Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


San Berdoo Sunburn (2004)

One of my friends admits he can’t listen to the Eagles of Death Metal any more since he found out they’re a bunch of rabid right-wing Republicans. Try as he might, he just couldn’t enjoy their music after that. Personally, I don’t give a shit if Jesse Hughes is in the Ku Klux Klan. This track kicks ass… Or it does until I notice that the opening two lines of the third verse (“I’ve got the South in my veins but California in my mouth / And that’s the simple reason why I’m leaving the South”) includes the word ‘South’ twice in the same couplet. Not to be a stickler Hughes, but uh-uh… Not on my watch, buddy.

We each have our own neuroses to contend with, I suppose, is my point…

June 4th, 2010.

7 Responses to “San Berdoo Sunburn (2004)”

  1. jax Says:

    Speechwriter for Sonny Bono. thats an all-time WFT!! I thought they were biker outlaws???


  2. Eoin Says:

    @ Jax – And on the more pertinent point, you think Sonny woulda let him away with that ‘South’ thing. That’s a rewrite on the third verse Jessee…. I want it on my desk by 5 o’clock!

  3. anto Says:

    Sonny was sweet for that deal…

  4. Fintan Says:

    As a sometime songwriter myself I can sympathise with his predicament here. There really aren’t any other words that rhyme with south and mouth. Unless he sang “I’ve got Louth in my veins…” But then he’d have to sing it in that awful accent I suppose.

  5. Eoin Says:

    You’re a songwriter? Really? Written anything we’d have heard of…?

  6. Fintan Says:

    No, I probably should have said White Christmas.

  7. Nick Says:

    Like these? Try The Black Keys on for size. Music in a similar vein minus the fascism. A winning combination. See also Blackroc, (brilliant Black Keys side project). Keep up the good work Eoin. Tuned in from Australia and enjoy reading about the pertinent issues of the day from back home.

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