Food!

Yo La Tengo – Return to Hot Chicken

Shed – Another Wedged Chicken

Booker T & The MG’s – Green Onions

Kelis – Milkshake

Garbage – Milk

Wye Oak – Milk & Honey

Beastie Boys – Egg Man

Elijah & the Ebonites – Hot Grits!!!

Rufus Thomas – Funky Hot Grits

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Roast Fish And Cornbread

Freestyle Fellowship – Hot Potato

Talking Heads – Sugar On My Tongue

Replacements – Beer for Breakfast

Dee Dee Sharp – Mashed Potato Time

Smashing Pumpkins – Mayonaise

DJ Food – Turtle Soup

From Chris:

Chet Faker – Cigarettes and Chocolate

Tom Waits – Eggs and Sausage

Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five – Beans and Cornbread

Louis Armstrong – All That Meat And No Potatoes

From Jaybird:

BABYMETAL – Gimme chocolate!!

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25 thoughts on “Food!

    • I didn’t realize until I posted this that the video version of that Freestyle Fellowship track was totally different than the one on the album. I swapped it out for the one I know.

      Also, can’t believe I forgot

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      • When I think of “Ice Cream,” I think of the line about Spuds McKenzie, and I can’t help but think that you’re right not to listen to it around your kids.

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      • “When I think of “Ice Cream,” I think of the line about Spuds McKenzie, and I can’t help but think that you’re right not to listen to it around your kids.”

        also, “i love you like i love my dick size”.

        my wife’s favorite* game is when i explain every single line to her e.g. “see, what he’s saying is that if he were naked, he’d ejaculate on her, because she’s so pretty”. or “they’re using ice cream flavors as a stand-in for women sorted into broadly defined racial categories”.

        * by favorite i mean “least favorite”

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    • I don’t really know much about Kelis aside from “Milkshake”, but I guess she’s actually a sauce chef and her new album is called ‘Food’.

      Dang it, I also forgot MF Doom’s ‘Mm…Food’.

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  1. And there’s Mingus (singing ’bout Charlie Parker, supposedly getting a BJ in the back seat of a car while eating fried chicken. . .)

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  2. This is only very marginally about food, but I couldn’t help thinking about it after all those chicken songs you posted (mostly because back when MTV2 still played videos, they used to play it ALL THE TIME OH MY GOODNESS. Jaybird and I had it memorized and would randomly start reciting it to each other, say in the car, or at the laundromat, or like that.)

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    • Wow. I just tripped out to another dimension.

      Actually, I wonder which genre has more food references – psychedelia has a LOT of ‘forbidden fruit’ songs:

      But your ‘soul’-related genres have a lot of ‘music as community/soul food’ metaphors (or just stories); if I had gotten around to writing text for this post, that would have been its main thrust:

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