The good Doc knows the A-B-Cs of pop music; this was one of the first tape swap mixes I made for Son Of Tape Tree (a/k/a/ SOTT), a tradition which is in its thirteenth or fourteenth year. We’re down from one every two months to once a year despite the ability to dub CDs much faster and cheaper than C-90s! Title obviously stolen from a great Graham Parker song.
Video: Graham Parker, Back To Schooldays
I don’t have to anymore, thankfully…
But September, and especially this weekend, brings the official end to summer and the start of the school year. (Feel free to substitute the word “football season” if you are a childless male past the age of eighteen.)
Music has always captured the essence of every emotion and occurence in our lives, and there certainly are many anthems that document the drudgery and celebrate the rebellion and pinpoint the pain. Many of these are obvious, although “School’s Out” will have to wait for June! And I didn’t want to go to hardcore teenage angst like Big Star‘s “Thirteen” and Ultimate Fakebook‘s “A Million Hearts” (an under-known classic!).
So as you hopefully are preparing for a safe and happy holiday, here are Ten Tunes to take you Back To Schooldays!
01 – “Schooldays” (The Kinks)
02 – “Be True To Your School” (The Beach Boys)
03 – “Back To Schooldays” (Graham Parker)
04 – “Hot For Teacher” (Van Halen)
05 – “My Old School” (Steely Dan)
06 – “School Days” (Chuck Berry)
07 – “School Days” (The Good Rats)
08 – “Teacher Teacher” (Rockpile)
09 – “High School Confidential” (Jerry Lee Lewis)
10 – “Rock and Roll High School” (The Ramones)