 1967)

When we originally aired Karen Given's barefoot running piece, we used Wilson Pickett's version of this song. Time to mix things up, so here are the wunnerful Marvelettes.

This segment aired on August 27, 2011. The audio for this segment is not available.

Gary Waleik Producer, Only A Game
Gary Waleik is a producer for Only A Game.

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