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Favorite musical "double entendres"? Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 2nd January 2008
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Favorite musical "double entendres"?

I got called in to record this "showcase," to put it kindly, the ticket-taker girl at the theater outside of town had worked up the nerve to sing an evening of jazz tunes, and the pick-up band for the evening was either woefully under-rehearsed or else sitting at the wrong instruments?

And then they struck up "Send In The Clowns."

And I thought, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD CALL THE ALBUM!
Old 2nd January 2008
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I thought this was going to be about freudian slippers ...
Old 2nd January 2008
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there's a funny old song by benny bell called "everybody wants my fanny"..... (his girlfriend's name is fanny). really cute. funny sounding clarinet too.
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My favorite is 'We Are the Beaver' by the Arrogant Worms.
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always thought the brothers gibb must've laughed their heads off when they came up with "Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)", particularly in light of the common vernacular meaning of "Fanny" outside the USA:

"First I rise, then I fall
Seems like you don't want the love
Of this man at all
And it's sure been a lonely time
Right up to the time I met you
So if you take a love like mine

Be tender with my love;
You know how easy it is to hurt me
Fanny, be tender with my love,
'Cause it's all that I've got
And my love won't desert me"



they were disco; they were comedians.
Old 2nd January 2008
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"Tip of My Tongue" the Tubes
Old 2nd January 2008
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"Tip of My Tongue" the Tubes
what a killer track. "i've never been too cunning, i ain't no linguist, but i can tell you this..." is one of the all-time great lyrics!

david foster's EWF compadres sure did a bang-up job on the horn arrangements too.
Old 2nd January 2008
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rd lang stuff on gentle giant octopus

within you without you the beatles
Old 2nd January 2008
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Here's my votes-

AC/DC's Big Balls
Areosmith's Big 12 Inch
Primus' Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Chuck Berry, My Ding-A-Ling

and my favorite,

Bloodhound Gang's Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
Old 2nd January 2008
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I always thought Switchfoot's Beautiful Letdown LP was exactly that after the first track. Although, this is probably more irony than entendre, as I'm sure they didn't think it sucked.
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"Brand New Car" -- Stones -- Voodoo Lounge album.

"Jack her up baby, go on, open the hood
I want to check if her oil smells good
Mmmm...smells like caviar"
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Areosmith's Big 12 Inch
Man! It keeps growing!
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Cole Porter's 'All of you':

.......The east, west, north, and the south of you'
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"I didn't know if you were legal tender but I spent you just the same" - AC/DC
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walking down the street with your G-string tuned to A - Whitesnake
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The Tubes - Sushi


J. Geils - "I ain't no mathematician, but I'd sure like to count on you!"

Also, J Geils: "First I look at the purse"
Old 2nd January 2008
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Cole Porter's 'All of you':

.......The east, west, north, and the south of you'
Take the double entendres out of Cole Porter's oeuvre and there wouldn't be much left...

From "I've Got You Under My Skin" and beyond he was often cracking wise about sex and drugs.

(Which brings to mind "You're Getting to be a Habit with Me" from Warren and Dubin -- it's a bit less subtle.)
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From "I've Got You Under My Skin" and beyond he was often cracking wise about sex and drugs.
Yeah, it was also interesting that some well-known versions cleaned the Cole Porter lyrics up some. Like the original 'I get no kick from cocaine' line in 'I get a kick out of you'. Ella Fitzgerald sang it like that on her famous 'Cole Porter Songbook' album, but Sinatra changed it (or was forced to change it) to 'Some like the perfume from Spain'.......
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George Michael?
'Father Figure" or pretty much any song.
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Yeah, it was also interesting that some well-known versions cleaned the Cole Porter lyrics up some. Like the original 'I get no kick from cocaine' line in 'I get a kick out of you'. Ella Fitzgerald sang it like that on her famous 'Cole Porter Songbook' album, but Sinatra changed it (or was forced to change it) to 'Some like the perfume from Spain'.......
My Sinatra version doesn't change the lyric from the original. Which version are you speaking of?
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My Sinatra version doesn't change the lyric from the original. Which version are you speaking of?
Well, I don't have it on CD or record but I definitely heard Sinatra do it with 'clean' lyrics, I'm sure that he recorded it more than once though.

When was 'your' version done?
Old 2nd January 2008
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....I'll check tonight when I get home.
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Pretty much any song by Elvis Costello fits the bill.
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rd lang stuff on gentle giant octopus


?? What's this a reference to? I've got Gentle Giant's Octopus album but "rd lang" doesn't ring a bell at all.
Old 3rd January 2008
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Panama - Van Halen

"Reach down.........between my legs..........ease the seat back"

Led Zeppelin - Lemon Song

"The way she squeeze my lemon, I 'm gonna fall right out of bed"

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

"I wanna be your back door man"

The Scorpions - Rock You Like a hurricane

"So giver her inches and feed her well"

AC/DC - Big Balls (already pointed, but man what a classic)

"Some balls are held for charity and some for fancy dress but when their held for pleasure there the balls that I like best"
Old 3rd January 2008
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Led Zeppelin "Trampled Underfoot"

The whole song, but especially the bit about...
Check down here a minute
Underneath your hood
Baby I could work all night
At least I've got the proper tools
Old 3rd January 2008
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BIG BALLS IN COWTOWN - Bob will and his Texas Playboys

Now, do you figure that those boys in Bob Wills band were singing that Western Swing classic way back in the 'late '40s without smirking?

Were they singing about a Ball (a dance?)

The girls are all happy, you won't see a frown.
Big Balls in Cowtown, we'll dance around.

A bull?
A cowboy?
A Dance?

Who and what is Big Balls?
Old 3rd January 2008
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I think the all time winner of the musical double entendre song would have to go to 10CC's "I Bought A Flat Guitar Tutor" (Deceptive Bends).

Quote:
I bought a flat
Diminished responsibility
You're de ninth person to see
To be suspended in a seventh
Major catastrophe
It's a minor point but gee
Augmented by the sharpness of your
See what I'm going through
Ay to be with you
In a flat by the sea
I use it as a guitar/voice warm up sometimes. It's only funny to musicians, because the lyrics are basically just calling out the chords as you change.
Old 3rd January 2008
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I see you baby
Walkin' down the street
Co-co-coconuts
Jumpin to the beat

Coconut Milk
I love my Coconuts baby

Coconut Milk
Goes down smooth like Silk

Ron Levy "Coconut Milk" from Safari to New Orleans
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Most of the classic "rock" songs quoted in this thread are actually r n' b songs from the 50's....

heh
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