1: Pink Cadillac – Bruce Sprigsteen ~Treefrogdemon
Ever since I heard about Elvis giving away pink Cadillacs to people I have wanted one (and in fact told Matt that when he became a rock star I would prefer one to the traditional house in Weybridge). This was an outtake from the Born In The USA sessions and came out as the B side of Dancing In The Dark. According to Wikipedia the car in question is a veiled pudendal reference; I may say this had never occurred to me and I have loved the song for years and listened to it many, many times. Hmm. Plush velvet seats.
2: Along Came Jones – The Coasters ~ RockingMitch
From 1959, I think the lyrics on this represent one of composers Leiber & Stoller’s finest moments. Brilliant!
3: Happy Virus – Hundreds ~ Zalamanda
Ridiculously upbeat song about the banality of caffeine-fuelled urban life.
4: Miguel Bose – Morena Mia ~ MrsMaki
A lesson in how to write a song about sex without ever actually mentioning it. The imagery and metaphor are as delicate as they are spicy. A sexy song without a hint of smuttiness.
5: Moulty – The Barbarians ~ SpottedRichard
A wacky “triumph over adversity” song, but it’s absolutely true – Moulty is Victor Moulton of The Barbarians and he sang the song.
6: One Vision – Queen ~ DaveSheddi
I would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who is sending in their lovely worms. I had already scheduled playlists through to 2 July, but after that, I am hoping that if you see my songs on the playlist it will only be occasionally for continuity purposes. Please see that as an incentive to keep ‘em coming!
PLEASE! Send your juiciest worms plus a line or two per song on how you got hooked: to either firstname.lastname@example.org or a wormhole near you. Thank you.