Sunday 17 October 2021

Stanley Anderson - Metric Blues/Pierre, Sing It To The Monkeys/Take These Chains From My Heart (1981)


Well, with tomorrow's municipal election comes a pair of incredibly meaningless referendum questions, neither of which are in the domain of the provincial government that is sponsoring them (but still, we encourage you wholeheartedly to VOTE THUNDERS). In celebration of that, today's feature is what we like to call an "old man shouting at cloud" record. On the first side of this single, Anderson complains about having to adopt the metric system, while turning his poison pen to the first Prime Minister Trudeau on the B side. We don't understand the punch line, "the next time you get ready to hit the campaign trail, take Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones with you" - maybe there's another, unreleased song complaining that rock music is too loud?

Update: there is.. kind of!? We've added a Doug Wong Music-manufactured single from 1981. We think "Sing It To The Monkeys" is a critique of the Gary Lee & Showdown classic "The Rodeo Song," which was a solid hit in our upper elementary school days. Anderson is perhaps a big unkind to Gary Lee's fans, but hey, that's the music business. 

Get your double dose of crochetiness (sp?) here.

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