Monday, August 30, 2010

W.O.C.K On Vinyl - Homer sings Blur's Song2

Before things get too serious here at Rock On Vinyl, I thought it might be fun to post a song at the end of each month, that could be categorized as being either Weird, Obscure, Crazy or just plain Korny.
As a sequel to an earlier WOCK on Vinyl posting featuring Bart Simpson, I decided to dedicate this month's posting to another favourite Simpson, good ol' Homer. The song in question is Blur's hit single from 1997 entitled "Song2" which was featured in the twelfth episode of the tenth season of the "The Simpsons" entitled "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" and showcases Homer's love of 'Grunge Music'.
Show synopsis: Homer leads a slew of Springfield denizens to Miami for the Super Bowl in a rollicking episode with a plethora of guest appearances. A travel agent (voice of Fred Willard) offers a free trip if Homer can help fill a charter bus. Several phone calls later, the bus departs. Alas, a ticket snafu keeps the group outside the stadium for a while, but ultimately they land in the winning team's locker room -- but not before visiting the skybox of media titan and News Corp. chairman and owner Rupert Murdoch (who's none too happy about the intrusion). Also appearing are Dan Marino, John Elway, John Madden and Pat Summerall.
"Song2" was played when Homer and the rest of the people from Springfield are running around Pro Player Stadium corridors looking for a way back into the arena, after Dolly Parton releases them from a lockup cell having been arrested previously for
using counterfeit tickets to get into the Super Bowl.
The song features Homer singing along with the chorus
which simply goes "Woohoo" and therefore seems to fit the W category in W.O.C.K very nicely.Just for the record: The riff-based track, known for its overdriven chorus (mainly the word "Woohoo), is among the most well-known songs that Blur has recorded. Daman Elbam stated at the song's debut live performance at the RDS in Dublin in June 1996 that "This one's called 'Song 2', 'cos we haven't got a name for it yet". The working title ended up sticking. The song reached number 2 on the UK charts and was number 4 here in the land of Oz.
In this posting, I am including the 2 min Simpson take on the song (MP3 format) plus the original Blur video clip (in AVI format) for your enjoyment.

Homer Simpson - Blur Song2 (20Mb) New Link 21/03/2015

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