Sweet Home Ad Nauseum


SYNOPSIS In which a brief tour of the non-urban mentality is conducted, with examples famous and not, from artists good and not… Good humor abounds there (just ask the late Arthur Lee).

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“Sweet Suburbia” by the Skids, from Best of the Skids (Blue Plate Caroline, 1995)

“Just Married” by Marty Robbins, from The Story of My Life (Sony, 1996)

“Little Boxes” by CRS Players, from Singalong Songs (CRS, 2003)

“The Man Who Invented California” by The Witch Hazel Sound, from A Wish on A Star
(Dreamy, 2001)

“TV Love” by Rodd Keith, from I Died Today (Tzadik, 1996)

“The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This” by Love, from Forever Changes (Elektra, 1967)

“Home” by Lene Lovich, from Luck Number: The Best of Lene Lovich
(Metro Music, 2004)

“Pleasant Little Kingdom” by Stephen Sondheim, from Sondheim Sings Vol. 1 (PS Classics, 2005)

“Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees, from The Best of the Monkees (Rhino, 2003)

“Where’s My Snake?” by Bow Wow Wow, from The Best of Bow Wow Wow (WEA, 1996)

“Quitting Time” by the Roches, from The Roches (Warner, 1990)

“She’s Leaving Home” by Jack Jones, from New Jack Swing (Linn, 1997)

“Gidget Goes to Hell” by Suburban Lawns (Uburban Industrial Records, 1979)

“That’s Entertainment” by Morrissey, from Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey (EMI, 1997)

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 6, 2007

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