When I was 11 or so, I really got into writing new lyrics to songs. Every time I bought a 45 that had an instrumental B side, I was ready for business.
Some of the songs I wrote by myself and some I wrote with my friends. I decided I was going to be a rock star named Danny Rayfield and I was going to hit the big time at the age of 16 in 1989. My breakthrough LP was going to be called Nuclear War.
I recorded 5 songs in my bedroom by playing the 45 on the Hi Fi and singing over it. I covered an album I hated (some Glenn Frey crap LP) in a white sticker, neatly copied the lyrics on the sleeve and planned on drawing an awesome cover. Unfortunately, I never got around to drawing that cover but I'm glad that I have the lyrics. I have the cassette of my recordings somewhere but I have not been able to find them.
Ghost in My House to the tune of Somebody's Watching Me.
Nuclear War to the tune of Ghostbusters.
Phones Aren't Good Anymore to the tune of Obscene Phone Caller.
The (Losing) Campaign Song to the tune of Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.
Chow it Down to the tune of Cool It Now.
The song about Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign has references to things that I have no memory of. Apparently they told jokes about the Marx Brothers? Click on picture to enlarge.
I've got to find these recordings!
3 days ago