“Ballad of Mott the Hoople” – Mott the Hoople


Many rock bands and performers (if they’re around long enough) record a “life is hell on the road” song. Some are sublime (Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page,” Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Lodi,” GWAR’s parody “The Road Behind”). Some are ridiculous (Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” … as if there was any doubt).

However, my favorite is Mott the Hoople’s “Ballad of Mott the Hoople” which contains one of my all-time favorite lyrics about not only the quest for fame, but life itself: “I wish I’d never wanted then what I want now twice as much.” That’s deep. From Mott the Hoople’s 1973 album “Mott.”

“Sock it to Me Santa” – Bob Seger and the Last Heard

This is a raucous holiday favorite by an early Bob Seger.  It’s a little derivative of Mitch Ryder and James Brown, but still a lot of fun.

I’m signing off for the holidays.  But check back every once in a while …  You never know when Dave may get strange during the next week and a half.  Please take care and have a terrific and safe holiday and New Year!