Bishop Joey (bishopjoey) wrote in talkiewalkie,
Bishop Joey

I can't believe...

It's taken 25 years to figure this out. Back in the day my local new wave station, KROQ, played Tim Curry's I Do The Rock (from the 1979 LP Fearless) with great regularity. I was well amused, but mostly by all the name checking.

Edith Sitwell giving readings
14 Moscow Road
Osbert's giving champagne parties
Sachie's got a cold
Gertrude's hanging pictures
Alice making tea
Me, I do the only thing that still
makes sense to me
I do the Rock

John and Yoko farming beef
raising protein quota
Sometimes they make love and art
inside the Dakota
Rodney's feeling sexy
Mick is really frightfully bold
Me, I do the only thing that stops me growing old
I do the Rock

Well, it's stimulating

Solzhenytsin feels exposed
built a barbed-wired prison
Nietsche's six feet under but his baby's still got rhythm
Einstein's celebrating ten decades
but I'm afraid philosophy is just too much responsibility for me
I do the Rock

Baby Ruth and Dizzy Dean
Best and Colin Cowdrey
Little Mo, Virginia Wade
Pistol Pete and O.J.
I've always like Di Maggio
and Rockne's pretty knute you know
I could never wack a ball with such velocity
I do the Rock
I do the Rock
I do the Rock (when I can get it)
It's stimulating - I'm a keen student

Liz and Dick and Britt and Liza
Jaclyn, Kate and Farrah
Meg and Roddy, John Travolta
Governor Brown and Linda
Interview and People Magazine
Miss Rona and the Queen
It must be really frightful to attract publicity
I do the Rock
I do the Rock

Carter, Begin and Sadat
Breznhev, Teng and Castro
everyday negotiate us closer to disastro
Idi Amin and the Shah
and Al Fatah is quite bizarre
I could never get the hang of ideology
I do the Rock
I do the Rock
I do - I do - I do - do the Rock Feeling sort of silly to be honest.

It's also got some fantastic saxophone work. Anyway, you can check it out for yourself here. (rs)
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
please tell me you have watched "the worst witch" and thusly know about tim curry's amazing acting and stellar musical performance in it.

if need to see it
I saw him in the musical My One and Only in San Francisco (in 1987 or so) and am well aware of his talents beyond pop and Rocky Horror. I'll keep my eyes peeled for The Worst Witch as it has other folks in it I like, too.



April 19 2008, 07:32:57 UTC 8 years ago

Man, I've heard this song a thousand times and never caught beat me to it. I thought that entire album was good.