Thursday, July 21, 2016

BOTB: JOHN FOGERTY KICKS IKE TURNER'S BUTT

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

I have the results of my July 15 Battle of the Bands for you. As you probably figured out from the title of this post, Creedence Clearwater Revival triumphs over Ike and Tina Turner on a song written by John Fogerty (a.k.a. John Ford Coley), Proud Mary.

The results are

Creedence Clearwater Revival   15
Ike and Tina Turner                    6

I would have cast my vote for Tina, but not Ike. 

In honor of our winners, I offer you the opportunity to listen to a song with one of the most misunderstood lyrics ever, and then you can enjoy Tina without Ike.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug








47 comments:

  1. "There's a bathroom on the right...." Am I right?

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    1. Yes, although I knew it was bad moon, but I thought it was there's a bad moon on the right.

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  2. Dang I hate I was out of town and missed this one. I would have voted for Ike and Tina in a heartbeat

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  3. Yes, I liked Tina much better later on. :)
    And Credence were always good. Funny, I never thought bathroom on the right. Had more trouble with some of the later lines--LOL!

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    1. I never understood most of their lyrics.

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  4. I wish John Fogerty really had gotten to kick Ike Turner's butt!

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    1. I wish I'd gotten to kick Ike Turner's butt.

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  5. I can't believe I ended up on the winning side in this.

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  6. Tina has been my hero for many years. She showed us that you can take control of your own life. We saw her live - a double header with Joe Cocker - in Des Moines 15 or more years ago. It was a fantastic show for both of them.

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  7. Now I'm really curious, Janie. I never really listened to the words of Bad Moon Rising - til now. What does it mean, and what do people understand it to mean? Seems he saying "The world's gonna end. Be prepared." ?

    Either way, I like both songs but both hairdos - not so much.

    Love ya.

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    1. I've never thought about the meaning of the song. It's the lyric "there's a bad moon on the rise." I thought it was "there's a bad moon on the right," and many people, hilariously, say it's "there's a bathroom on the right."

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    2. Wikipedia quotes John Fogerty as saying it's about the coming apocalypse, which has arrived with this week's Republican convention, though he didn't say the part about the convention. It also says that sometimes in concert, Fogerty sings "there's a bathroom on the right."

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    3. That's hilarious, Janie. I'm so clueless regarding these things, though I suppose a person or two has told me in song and with outstretched index finger "There's a bathroom on the right." When they get to "It's bound to take your life," though, I find the nearest bush and pee behind it instead.

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    4. You made me laugh, Robyn. Stop it. I'm busy.

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  8. That would have been a tough call. They both do a wonderful job on that song.

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  9. I always loved Fogerty...and Ike was a jerk. But I did love Tina too!

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  10. Tina is strong, forgery won and Ike is dead and feeling the burn..which is good

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  11. CCR has always been a favorite for me so I had to go with their sound. But Tina sure can get in a dancing frenzy that is fun to watch.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I can't dance. I can't even walk in high heels.

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  12. I'm not surprised that CCR won this one. KissThisGuy is one of my favorite sites for misheard lyrics, and always good for a laugh that I'm not alone.

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    1. I need to check that out because I'm so good at misunderstanding lyrics.

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  13. Bad moon is one the rise again in America, you are so right. But we survived all that was going on in 1968, tragedies, demonstrations, riots, and on and on, let's hope we will this year too.

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    1. I think it's been pretty peaceful outside the convention hall in Cleveland this week. I'm not sure because I won't watch the news. I was young during the '68 convention when the police beat young people in Chicago, but I've never forgotten it.

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  14. I agree with you. Tina without Ike is SOOOOOOOO much better.

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  15. I'd never heard that one. I always thought the most misheard lyric was Manfred Mann's Blinded by the Light, aka "revved up like a douche."

    Which is understandable, because I've seen many revved up douches.

    And yay to being on the winning side for once!

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    1. Okay. Now I'm in trouble. I remember when I was in high school on the way to a debate tournament, radio playing in the car, and a friend whispered in my ear, Are they singing douche? I whispered in her ear, I think so, but I don't know why.

      I have to admit that I've always thought it was wrapped up like a douche, which makes no sense, but so much of life makes no sense. I guess it's time to look up Blinded By the Light.

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    2. I read the lyrics. I have no idea what they mean, but I now know it's not wrapped up like a douche.

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    3. THANK GOODNESS for the internet! Now I know the real lyrics to that-"revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night." I never thought "douche" made sense. But, hey, we went for it in the 70s, feminine hygiene logistics notwithstanding.

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    4. I was never sure why Manfred Mann changed the lyrics from Springsteen's original "cut loose like a goose," but I suppose that doesn't make sense any more than anything else.

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    5. I don't think I make sense most of the time.

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  16. We had dinner at Applebees the other night and they were playing kick-ass 80s music. We Don't Need Another Hero came on and Tina immediately transported me back to Thunderdome. Tina is the bomb.

    -andi

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    1. My daughter works at Applebees. Not meant as a reproach. I prefer many other places, but whaddayagonnado?

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    2. I hope it's a decent place to work.

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  17. Shame.
    Tina's got that whole hairdo thing going on.
    I'm slightly embarrassed to admit I liked her as "Auntie Entity" in "Beyond Thunderdome."

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    1. She makes her wigs herself. I can't stand any of those Mad Max movies. They make no sense to me.

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    2. Thunderdome absolutely made no sense, but I loved Tina in it.

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  18. I think Ike was dragging her down. Oh wait, its just like real life here.

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  19. I'm with you, Janie. Tina's amazing. Ike...not so much.

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  20. I LOVE CCR...one of the coolest bands in history :)

    I wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

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