Monday, January 17, 2011

Early Onto the Bandwagon

"Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)," a breakneck roll-call of rock & roll names by a studio assemblage known as Reunion but sung by Joey Levine, who had also sung "Yummy Yummy Yummy" as a member of the Ohio Express, went to Number Eight in the fall of 1974. Among the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers name-checked in the song are David Bowie and ZZ Top, who by that point had one Top Forty hit between them, Bowie's "Space Oddity."

There may be others as well; it can be awfully hard to make out the names Levine is rapping.

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