In last weeks Top Ten list I made the assertion that Chris Isaak’s 1995 album, Forever Blue, is one of the most underrated albums of the 90’s. Known best for 1989 smash hit “Wicked Games”, Isaak has had a surprisingly enduring career in making quality music, even if he is less and less recognized. It is certainly time for Chris Isaak to get more recognition of LxL, rather than just a passing reference in a Top Ten list.
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With the approach of Thanksgiving, we decided it appropriate to offer up a list of our favorite songs containing food and drink references. The pool of songs was way more impressive than we imagined, necessitating us splitting the list into two parts; the first highlighting food and the second focusing on drinks (check it out here). What we found, at least while putting together this first list, is that almost every song referencing food is either inherently silly or sexual in nature. We gravitated toward the sillier songs, so our apologies to Warrant for not recognizing their terrible strip club staple.
As a further note, since this list is of the less serious variety, I apologize for not giving too much legitimate information on the songs or artists that follow. I pretty much just free associated, and it felt right. Enjoy, and as always let us know what we missed or where we screwed up.
10. “Ham N’ Eggs” – A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest was almost as forward-thinking in their dietary decisions as they were in their jazz-influenced hip hop beats. “I don’t eat no ham n’ eggs, ’cause they’re high in cholesterol” are some words the LxL staff should heed a little more often to be completely honest. “Ham N’ Eggs” is jam packed with more than 25 soul food references. Yum!
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