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September is upon us, and it will be noted in a well-known yet very serious tune that is much more than about a month.
After that, Work...that necessary evil!
Hard to believe all those Rat Race shows started last Labor Day.
And a lot of real GOOD songs remained unplayed, still sitting in their neat little pile.
No repeats in these Pre-Labor Day Outings.
And while it's true that 40 Hour Week can make anybody rash and hasty, it can be followed by a what the hell have I done?
Join me, as I go into Labor, lol!
Here are the links to No Work, Just Songs About It, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
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Comment by Mike Pell on September 5, 2015 at 9:24am

Boy that Moon Over Parma sucked.

But I'd probably play it, LOL!

Comment by Jon on September 5, 2015 at 6:24am

I believe they started using the Vogues song on season two, "Moon Over Parma" (or something like that) was used in the first season.

Comment by Mike Pell on September 5, 2015 at 1:51am
Wow, another pleased listener, lol!
The Cat Stevens song is not that well known in America.
And agreed again- like I wrote to Jon, the best of the half hour for me being Give Me Back My Job- that ROCKS!
That is clearly Golden Pell material and a worthy winner!
They say Bono is in there, maybe the 2nd verse, but I can't be sure.
He didn't ruin it though, lol!
Listening while at work, to a show about working makes us one with the universe, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing, I did MY job,
Comment by Mike Pell on September 5, 2015 at 1:42am
Thought of you when Alabama sang of Detroit, too bad you didn't like it.
I have a vague memory, or should I say Vogue, of that being on The Drew Carey Show.
Was it every week?
As for the Cat Stevens song and Tears For Fears Mad World, I heard it- comes in at around the 1 minute mark.
I started watching the Take This Job movie, but like Alice's Restaurant, I was gone quickly- not exactly cinematic groundbreakers, with acting the quality of porn, lol!
Agreed, the rest of the "country" songs were more "rock".
With the best of half hour for me being Give Me Back My Job- that ROCKS!
Happy you dug this one.
Thanks for the listen, writing and video,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 3, 2015 at 9:04pm

I have to tell you, I listened to this yesterday.  When I listened, I was not in a "note taking" mood.  That being said, I ended up jotting down most of the songs anyway.  And I liked 'em all.

The Alabama, Johnny Paycheck and Supertramp songs are all songs that I've heard before.  I wasn't sure if I had heard the Cat Stevens song or not, and I still don't know.  But I have heard it now.  

And the Jerry Lee Lewis song was cool, but the Golden Pell must be awarded to Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Carl Perkins and Tom Petty.  I also think you said Bono, but it was hard for me to understand.  Either way, they get the Golden Pell.

Of course, I listened while at work, so since it's a show about working, I guess it all just flows.

Comment by Jon on August 31, 2015 at 8:00am

Not big into country music, but that Alabama song did start off with a mention of Detroit so I should be happy. But I'm not. Liked the meaning of the song but, dang it, it was way toooooo country for my taste. 

That song by The Vogues reminds me of "The Drew Carey Show"! Why? See below.

This is a bit odd to me, but while the Cat Stevens song was playing, I noticed there's a song from the 80's that (possibly) borrows from this song. Don't know why I never noticed it before, but if you listen to Tears For Fears' "Mad World" you'll see what I'm saying. 

The job shove song is quite interesting because it's one of those songs that was made into a movie. There's not a lot of those out there, but this is one of 'em. 

This was a fantastic show, quite a nice mix. Except for the Alabama song (again, tooooooo country) the rest of the "country" songs were more "rock" to me. I really, really did dig this.

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