Sunday, August 19, 2018

Peanuts on ACID: "25 or 6 to 4" (video)

Peanuts; Chicago; ELO; Jefferson Airplane; Iron Butterfly; Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly
(Garren Lazar) Ladies and gentlemen, here's another Peanuts music parody. This time the gang plays Chicago's "25 Or 6 To 4."

LYRICS: " 25 or 6 to 4"
Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Flashing lights against the sky
Giving up I close my eyes
Sitting cross-legged on the floor
25 or 6 to 4
Staring blindly into space
Getting up to splash my face
Wanting just to stay awake
Wondering how much I can take
Should I try to do some more
25 or 6 to 4
Feeling like I ought to sleep
Spinning room is sinking deep
Searching for something to say
Waiting for the break of day
25 or 6 to 4
25 or 6 to 4

(Jefferson Airplane) Grace Slick sings her "White Rabbit"

Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
“25 or 6 to 4” is a song written by the American musician Robert Lamm, one of the founding members of the band Chicago recorded in 1969 for their second album, Chicago, with Peter Cetera on lead vocals, released in 1970... According to composer Robert Lamm, the song is about trying to write a song in the middle of the night. The title is the time at which the song is set: 25 or 26 minutes before 4:00 am. Because of the unique phrasing of the song's title, "[LSD] 25 or 6 to 4" has been speculated to be a veiled reference to drug quantities or a mystical allusion. The 1986 music video for the song references the meaning at its beginning. The song was banned in Singapore in 1970 and again in 1986 because of its "alleged allusions to drugs." In 1993, the ban on this song was lifted, along with long-time bans on songs by other artists such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. In what may be a coincidence, the song's writer, Robert Lamm, had recently written and sung another Chicago hit, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," for which this song's title can be seen to serve as an answer. More

(Iron Butterfly) In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (full version) This song is considered very significant in rock history because it marks the time period when psychedelic music began to form heavy metal. In 2009, it was named the "24th greatest hard rock song of all time" by VH1. A commonly related story says that the song's title was originally "In the Garden of Eden," but at one point in the course of rehearsing and recording, singer Doug Ingle got intoxicated and slurred the words, creating the mondegreen that stuck as the title. More

(Elders React) Mom think Greta Van Fleet sounds just like Led Zeppelin.

(ELO, Electric Light Orchestra) "Living Thing" I'm taking a dive!

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