Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday evening tunes: And we keep gettin' richer . . .

On this date in 1973, this gem by Doctor Hook and the Medicine Show hit Number 6 on the US singles chart, and by god they actually did get their picture on the cover.

Band members also insist they did in fact buy five copies for their mothers. No documentary evidence of this claim exists.

In grad school I wrote a parody of this song, about tenured and tenure-track professors struggling to publish in the field's premier national journal, rather than perish. Not sure anyone on the faculty congratulated me for it at the time, but a month or two ago a former member of our grad student cohort mentioned the song in what I like to think was a tone of fond reminiscence.

No comments: