Thursday, October 16, 2008

Guilty Pleasures Part Thirty - Joe the Plumber Edition

Let's give all those Average Joes a little love. In honor of our favorite Ohio plumber, select from the following:

Jimi Hendrix singing Hey Joe at Monterey and likey infuriating 4 out of 5 dentists surveyed by playing guitar with his teeth - my daughter Maria suggests that perhaps Jimi was just flossing?

Simon and Garfunkel discussing the departure of Joltin' Joe in the context of their classic Mrs. Robinson, here rendered in Central Park in 1981.

I apologize in advance for this, but you had to see it coming. Next, in honor of the shabby treatment that JtP has received today, we break out one of the all-time bad ones. Yes, it's the immortal David Geddes performing with cheeseball splendor the horrifying earworm Run Joey Run.

Then, we have Roger Daltrey covering a song by, of all people, Murray Head of "One Night in Bangkok" fame. Yep, it's time to implore: Say It Ain't So, Joe

And we'll wrap it up with Boz Scaggs from 1980 with one of his last big hits -- Jojo.

Pick your favorite Joe!


Hammerswing75 said...

Hendrix by a country mile. That guitar was putty in his hands.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Ben, but Jojo's a pretty cool sone, gotta love Boz Scaggs...How come Mr D forget about the rap song My name is Joe? Perhaps he's showing his age and bias against this genre of music, which is his right as a blogster.

Mark Heuring said...

It's always a safe bet to assume that I have an age problem, anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Remember the original Joe the Plumber? Or Jo actually.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea that Murray Head wrote "Say It Ain't So, Joe" but I have always loved Daltrey's rendition of it. That's my pick, and thanks for that bit of trivia.