Not That There's Anything Wrong With That
:: Lesbian Seagull ::
One criteria I use in selecting a record album is a quick look at the song titles. This gives a clue about the quality of the songwriting, and depending on how good or bad the song titles are, I might just decide to take a chance on it. Other times, doing the song title scan can pay dividends when you find something you've been looking for, or maybe just a song you've heard about but haven't yet heard. I don't know that I would have picked up Gay Name Game by Tom Wilson if it didn't have a song called Lesbian Seagull on it.
We all remember when Mr. Van Driessen was mauled by a bear during a campfire rendition of the song in Beavis and Butthead Do America, and of course Engelbert Humperdinck's take of the song during the closing credits. I never knew anything about the origins of the song. If anything I probably assumed it was written for the movie, but here it is as sung by its author in 1979. Good stuff.