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Old 07-08-2017, 03:38 PM   #1
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Song Stories And Story Songs

Pretty self explanatory...Stories about songs and/or how they came to be. Songs that tell stories. Your stories about songs.

An example of a song story:



Another:

In the History Of The Eagles, Glenn Frey relates the story of how "Life In The Fast Lane" was born.

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So I'm in a Corvette with a drug dealer on our way to a poker game. We're both holding, big time. I looked over at the speedometer, and we're doing 95 on the 5 freeway [or where ever they were]. I looked at the guy and said "Are you crazy?", the guy said "Hey, that's life in the fast lane, pal.".
Here's what I mean by story song:



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Old 07-08-2017, 05:53 PM   #2
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One of my favourite story songs:



I have a bunch that I love, but my interwebnetz has been painfully slow just lately and I haven't the patience to keep on youtube.
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Old 10-19-2017, 03:47 PM   #3
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"Green Onions" is an instrumental composition recorded in 1962 by Booker T. & the M.G.'s. Described as "one of the most popular instrumental rock and soul songs ever", the tune is twelve-bar blues with a rippling Hammond M3 organ line by Booker T. Jones that he wrote when he was just 17. The guitarist Steve Cropper used a Fender Telecaster on "Green Onions", as he did on all of the M.G.'s instrumentals.

According to Cropper, the title is not a marijuana reference; rather, the track is named after the Green Badger's cat, Green Onions, whose way of walking inspired the riff. Songfacts.com, however, ascribes the track's title to Jones. When asked by Stax co-owner Jim Stewart why he had given the track this title, Songfacts reports, Jones replied, "Because that is the nastiest thing I can think of and it's something you throw away." On a broadcast of the radio program Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! on June 24, 2013, Jones was asked about the title and said, "The bass player thought it was so funky, he wanted to call it 'Funky Onions', but they thought that was too low-class, so we used 'Green Onions' instead."
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Old 10-19-2017, 06:50 PM   #5
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Sounds like Cropper got asked that question a lot. Maybe he was having fun by just winging an answer.
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