Week 55 Playlist Video
So this week there was only one official music video among the songs I cited. All the other videos are of live concert performances of the songs. The music video is for “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Ugly Kid Joe. The video is very good and well worth watching as it captures the theme of the song about a Dad who doesn’t really spend much time with his son and so loses all those irreplaceable years of father/son relationship. The key twist to the song is in the final verse when the Dad rings his son to see if he can catch up with him. His son puts him off saying he’d love to but is too busy with his own family matters: “you see the new job’s a hassle and the kids got the flu, but it’s been sure nice talking to you Dad, it’s been sure nice talking to you.”
The other two live concert songs that are worth watching are the Kinks performance of the “Ape man” (mainly because the guy playing the piano is dressed like an ape) and Ian Dury and the Blockhead’s version of “Hit me with your rhythm stick” just so you can admire Ian’s cool “sunnies” with the leather side covers.
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