For tonight’s radio show, Cristy and I are looking for songs about bad parties. We’ve got some unequivocally bad party experiences from Phil Ochs, Camper Van Beethoven, Lesley Gore, the Beatles, Jonathan Richman, They Might Be Giants, Joni Mitchell, Klark Kent, and the Smiths, to name just a few introverts.
Although this theme is open to interpretation, I have to assume that “And where will she go and what shall she do / When midnight comes around / She’ll turn once more to Sunday’s clown / And cry behind the door” was not a good time. Ditto “And you say, ‘Oh my God / Am I here all alone?'”
We’d love some more suggestions.
We managed to record half of the show, and it’s available here: http://rockgeekchic.com/shows/20110725badparties_part2.mp3