The Rich Girls Are Weeping

30 October 2006

This is a public service announcement from Candy Hotpants. After seeing the bajillionth article linked on Largehearted Boy today in which The Hold Steady's Craig Finn had to talk about the whole Springsteen thing for like, what's probably the bajllionth time (seriously, we feel for him, that's gotta be really annoying), I was inspired to be of assistance. In order to combat the remnants of this effect in any other interviews Mr. Finn may need to conduct on the rest of the band's press junket, here's a handy guide for all you clueless and unoriginal print and/or electronic journalists out there. Perhaps this will spark a more interesting discussion.


1) France Gall -- Sacré Charlegmane (thx Chilango!)

2) Neil Diamond -- Holly Holy

3) Heart -- Crazy On You

4) The Magnetic Fields -- Strange Powers

5) Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band -- Laissez Faire

That is all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I read the words " BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN" next to "The Killers" I may kill myself.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Candy,

That France Gall song is the one she sang with puppets, right? The link didn't work for me, but I'm a big Gall fan, so I thought I'd wonder out loud if it could be fixed possibly? That is all.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 8:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ack, sorry about that -- I officially hate diacritical marks in file names!

It should be working now.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 9:34:00 AM  
Blogger candy hotpants said...

adama: perhaps people will move on to beating that dead horse now instead. i just think that whole kerfuffle is kind of funny.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 9:59:00 AM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

...and yes, that was the one with the puppets!

here's a poor quality scopitone sans puppets, but worth seeing nonetheless.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Holly Holly" is the perfect song for halloween."Touch a man who can't walk upright,And that lame man,he's gonna fly".There is something scary about a "lame" man flying.And that chamber type choir!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the quick fix, Candy.

Cindy, I had seen that video during a Saturday afternoon France Gall You Tube marathon. I put up a post about some of the better ones a while ago, which you may or may not find amusing.


Tuesday, October 31, 2006 3:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, sorry that address got cut off, and I dunno how to fix. If your curiosity persists, you can just search 'France Gall' on the site, and the post'll be fairly obvious.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 3:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couple more hold steady influences:

Ethel Merman
The Goo Goo Dolls
The Asbury Dukes
Ken Nordine
The Tubes
The Outfield
Benny Mardones
Randy Newman
The Blue Aeroplanes
Eddie Money

J Frank, from jail.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

eddie money? mr. parnell, how we love you.

and i've really never thought about ken nordine as a possible influence, but yes. because i can totally hear craig finn saying "because yellow and blue can get together and make their own green!" complete with frantic pontificatory gestures. totally: the hold steady present ken nordine's colors. maybe benjamin-moore paint would underwrite that like they did nordine's original. no, wait! the new pantone paint! i think i'm onto something.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 11:18:00 AM  

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