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And, I can’t help but think, looking at some of the guys in the band, with their tee shirts, that this famous Anka rant was after this concert.

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  1. Snowball the Sourpuss

    December 23rd, 2012

    I gotta say, I’m really warming up to this new Anka stuff. Some of it really swings!

    Check out the Sound Garden Black Hole Sun. LOL!! I like it!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEjGgkRbuxI

    Then again, I’m easily amused. ;)

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  2. BigFurHat

    December 23rd, 2012

    No. Steve and Eydie own the Black Hole Sun franchise.

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  3. BigFurHat

    December 23rd, 2012

    And then there’s the song about every progressive living in mom’s bonus room.

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  4. Mr. Happy

    December 23rd, 2012

    Some of these put the songs in an entirely different perspective.
    It also confirms my belief that lyrics, other than their tonal relationship or context, are mostly meaningless.
    When in the right mood, these are listenable.

    DEVO gave (somewhat) this treatment to some of their own songs about 25 years ago.
    Click on “SHOW MORE” and you can jump to any song.

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  5. Snowball the Sourpuss

    December 23rd, 2012

    Asshole son. LOL! You got me on that one.

    Boy, Eydie sure can sing.

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  6. Callmelennie

    December 23rd, 2012

    Sno Bro,

    I’ve always maintained that no one did Black Hole Sun quite like Bing Crosby. And checkout the Lennon Sisters version of “Jeremy” here

    Damn, can’t fink the link

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  7. Two Legged blue Eyed cracker

    December 23rd, 2012

    Purgatory for Anka:

    Wear cut offs and a t-shirt while playing the triangle, all the while repeating: “where’s Joe?”

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  8. Jerry Manderin

    December 23rd, 2012

    You are all PWNED by Pat Boone!

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ASOEIPrYj50

    \m/-~-\m/

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  9. Corona

    December 23rd, 2012

    “I slice like a f*cking hammer.”

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  10. norman einstein

    December 23rd, 2012

    Just to make sure I understand…

    Anka is up there with his overdone plastic surgery, fake tan and spray-on hair, singing a Nirvana song (Cobain’s wishing he could kill him self again) and he thinks the freaking T-SHIRTS are making him look stupid?
    Got it.

    @BFH, “Asshole Son” is a classic. Brilliant!

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  11. F.D.R. in Hell

    December 23rd, 2012

    Eleanor loves it when I sing “Put Your Scull On My Shoulder” to her, don’t you, sweetie?

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  12. Eleanor in Hell

    December 23rd, 2012

    I’d prefer “My (Three) Way” :evil:

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  13. F.D.R. in Hell

    December 23rd, 2012

    I missed the boat, darling… it’s skull. :roll:

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  14. Claudia

    December 23rd, 2012

    Tom Jones singing “Kiss” by Prince in 1988.

    One of the WORST remakes evah!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdb0mfp6TQE
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  15. xthred

    December 23rd, 2012

    My first thought is that it’s cool that Anka knows Nirvana lyrics. But I guess there was a TelePrompTer.

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  16. Jim

    December 23rd, 2012

    I expect to see a bunch of hipsters performing this on the NY subway next time I visit.

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  17. Merry Poppet

    December 23rd, 2012

    What did he use for make-up? Nutella?!

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