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    malcom
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    I used to hear this program on a local snday mornin "live and unplugged" radio program, the refrain was something like

    "Hey, hey
    my oh my
    rock n’ roll will never die
    just grow your hair down
    in your eyes,
    you’ll make a million, that’s all right."

    The song was about some band moving to seatle to form a grunge group, which is so alternative they won’t play any of their songs.

    Anybody able to recognize it?

    #67883

    rosa
    Participant

    Hey Malcolm,

    That would be "Hey Hey, My My" by Neil Young. I think there might have been covers done, but it’s his song.

    xo
    Rosa

    #67884

    malcom
    Participant

    Hey Rosa, I’m checking it out, seems kinda funny though, I remember the singer being in tune,

    #67885

    malcom
    Participant

    Steeeriike one!

    any other contenders?

    #67886

    rosa
    Participant

    proof

    Note that Neil Young gets the songwriting credit. You probably heard a cover. You might want to do a search on cdnow or amazon for that particular song, and see what comes up.

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    <small>[ 02-09-2002, 04:32 AM: Message edited by: rosa ]</small>

    #67887

    jasper
    Participant

    "just grow your hair down
    in your eyes,
    you’ll make a million, that’s all right."

    That’s not Neil! So the first lines may have been no more than a quote in Neil’s honor. Right?

    #67888

    malcom
    Participant

    Rosa, It isn’t Neil Young, You’d be surprised how many songs came up under "hey hey, my my"

    This song is a sort of midtempo piece, not a dirge like Neils.

    #67889

    SG
    Participant

    Todd Snider?
    I remember him singing a song about grunge years ago.

    #67890

    rosa
    Participant

    My bad. Rosa is a big fat dummy! Ignore any posts where I claim to know anything.

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    Rosa

    #67891

    malcom
    Participant

    And the award goes to Salamiguy, and his infinate knowledge of the music business

    #67892

    Bucky Ramone
    Participant

    Great song, with great lyrics by the way…..

    Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues
    Todd Snider

    Hey, hey, my, my
    Rock n’ roll will never die
    Just hang your hair down in your eyes
    You’ll make a million dollars

    Well, I was in this band goin’ nowhere fast
    We sent out demos but everybody passed
    So one day we finally took the plunge
    Moved out to Seattle to play some grunge
    Washington state that is…
    Space needle, Eddie Vedder
    Mudhoney

    Now to fit in fast we wear flannel shirts
    We turn our amps up until it hurts
    We’ve got bad attitudes and what’s more
    When we play we stare straight down at the floor
    Woweee! Pretty scary
    How pensive
    How totally alternative

    Now to fit in on the Seattle scene
    You’ve got to do something they ain’t never seen
    So thinkin’ up a gimmick one day
    We decided to be the only band that wouldn’t play a note
    Under any circumstances
    Silence…
    Music’s original alternative
    Root’s grunge

    Well we spread the word through the underground
    That we were the hottest new thing in town
    The record guy came out to see us one day
    And just like always we didn’t play
    It knocked him out

    He said he loved our work
    He said he loved our work, but he wasn’t sure if he could
    Sell a record with nothing on it
    I said tell ’em we’re from Seattle
    He advanced us two and half million dollars

    Hey, hey, my, my
    Rock n’ roll will never die
    Hang your hair down in your eyes
    You’ll make a million dollars

    Well they made us do a video but that wasn’t tough
    ‘Cause we just filmed ourselves smashing stuff
    It’s kind of weird ’cause there was no music
    But MTV said they’d love to use it

    The kids went wild, the kids went nuts
    Rolling Stone gave us a five star review
    Said we played with guts

    We’re scoring chicks, taking drugs
    Then we got asked to play MTV Unplugged
    You should have seen it

    We went right out there and refused to do acoustical versions
    of the electrical songs that we had refused to record in the first place
    Then we smashed our shit

    Well we blew ’em away at the Grammys show
    By refusing to play and refusing to go
    And then just when we thought fame would last forever
    Along come this band that wasn’t even together
    Now that’s alternative
    Now that’s alternative to alternative
    I feel stupid…and contagious

    Well our band got dropped and that ain’t funny
    ‘Cause we’re all hooked on drugs but we’re outta money
    So the other day I called up the band
    I said boys I’ve taken all I can
    Shave off your goatees, pack the van
    We’re going back to Athens…

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