Annoying Stuff That I Love!!!

One of many things I really hated about the early days of MTV was the incessant stupidity of Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science.” I think it must have been played about six hundred times a day back then. I still can’t think of one reason why that was. I mean the song is just kind of dumb and annoying. It was of course a hit.

 

Well, so was “Come On Eileen.”

A few years later Dolby put out a song I still love today. It has a prominent place on my iPod’s playlist counter. It’s dumb and annoying too.

“Hyperactive!” (A live version.)

 

Click here for the “official Hyperactive video” (It’s worth it if you like the song…)

This however works for me.

I think the bass is what got me at first but as time went on the delightful absurdity of the whole thing kind of grew on me to the point that I rock out on this where everyone else I know wants to either leave the room or do physical harm to me for playing it in the first place.

Here’s another room clearer if you dare.

These folks were always just too much fun!

The B-52s “Rock Lobster”

Every time I hear this I shake my head in amazement at the ingenuity, the creativity and the craziness that brought this about. I don’t know about you but it never would have occurred to me to write a song parodying 50′s sci-fi movies. I’m glad they did. I enjoy this every time!

About Pete

Pete is a professional-musician-with-a-day-job based in California's Inland Empire, as well as a veteran sound engineer in the studio and for live shows. He's been a lover of classic rock since back when it was known as "rock" and has in more recent years developed a country habit as well.
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2 Responses to Annoying Stuff That I Love!!!

  1. Suzanne Majors says:

    I can honestly say I have no use for Rock Lobster, but I did like it at one time, just got very, very tired of listening to it. The other two are interesting. Thank you to Michele for sharing this page with me, I am sure I will be back sometime soon

  2. Michele says:

    Personally I kind of liked “She Blinded Me With Science”, it reminded me a lot of Oingo Boingo. I have to agree with it being over played though, a whole lot. I like “Hyperactive”, what gets me is the trombone and the player, just a fun song. I went an watched the “Official” video remastered and enjoyed it even more.
    Ah, The B-52′s, I love “Rock Lobster” always have. Have you ever noticed that in a room full of people, if the song comes on most people know the lyrics and even more fun, watching people tapping their feet to the music. This one’s a keeper, thanks Pete, off to share it on Facebook, hope it gets some hits for you!